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.
It was okay. The kids enjoyed the novelty of it.
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!
I'll give this yummy oatmeal five big stars! I made half a recipe and I'm plenty full - although I did use the full amounts of dried cranberries, sf maple syrup and 1t brown sugar. I also used rolled oats, not the instant and I kept the cooking time the same. Making oatmeal in the microwave is my favorite breakfast on the weekend - thanks for sharing!
1 cup water seems like a lot, but most of it will get absorbed from the cooking. I was hesitant and used 1/2 cup, but now it's too dry. Subbing walnuts for the cranberries/raisins works great. And please try to use maple syrup or even maple extract because pancake syrup just isn't cutting it. I'm adding this to my snack list. Thanks Karen.
Adding a star. I couldn't wait to eat it again and made it again today, the next day for breakfast. Will probably make it again tomorrow, good, good stuff. !!!!! Just saw this and went in the kitchen and made it exactly to recipe, but only half the quantity. A whole one would make a really good, filling breakfast for sure. Really good taste and I like the cranberries and maple together a lot. A positive change from the applesauce and cinnamon I usually use and I will certainly make it again. Next time, the only change I will make is either slightly more oatmeal or less liquid, I used 0% milk, to give a less liquid texture. A real winner!