Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix

Oatmeal is a comfort food for me, warm and satisfying.  It really seems to stay with you and keep you full longer than other foods.  I was so glad when McDonald’s added oatmeal to their menu, have you tried it?  My favorite meal at McDonald’s is oatmeal, fruit & yogurt parfait and Diet Coke!  Ask my family, they know I eat it many times a week, for that matter ask the manager of the two closest McDonald’s to our house.  Embarrassing, but true.  This oatmeal mix is great to have on hand, quick to mix up, and has delicious things already added in the mix!  You can decide what your favorite mix-ins are and have it your way (I believe that last phrase belongs to Burger King).


Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix:
4 cups old fashioned oats
2 ²/3 cup nonfat dry milk (2 – 1 qt) packets of Milkman dry milk)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbl cinnamon
1 Tbl salt
1 cup dried apples, chopped
1½ cups raisin or craisins (or combination of both)
1½ cups chopped walnuts or pecans (or combination of both)

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

For One Serving Oatmeal:
1 cup water
1 Tbl butter (optional)
1 cup Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix

Bring water and butter to boil in saucepan.  Sprinkle in oatmeal mix, turn heat down to simmer.  Cook for about 5 minutes.

Serve with milk, half & half, or cream.

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