Originally posted over at my sister-site MommyNeedsaBreak.com, I thought y’all would enjoy this trick I learned for saving big money on breakfast!
If you love to save time and money, this one is for you! I bought a large 42 oz canister of instant oats on sale for $2 and a bag of C&H brown sugar on sale for $1. From this I made 30 (THIRTY!) quick oats packets, just like the ones they sell in boxes of 6 packets for $3-$5. My version cost $0.10 per “packet” and the prepackaged ones can cost up to $0.85 per packet. That’s a pretty big savings!
These are so simple to make.
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Directions: combine them in a snack sized ziploc bag.
Really. It’s that easy!
You can add dried fruit, cinnamon, chocolate chips, whatever you love in your oatmeal.
When you are ready to cook them, empty the packet into a bowl, add 3/4 cup of water or milk and microwave on high for 1 minute. Simple as that!
Think of all the wine you could buy with the savings! 😉