Monday, September 16, 2013

Cinnamon Oatmeal

Now that it's finally cooling off (to the mid 90s...) it's time for oatmeal in the mornings!

My son loves oatmeal. He's been a fan of the instant packets of cinnamon roll flavored oatmeal since he was very young. But those packets can get to be pretty expensive with a hungry boy around. Plus the long list of ingredients that I can't even pronounce is a big turn off.

I started making him homemade oatmeal instead, and he loves it even more.

Craisin smily face optional.

It's healthy, delicious, and probably takes 5 minutes from start to finish. Win, win, win.

Cinnamon Oatmeal
Makes 1 substantial serving for a growing boy!

  • 1/2 Cup Minute Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 packet Truvia (or 1 tsp sugar)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp brown sugar, depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have!
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon (personal preference; my son loves cinnamon, so I opt for 1 tsp)
  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low to medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. It should only take 1-3 minutes.
  3. Cool for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools), and serve.
It's easy to adjust the amounts to make more or less. Just remember 1 part oatmeal to 2 parts milk (cow, almond, soy, your choice!)

Be sure to check here to see how I make this into instant oatmeal to speed up the process even more.


  1. I love oatmeal too. I'd make it more on workdays but I don't want to get up any earlier to make the good kind like this, so I usually reserve it for weekends. I definitely want to find out the shortcut. :-)

    p.s. I refound you. I switched to Bloglovin and am following you there.

    1. Hi Libby! Glad you refound me! And I just posted the shortcut tonight! Now you can enjoy it any day you want! Thanks for stopping by!


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