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 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!
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.
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.