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 (Recipe #185431). 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

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