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Old-Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Frugal Champions

I’ve loved oatmeal since I was a kid. Before school in the morning, I would boil the water and pour it over a packet of Quaker Oats Instant (Maple & Brown Sugar was my favorite flavor in the variety box mom would buy).

Now that I’m an alleged grown-up, I go with the original “Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal,” which contains 100% natural whole-grain rolled oats… nothing else. And we’ve all heard about the heart-healty cholesterol-reducing benefits of oatmeal. The original old-fashioned oatmeal has no additives, flavorings, sugars or anything else weird that you might find in more “instant” formulas. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll goose it up with some soy milk, raisins, fresh fruit or honey. From saucepan to table, the whole process takes 5 minutes.

In addition to the health and flavor benefits of this power breakfast, the 42 oz. container of Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal costs between $5.00 and $6.00, depending on where you buy it, and contains about 30 half-cup servings. Even if you double the serving to a whole cup, your breakfast will cost you approximately 40 cents per day.

A breakfast that tastes great, makes you feel good, makes you look good and costs 5 times less than a $2.00 fat/cholesterol grenade breakfast sandwich at Starbucks? That’s a no-brainer.

3 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Frugal Champions”

  1. I, too, loved Maple & Brown Sugar instant packets. I make my daily oatmeal by adding a splash of organic maple syrup and a not-insignificant amount of vanilla extract, plus a few shakes of cinnamon just after turning off the heat.

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