Homemade Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Mix

Per the request of a reader, I just had to tackle this instant oatmeal favorite. I’ll admit, the Maple and Brown Sugar flavor was a favorite of mine as a kid, so I was more than happy to oblige when someone asked me to remake it.

I had it in the back of my mind for awhile now but I was unsure as to how to tackle the maple flavor without using any liquid ingredients. So, when I came across maple sugar in Trader Joe’s when I was visiting my parents (I think I spend more time in the grocery stores than anywhere else when I’m on vacation), I knew I had my answer! Plus, it’s not terribly high in calories, natural, and packs a punch of flavor.
my supply of Saigon Cinnamon and Maple Sugar 
My Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Mix not only makes more than the brown packet version, but it also totes only 125 calories with no preservatives. Enjoy!
Homemade Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Mix
1/3 cup instant oats (“minute” oats)
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
~Mix all of the ingredients together in an airtight container until you’re ready to make your oatmeal.
~To prepare: In a microwave safe bowl, combine the instant oatmeal mix with 2/3 cup of water and microwave for 1 minute. Enjoy!
OR Put the oatmeal mix into your breakfast bowl. Add 2/3 cup of boiling water, let set for 1 minute. Enjoy!
Note: If you like sweeter oatmeal, add 1 tsp. of Splenda or a no-calorie sweetener to your oatmeal before or after it is prepared!
Check out my other instant oatmeal mix flavors too!

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  1. Jo Dawn Brown says

    If you didn’t want to purchase the maple sugar, what amount of maple extract would you recommend?

    • says

      Well, I wouldn’t recommend maple extract because it would add moisture to the mix, making it clump or unable to keep in the pantry. But, you could always add maple extract just before cooking. Because I haven’t tried it yet, I wouldn’t know exactly how much you should add, but I’d start with 1/2 tsp. because that should give you enough flavor without overpowering the whole bowl :) Hope that was helpful!