The convenience of a drive-thru is good and options for eating healthy are good but saving money in this economy is really good. So when Starbucks came out with instant oatmeal with toppings in cup we wondered, how much more would we pay for that convenience over preparing instant oatmeal with toppings at home.
Learn how you can save $15.59 after the jump.
Starbuck $2.68 per unit
Includes: oatmeal, brown sugar, almonds, walnuts, pecans, raisins, golden raisins and dried cranberries
Total cost for ten servings: $26.80
Homemade $1.12 per unit
Box of Instant Brown Sugar Oatmeal (10 packets) $2.99
Quarter pound of Almonds $1.99 (at $7.99 per pound)
Quarter pound of Walnuts $1.99 (at $7.99 per pound)
Quarter pound of Pecans $1.99 (at $7.99 per pound)
Quarter pound of Raisins ¢.75 (at $2.99 per pound)
Quarter pound of Dried Cranberries ¢.75 (at $2.99 per pound)
Quarter pound of Golden Raisins ¢.75 (at $2.99 per pound)
Total supplies cost for ten servings: $11.21
1 Packet of brown sugar oatmeal
1Tblspn golden raisins
1Tblspn dried cranberries
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1. Pour oatmeal into a microwave proof bowl
2. Add ¾ cup of water, cook per manufacturers directions
3. Add nuts and fruit
4. Serve hot