Grandma's Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This isn't my Grandmother's recipe. I have had it over 10 years and don't remember where I got the recipe. I am guessing at the time it takes to make this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the 2 1/2 cups water to a boil.
  2. Then add the salt.
  3. While stirring constantly, gradually add the oatmeal.
  4. Continue to stir the oatmeal and add the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Cook 1 minute and add the evaporated milk.
  6. After adding the evaporated milk reheat to boiling.
  7. Pour oatmeal in a serving dish and top with the butter and brown sugar.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful creamy rich oatmeal. The additions of both granular sugar and the brown sugar give it's sweet flavor, while using evaporated milk adds the creaminess. I enjoyed it very much and will make again. Thank you, Bullwinkle : )

Bev February 24, 2009

Made for Beverage Tag 2008. This makes a wonderful breakfast on a cold winter morning. It had just the right amount of sweetness and the texture was perfect. Even my two "babies" (a rottweiler and cockapoo) loved this special treat. I added a handful of fresh blueberries to my bowl and had this with some toast made from Bread Machine Portuguese Sweet Bread (Bread Machine Portuguese Sweet Bread). Thanks for sharing this great recipe, bullwinkle. It is going straight into my keeper file. .

Crafty Lady 13 January 04, 2008

Absolutely Loved this! I was looking for something hearty and warm for breakfast and decided to try this. I've never added evaporated milk to oatmeal before and It made it so rich and creamy. I easliy cut the recipe in half and it turned out great. I used quick cooking oatmeal so It came together very quickly. Even my 2 yr old liked it. One bite for mom... One bite for her... One bite for mom... ;) Thank You so much for posting. There was no need to change anything. This recipe is perfect as is. (LOVE that!!) I will definately make this one again.

MTpockets January 20, 2007