Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
A delicious twist on plain old oatmeal. Flavorful and hearty to please everyone in the family! Whole, old-fashioned oats are used.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries or 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon cinnamon (saigon cinnamon is my preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- brown sugar (optional) or honey (optional) or maple syrup, to taste (optional)
- Place milk, water and sugar in saucepan.
- Chop apple into small, thin chunks. Add it and the dried fruit to the milk mixture.
- Heat the mixture on medium until boiling or near boiling.
- Add oats and cinnamon and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally. If desired, also add honey, brown sugar or maple syrup.
- When oatmeal is cooked, add vanilla.
My son loves apple cinnamon oatmeal and this was the perfect recipe to cook before church. The only thing I did differently is add a little more brown sugar.
My boys (4&5) absolutely love apples and wanted to change up our morning breakfast a bit, and this was a total hit! Even the hubby and our 11 month old daughter really enjoyed it!in and greatly approved!
Such a perfect way to start the day. It's been so cold out and this really hit the spot. I like that it was cooked with milk and water and not just water. I halved the recipe for two, but used a whole apple, 1/4 cup of raisins and toasted walnuts and topped with a little maple syrup. Thanks for sharing the recipe.