Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Instant Flavored Oatmeal" Bread

Some how, even with four kids, I always end up with one flavor of Instant Oatmeal that no one wants. Either the kids aren't in the mood for that flavor or they just don't like it!  After lots of trial and error, I finally came up with a recipe that utilizes all those leftover packets! This is a very simple and quick bread that's moist and delicious!

Ingredients are as follows:

2 packets instant flavored oatmeal 
(you can use whatever flavor you prefer, I used banana)
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 C milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 C shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 C fruit (use the same fruit as your flavored oatmeal, I used mashed banana)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 Inch Loaf Pan.

Mix the oatmeal packets, flour, baking soda and salt together; set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the milk and lemon juice; set aside.

Cream together the shortening, vanilla and brown sugar.

Add the eggs and beat thoroughly.

Add one half of dry ingredients, mix until combined.

Add sour milk and mix well.

Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.

Fold in the fruit (you can barely see the mashed bananas).

Pour into prepared pan. 

Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan for ten minutes, remove from pan and continue to let cool.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

 Remember this can be made with any of the instant oatmeal flavors,
  let me know which flavor you're going to try!


  1. I like this idea. I love the smell and flavor combinations of instant oatmeal but just can't bring myself to eat it. So, this is a great way to get those flavor combinations in something I do love - bread! Thanks for joining the party on Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

  2. this is SUCH a great idea! i hate all those left over flavors, ha. my mom would have LOVED to have this when we were growing up and refused to eat the apple cinnamon packets!! thanks for sharing! i adore this :)

  3. What a clever idea. I am sorta feeling a peach and maple combo.

  4. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  5. That is very clever of you. And the bread looks wonderful.

  6. I love this!!! Usually there is a flavor that is just 'stuck', but I bought some gourmet flavors - blueberry muffin and coffee flavored (for me) which are not good as oatmeal. They were buy one get one free and I couldn't bear to throw them away!! This is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a great way to use up those leftover oatmeal packets!

  8. that is a wonderful idea to use up oatmeal! looks like a yummy bread.

  9. This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

    If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

  10. what a clever idea :D looks yummo!

  11. What a great idea, and so easy!

    Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Warrior.


  12. Oh yum! That bread looks so good and EASY! I love the idea of using oatmeal.

  13. Looks SO yummy! come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party...

  14. OK Im doing this! Yumm great photos and instructions! Thanks a lot

  15. I am crazy about oatmeal, I try and eat everyday,for real!
    This looks delish,I have got to try this,thanks for sharing,yum!
    We been pickin' wild blackberries come see.

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  18. This is such a great idea! I have some packet flavors I dont like!!

  19. We would just love your Oatmeal Bread. It is a beautiful color and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  20. What a great way to use up instant oakmeal! Just like you, I have quite a few packages left in my pantry and now I know what to do with them! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. My mom really could have used this recipe when we were kids. We didn't want to eat the Banana flavor either!

  22. What a great use for those oatmeal packets that no one eats around here! I've emailed this recipe to myself. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  23. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

  24. I love making bread, banana, zucchini, carrot, I'm going to try oatmeal next! I would love it if you shared this with Workshop Wednesday!

  25. I love this idea! I always have leftover packets now I know what to do with them.

  26. Wonderful your blog. WIsh you had a print option for all your recipes.

  27. Lisa - what a fabulous way to use up that oatmeal. VERY clever - I'm pinning this now.

  28. For apple cinnamon oatmeal should I use applesauce or diced apples??? Thanks


  30. unfortunately the only flavor left over for us is PLAIN...:( doesn't sound like a bread would be any better than the bowl of oatmeal itself.


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