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Raisin Oatmeal Mix

"We like the sweet cinnamony flavor of this instant oatmeal at our house," relates Robert Caummisar of Grayson, Kentucky. The mix makes it convenient to zap a bowl in the microwave for a speedy breakfast. If you like milk with your oatmeal, you can pour a little on top before serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings (7 cups mix)


  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples or dried banana chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each serving):
  • 3/4 cup water


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month. Yield: 7 cups.
  • To prepare oatmeal: In a deep microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup oatmeal mix and 3/4 cup water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Cook 30-45 seconds longer or until bubbly. Let stand 2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 186 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.

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  • jaka02
    Feb 12, 2014

    Having always been a fan of stove top cooked oatmeal, but never liking the cleaning of the pan, I decided to simplify my morning by halving this recipe. I'm so glad this was the recipe I tried first. It's easy to make and easy to fix and tastes really good. I'll be making full batches from now on and will be trying different fruits and nuts in it.

  • amk4985
    Jan 15, 2014

    great option for a quick and tasty breakfast!

  • julzrulz9
    Oct 31, 2013

    I am so glad I have this recipe. The oatmeal is tasty and it makes for a satisfying breakfast thats ready in a flash.

  • Haman
    Feb 4, 2012

    I have made several batches this winter. I try to use different dried fruits. I don't like the banana chips, but use crazins, apricots diced, dates, walnuts. If you have your own dried bananas or apples that would really be good also. I don't like the ones from the store. I also use splenda and cut the brown sugar to 2 tablespoons. Have used nutmeg with the cinnamon. I also use half Old Fashioned oats and half Quick Cooking Oats.

  • Chris Recipes
    Aug 5, 2009

    I used the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and made a dried cranberry/walnut version. In the future I plan to make a dried blueberry/pecan and dried cherry/almond versions. Easy to prepare and quick, healthy start to the day!

  • Margie522
    May 19, 2009

    That is the greatest oatmeal mix that I have ever used. I did omit the apples & babana chips & used chopped walnuts.I make myself a bowl every morning. Yummmmm!!!!!!!!

  • mrs_h
    May 16, 2009

    What a great way to save money if your family likes the instant stuff. This is every bit as sweet as it too. I always find the instant packaged stuff too sweet, so next time I think I'll put in a little less sugar.

  • lllov
    Feb 14, 2009

    This is delicious! Our family prefers old fashioned oatmeal, so I substituted it and cook for 3 minutes. So handy to have available, we eat oatmeal every morning, and this simplifies it. We never cared for instant oatmeals, too mushy.

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    Feb 11, 2009

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    Feb 4, 2009

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