Building a better oatmeal

CupcakesandcommentaryThis kid. I tell ya.

A has been on an oatmeal kick lately. I had bought a packaged brand for J to try and he wasn’t that interested in it, but A ate it up. Then he asked for it again. And I didn’t have another package of it, so I recreated it with the big container of quick oats we have in our pantry.

Quick Oats

It is seriously huge. The smell of cooked oatmeal always makes me think of my Nannie and Grampie because they cooked it almost everyday for breakfast. Then I think of my Grandmother’s roast in a bag. Now I’m hungry and off to get some gravy toast. Just kidding. Here’s the recipe:

Brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal / cupcakesandcommentary

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients (serves one):

1/4 cup quick oats

Very scant 1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground flaxseed (optional)

1/2 – 3/4 cup water (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal)


Combine all dry ingredients in a microwavable cereal bowl. Add water. Cook on high for 1 minute. Let cool until child safe temp (I taste test it). Taste test and add more brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.

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