Monday, October 08, 2007

Fruity Homemade Oatmeal Mix

6 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup dried apples or other dried fruit
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar -- packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
8 cups water -- 1/2 cup per serving

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.

Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Yield 8 cups total.

To prepare oatmeal: Shake mix well and measure out 1/2 cup oatmeal into bowl, add 1/2 cup water, and microwave for 3 minutes.

Or on a stove top, in a saucepan, bring water to a boil; slowly stir in 1/2 cup mix.

Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat.

Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.

"from Light & Tasty magazine"

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