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Remove Sugar Lumps From Instant Oatmeal

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When I empty the flavored Quaker Instant oatmeal into a bowl, I see the sugar in lumps - I gently pick out the lumps and throw them. This way I reduce the sugar content in the oatmeal by 80% but it still tastes good and mildly sweet.

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  • ARAMIS5
    I just buy the plain instant/quick Quaker Oatmeal in the canister (cheaper), and then sweeten it with a packet of Splenda. For variations, I'll put in raisins or other fruits & sometimes a smidgen of vanilla extract. (Of course, I fix oatmeal for 5 people. We can't afford the packets anymore!)
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  • That is a GREAT idea! When I have time I cook regular oatmeal and sweeten it with a little raw sugar and lots of cinnamon. But I often use the oatmeal packets when I'm short on time. I'm going to be watching for that sugar next time I open a package, so I can throw it away. I don't particularly even like it very sweet, but it didn't occur to me to do anything about it! - by BLONDWUNN

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