Homemade Instant Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Packets

Today the beautiful and wonderful miss baby Violet did not want to be put down while I made myself something to eat and the cupboards were a little bare. Out of chia, bread, granola, nuts and running low on fruit – what is a gal to eat ? Something at least semi-nutritious that can be made with one hand…Well, within a few minutes I had a little bowl of warm heaven. I A few minutes after that I had 3 more bags ready to go for another day. We’ll see if I get to eat them or if they are poached by my lovely food-tasting and thieving husband. This tastes very similar to a package of instant oatmeal you might buy, but you can control the sugar and salt and the cost is much less (this can be as low as 3 cents a packet!).

My recipe only has a slight modification from the recipe at The Spice House and this is a great source for some info about how different types of cinnamon might effect the taste.

Homemade Instant Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Packets

for one packet

4 tablespoons of quick cooking oats
1 tablespoon of brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
1- 2 teaspoons of raisins
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Tiny pinch of allspice
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of boiling water or cold milk

Mix all ingredients except liquid in ziplock bag or small jar.

When ready to serve, pour mix into bowl and add the water OR the milk.

For water, stir well and wait about one minute (until thick).

For milk, stir well and microwave for 1 minute. Stir again and serve !


Cooking with Violet

My infant daughter Violet loves to watch me cook and this blog allows you to keep up with all the action. My recipes are a mix of the classic and the fabricated; often I will start out with Julia Child or Alton Brown recipes and play with them to make the method simpler and the taste more exciting or complex. So pop into my kitchen and take a stool, today baby Violet and I are cookin’ up a storm.


This is me :)

This is me 🙂