In a blender, blend 1/2 cup of oats until powdery.
Into each 10 (individual zip-lock type sandwich bags) place the following ingredients:
1/4 cup unpowdered oats
2 tablespoons powdered oats
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Close the top securely and store in a cool, dry place. Makes 10 packets of instant oatmeal.
Microwave directions for cooking:
Empty packet into microwaveable bowl. Add 2/3 cups water or milk. Microwave on HIGH about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir.
Conventional directions for cooking:
Empty packet into pan. Add 1/2 cup boiling water; cook and stir over high heat until thickened, about 1 minute.
Testing comment: This was good, but a lot of work for just regular oatmeal. I would just use regular oatmeal and cook it instead of this.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
(Source: "Basic Food Storage Cookbook", South Jordan Utah River Stake, 2003, pg. 54)