I can’t believe I haven’t written about oatmeal yet! It’s a staple in my life! It’s the breakfast I eat most often. Even if I don’t want to eat it and my mom made it, I’m gonna have to eat it anyway. She always tells me I need to eat something that “sticks to my ribs”.
My favorite flavor of oatmeal is Maple Brown Sugar, but this is much better than those prepacked to-go oatmeal packs. Why you ask?
Because it is.
And because there are no more weird chemicals.
But my family makes oatmeal a special way. I made it once using the instructions on the back of the package, and I got dry, sad oatmeal.
My family puts the oatmeal and the water in the pot at the same time. That’s right. We like to take risks.
This method leaves you with thick oatmeal, and the extra liquid is really good for holding flavors. That helps because whenever my family makes oatmeal, we add vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Without fail. I don’t think I even know what plain oatmeal tastes like.
I only add sugar for special recipes-usually adding fruit makes the oatmeal sweet enough for me. And this is a special recipe.
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
I’ll be honest, it makes an awkward 1.35 servings after trying to actually measure out my moms unwritten recipe-my apologies-feed it to someone else in your family
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 1/4 cups water (it seems like a lot, I know. But trust me.)
- heaping dash of salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Place the oatmeal, water, and salt in a small pot over low heat. Cook for about 8 minutes, it should come to a slow boil. Remember to stir. If the oatmeal looks too thick to you feel free to add a little bit more water at a time.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla.
- Pour into a bowl and drizzle the maple syrup on top. Top with fruit or crushed almonds.
Enjoy your breakfast!