Rating: 4.09 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This creamy oatmeal is perfect for those cozy winter mornings with a good cup of coffee. Or serve it to your kids with some hot chocolate. Not too sweet, not too bland, and it has fresh fruit!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and syrup. Heat mixture to a boil.

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  • When water is at a boil, reduce heat and add in oats. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until all water is soaked by the oats. Remove from heat, stir in apples and raisins and serve.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 64g; fat 2.9g; sodium 7.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (55)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
We tend to like our oatmeal chunky rather than watery or creamy. I used old fashioned steel cut oats added a few more raisins more cinnamon more syrup and 1 t butter to each serving. Perfect! Thanks for the great breakfast idea Jenn. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2003
This recipe was horrible! It was not creamy at all. Probably because it was made with water. It was very bland and nasty. Would never make this recipe again. Read More
(33)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
We tend to like our oatmeal chunky rather than watery or creamy. I used old fashioned steel cut oats added a few more raisins more cinnamon more syrup and 1 t butter to each serving. Perfect! Thanks for the great breakfast idea Jenn. Read More
(37)
Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2003
This recipe was horrible! It was not creamy at all. Probably because it was made with water. It was very bland and nasty. Would never make this recipe again. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2010
Great for breakfast - I did mine in the microwave and used real maple syrup. I added a bit more raisins and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Just add another tablespoon of brown sugar & maple syrup a dollop of butter and 1/4 tsp. of salt - served with a bit of milk on top. You've got a very hearty tasty and creamy serving of oatmeal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
Very delicious! I made this for my 15 month old son and he gobbled it up. I made a few changes however. I didn't have any apples on hand so I used 4oz of apple sauce. I also omitted both the raisins and maple syrup and USED MILK instead of water. I never cook oatmeal with water because it has no flavor...I always use milk. It was nice and creamy and sweet and delicious. I may sprinkle in a few dashes of raw wheat germ before serving the next time for a little added nutrtion. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
I made changes as well after reading other reviews. I added one more teaspoon of brown sugar one more tablespoon of maple syrup was very generous when I shook in the cinnamon and a tiny bit of salt. I threw in about 1/2 teaspoon of butter and substituted 1/2 cup water for milk. I toasted some walnuts while the water was boiling because I don't like raisins and topped it with cream as well as blueberries (you can never add too much fruit). The base recipe was very good and the other suggestions were helpful. I feel that adding toasted walnuts made this a 4 star breakfast for myself and my husband. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
I made this using half milk and half water. It was good but it was still lacking in some creaminess and flavour so I'll just use all milk next time. I added the apples (unpeeled to save time and nutrition) with the oatmeal because I like them somewhat softer. Next time I think I will add some walnuts for a little crunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Delicious! It is the maple syrup and cinnamon that make this recipe wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2011
I read through the reviews and noticed that a lot of people were disappointed that the oatmeal was not creamy. I decided to fix that by using half fat free evaporated milk instead of all water. I like a lot of raisins in my oatmeal so I upped the raisins to a heaping quarter cup. I also cooked the raisins and apples in with the oatmeal because I wanted a plump raisin and the apples to be cooked just slightly. This was quite good, though a little sweet for me! Next time, I'll either use just brown sugar or just maple syrup and I might use all milk or half milk, half apple juice. Read More
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