Update: This morning was the first bowl of oatmeal of the season, so I took the opportunity to add a brand new photo (and more appetizing, I hope).
Step 1: Ingredients
nonfat dry milk powder (vegans and the lactose-intolerant can skip this)
one Splenda packet (or 2-3 teaspoons of sugar)
Additionally, for apple-cinnamon oatmeal:
dried apple bits
Step 2: Measure, mix, and store
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon milk powder
1 splenda packet
1/8 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
If you are making apple-cinnamon, add:
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
sprinkle with dried apple bits (as much as you like)
Seal the container and shake it up. You now have one serving of instant oatmeal to take to work, school, etc.!