Instant Apple-Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

Don't have a Keurig? Simply boil 8 oz of water on the stovetop and stir it into the oatmeal to prepare this quick and yummy breakfast. Tip: Prefer peaches and cream oatmeal? Substitute the dried apple chips and cranberries for dried peach slices. Is maple-brown sugar your favorite? Omit the fruit entirely and add maple syrup. Keep the nuts if you wish. Bottom line: be creative!

Instant Apple-Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

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  • 4

    cups instant oats

  • ½

    cup nonfat powdered milk

  • ¾

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 2

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2

    cups chopped dried apple chips

  • 1

    cup dried cranberries

  • 1

    cup chopped toasted walnuts


Toss the oats, powdered milk, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl until evenly incorporated. Divide the mixture evenly into 8 sealable plastic bags. Place 1/4 cup apple chips, 1/8 cup cranberries, and 1/8 cup walnuts into each bag. Seal the bag and store in a cool, dry place. When ready to make the oatmeal, pour the bag contents into a heat-tolerant mug. Place the mug under your Keurig and brew water using the 8-oz button setting. Stir and let stand until thickened, about 1–2 minutes. Serve immediately.


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