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Instant Oatmeal in a Jar Recipe + Gift Idea!

Oatmeal in a jar is a simple grab and go breakfast or snack — all anyone has to do is add water and pop it in the microwave. This is a fun recipe to get the kiddos involved as well!

Instant Oatmeal in a Jar

 

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Let your kids help by measuring out, layering ingredients, placing on caps, and filling the basket.  It will give them a sense of ownership in the project. Top off the gift giving idea with one of these two different printables I created to gift with your instant oatmeal in a jar gift.

Whether you give one or dozen this is one gift that will be appreciated and used. Layer basic ingredients and top with a variety of add-ins like; raisins, craisins, walnuts, almonds, dried apples, milk or white chocolate chips, and more.

Arrange some in a basket with a few oatmeal granola bars for some variety, attach the tag with ribbon or string and you’re ready to go.

If you love this gift idea, give these fun Witch Hat Cookies a try to give to others as well!

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OATMEAL IN A JAR

There really isn’t a gift giving idea any more simple than this. Who doesn’t love receiving oatmeal in a jar recipes that they can create and make whenever they want?

This oatmeal in a mason jar is hearty, filling and the perfect way to start any day!

 

Oatmeal in Jars

HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL IN A JAR

Whatever amount you are planning on making, divide oatmeal in half.  Place half your oatmeal in a blender or food processor and pulse until it is almost a powder consistency. This will give yothe creamymy consistency of packaged instant oatmeal packets.

Layer the the following ingredients in each half pint mason jar:

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal, quick cook
  • 2 tsp. Powdered milk
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • (Optional) Add 1-2 Tbsp. chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.

Oatmeal in a Jar prep

When you’re ready to prepare the instant oatmeal, just add 2/3 cup of boiling water and stir.

Don’t forget to add a label for directions and to mark each flavor.  The simplest way to do this is to trace the lid of your mason jar onto paper, cut it out, and slip it between lid and ring. Write the preparation instructions and the flavor you created. Or you can write the preparation directions on the back of the printable tag.

Two Free Printable Oatmeal in a JarTags!

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I created two free printable tags that you can use to finish off your basket as a teacher’s gift! One is more girly and the other more gender neutral, so pick whichever you prefer. Have your child sign their name on the wavy lines to personalize the tag or fill in the prep directions in this spot. To grab the free tags, just click on the image you prefer above and it will take you to the full size image. You can then print or save the tag! Keep in mind, the image size is really large to give you the best print quality, so size accordingly before you print.

FAQS ABOUT OATMEAL IN A JAR:

Q: What other ingredients can you add to this jar oatmeal?
A: Nuts and dried fruit will also make great additions to these Oatmeal in a Jar gift!

Q: What holidays would you give these Oatmeal in a Jar gifts during?
A: Any holiday will work! They are also great for teachers and friends, too! It’s always the perfect time to give oatmeal in a mason jar!

Q: How long does oatmeal in a jar last?
A: If in an airtight container, you can expect it to last up to 5 days when stored properly in the fridge.

 

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OATMEAL IN A JAR

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Instant Oatmeal in a Jar Recipe + Gift Idea!
 
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Ingredients:
  • ⅓ cup oatmeal, quick cook
  • 2 tsp. Powdered milk
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • (Optional) Add 1-2 Tbsp. chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.
Directions:
  1. When you're ready to prepare the instant oatmeal, just add ⅔ cup of boiling water and stir.
  2. Don't forget to add a label for directions and to mark each flavor.  The simplest way to do this is to trace the lid of your mason jar onto paper, cut it out, and slip it between lid and ring. Write the preparation instructions and the flavor you created. Or you can write the preparation directions on the back of the printable tag.

 

 

Oatmeal in a Jar Gift

 

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ellen beck

Sunday 19th of October 2014

This is a super nicee idea for not only teachers but almost everyone- I am thiinking too of the newspaper delivery person or the mail lady. Anyone would love this and it's easy and pretty inexpensive to do. Thanks for the good idea!

carol clark

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

this is a brilliant idea for people all over in nursing homes to get a good family treat andfamily members great i love it

Mandee Thomas

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

What a fun idea! Pinned for Christmas gift ideas :) I wanted to let you know that this post is being featured tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week :D http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

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Kimberly Lewis

Monday 25th of August 2014

Love it! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope you get a chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls