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Make Ahead Oatmeal - Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

These make ahead packs are what get us through hectic weekday mornings!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Servings - 1 pack


  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Combine all the ingredients in a sandwich size plastic baggie. Seal tightly and store up to 2 months in the pantry.
  • To cook: Bring 2 cups of water to bubbling, then pour in the contents of the baggie. Stir well and reduce heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Serve Oatmeal with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit.
  • Sugar-free option: Omit the brown sugar and stir in 2 Tbsp maple syrup while the oatmeal is cooking.