My Favorite Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

I made this up this morning and it tastes so much better than the instant stuff!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix oats, salt and water in a 3 cup bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes; stir.
  3. Add cranberries and microwave another 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, watching that the mixture does not overflow the bowl.
  4. Stir and top with syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Most Helpful

I made this as written and this was enough for my son and I for breakfast. I used milk instead of water and didn't add the raisins. I used 1 teaspoon of splenda brown sugar blend. I cooked mine in the microwave for two minutes and it was perfect. So good and yummy.

bmcnichol February 06, 2012

It was okay. The kids enjoyed the novelty of it.

LisaA May 31, 2009

Having never been a big fan of maple brown sugar oatmeal, I was happy to find that this recipe isn't as unpalatable to me as the instant stuff! I used a packet of Quaker Organic instant oatmeal and about 2/3 cup water. I used a few craisins, not many because I don't really like them... Walden Farms "calorie-free" pancake syrup and a sprinkle of Splenda brown sugar blend. I did have to add some granulated Splenda after that, I guess because I didn't put in very much of the former! All in all, a pleasing bowl of oatmeal. Thanks for posting!

brokenburner January 19, 2009