This is another of our breakfast favorites with reasonable sugar and low fat. It was adapted from Elswet's mother's Tried and True's. We use Altern [Walmart Brand] sweetener and plain [non-instant and non-quick] oatmeal. I'm so sorry people seem to be having bad experiences with this recipe. We use it all the time and love it. :] PLEASE NOTE: There is NOTHING wrong with this recipe! I make it all the time, and just made it again, using these directions. The recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups warm water PLUS 1 tablespoon warm water. Apparently, people are missing the 1 1/4 cups warm water, and only using 1 tablespoon, so DUH it won't work that way!