Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of oatmeal. I have a large family, so the recipe makes a lot, but it can easily be reduced for smaller sizes. After searching for recipes and a bit of tweaking, this is what I came up with. The end result is pretty hearty, so if you want a "gooey" oatmeal, I would reduce the amount of oats used. You can play with the liquid amounts a bit so long as the measurements remain the same. The flavor from the evaporated milk is key. Half and half can be substituted for double milk.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot except oats and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add oats.
  4. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, stirring about half way through.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. For variations try adding chopped nuts or dried fruit.