Quaker Instant Oatmeal

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Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Type Oatmeal
Creator Quaker Oats Company
Cookbook: Quaker Instant Oatmeal  Media: Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Instant Quaker Oatmeal until 1995) is a type of oatmeal made by the Quaker Oats Company, first launched in 1966.[1]


Quaker Instant Oatmeal comes in 1.5 oz (43 g) single-serving packets and is usually flavored. Flavorings include cinnamon and apple, honey, and other "sweet" styles. The oatmeal is prepared by mixing with boiling water and stirring, hence being referred to as "instant"; once mixed, the oatmeal is ready within a minute. It can also be prepared by adding up to 2/3 cup of water and microwaving for 30-60 seconds. Milk may also be used.[2]


Although said to be quick and easy to make, the resulting oatmeal is not the same as traditional oatmeal. Quaker Instant Oatmeal has a different taste than oatmeal prepared the traditional way. This is due to how the oatmeal is processed and prepared. The mouthfeel of the oatmeal is changed as the oatmeal is finely milled to decrease cooking time, and the oatmeal is treated with chemical preservatives and flavorants.[3][4]

Flavors currently available in the U.S.[edit]

  • Regular
  • Maple and Brown Sugar (also available in 50% less sugar)
  • Apples and Cinnamon (also available in 50% less sugar)
  • Raisins and Spice[5]
  • Cinnamon Pecan
  • Cinnamon and Spice
  • Raisin, Dates and Walnuts
  • Strawberries and Cream (also available in 50% less sugar)
  • Peaches and Cream (also available in 50% less sugar)
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Honey and Nut
  • Weight Control oatmeal (available in 3 flavors)
  • Safari Animal
  • Dinosaur eggs (brown sugar w/ dinosaur candies)[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.quakeroats.com/about-quaker-oats/content/quaker-history.aspx
  2. ^ "Quaker Producing New Instant Oatmeal at St. Joseph Plant", St. Joseph News
  3. ^ "The Best Instant Oatmeal", HuffingtonPost, December 17, 2015
  4. ^ Official Web Site Quakeroatmeal.com
  5. ^ "What We're Eating", Kansas City Star
  6. ^ "Quaker Hopes Dinosaur Oatmeal Won't Be Extinct", Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ "Quaker Instant Oatmeal", Quakeroats.com, Retrieved December 17, 2015

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