9 Great-Tasting Survival Meals for Your 72-hour Kit

by | Apr. 04, 2014

Mormon Life

9.  Homemade Fruit and Cream Instant Oatmeal


Another great idea for a breakfast option.  This recipe takes a bit of time to make but it’s really amazing for it’s taste.  Once you have a couple batches done it’s “just add water” and you’ve got an instant “anywhere” breakfast ready!


3 1/2 cups freeze dried fruit of choice

7 cups coarsley ground quick rolled oats

1 recipe bavarian cream sugar

1/4 cup spiced vanilla sugar

3/4 cup sour cream powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Bavarian Cream Sugar

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. LorAnn Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion

1/2 tsp. Bavarian Cream flavored LorAnn oil

Spiced Vanilla Sugar

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla bean paste, vanilla extract or vanilla powder

1 TBS cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


Mix together the ingredients for the Bavarian Cream Sugar.  Separately, mix together the ingredients for the Vanilla Spice Sugar.  Allow both sugars to dry completely, 2-3 hours. (*A dehydrator set on low, if you have one, will speed this step up.)

Meanwhile,  roughly grind the oats with either a food processor or (by hand) using a grinder.  Measure out 7 cups of ground oats and place in a large mixing bowl.  Chop the freeze dried fruit (if needed) to add to the mixing bowl.  Add the salt and sour cream powder.  Once the sugar is completely dry, use a potato masher or other utensil to blend each sugar until it’s spoonable.  Add the entire recipe of Bavarian Cream Sugar and 1/4 cup of the Vanilla Spice Sugar to the mixing bowl and stir all ingredients well.  Transfer to a storage container.

When ready to use, measure 1 cup boiling water added to 1 cup oatmeal mix for one adult serving.  Use a smaller 1:1 service for kids, depending on appetite.  Allow to sit for 3 minutes and serve.

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Megan Smith's personal project for the last three years has been to test out (emergency) food storage recipes on her family. By sharing what she's learned, she hopes to save others time and work--her goal is to share delicious meals to save the day if emergency strikes while keeping food storage rotated when times are good! Read more from her at myfoodstoragecookbook.com.
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