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

5 5

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.

3 5

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

4 5

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!