Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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"What we eat for Breakfast around here"

Now I know that oatmeal is a pretty simple breakfast to make, but sometimes we forget how yummy it is or just how little time it takes to make it from scratch.   And if there is anything I have learned in all my years of cooking it is to never assume that someone might know how to cook a particular recipe just because it is simple. Everyone starts somewhere.  

I like to make a Cinnamon Brown Sugar version and my family loves it.  What's your favorite thing to make or eat for breakfast?

Here's what you need:

2 cups water
2 cups milk, I use 1%
2 cups quick cooking oats, I like the texture of the smaller oats better
3/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a pan pour the water and milk.  Add the oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon and stir until combined.

Heat on med-hi until it starts to bubble then turn down to medium and cook until thick.  About 5 minutes once it bubbles.
Serve immediately.  Comfort, cozy breakfast.

Serves 4


Here's the handy printable -Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal


  1. Oh Michelle, you might know how much I am in love with oatmeal and I think this is a keeper recipe, everyone should have in their basic recipe box! so yummy! Btw. I'm eating baked oatmeal right now ;)

  2. Is there a good way to make this for one? I am caring for my Granny when she has come home from a rehab hospital after a fall. I know there are pretty good single-serve oatmeal packets, but I'm sure this would be better. I just don't need so much each day.

    1. Jut try to split every thing up by a forth.

  3. ^ just use 1/4 of the amounts used above. For example use 1/2 cup instead of 2 cups

  4. Thanks Dan for answering the question :) You can also mix the dry ingredients and separate them into several containers and just add the milk and water as you cook each portion. Use twice the amount of water/milk to oats.

  5. Made this for my picky eaters and added raisins and apples and they absolutely loved it!!! Great recipe thanks!!!

    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by with the sweet comment :)

  6. I made this for my nieces boyfriend who is vegan so he could be included in our families Christmas Breakfast. I substituted milk with soy milk, used old fashioned oats and added sliced bananas. It was a big hit! Both he and my niece really liked it!


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