Old Fashioned Oatmeal With Bananas and Raisins

"Comfort food at its best! A nutritious way to start your day. Make sure your oatmeal is fresh and good quality! My favorite restaurant to eat breakfast in town serves their oatmeal just like this."
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  • In small pot bring the water and salt to boil.
  • Slowly stir in the *oatmeal, using a fork to break up any lumps. Once boiling has subsided, cover pan and cook on medium-low for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heating element and let sit, covered, for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer oatmeal to serving bowl and top with the sliced bananas, raisins and brown sugar. Serve with milk or milk substitute on the side if you wish.
  • *NOTE: for creamier consistency, add the oatmeal {{before}} bringing water to the boil.
  • Yield: 1 large serving or 2 small servings.

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  1. The cooking time is way too long - I don't like my oatmeal that mushy. Also, I never understood oatmeal recipes that use water... I always use milk - it's much creamier! Lastly, the milk, bananas, and raisins alone make a bowl of oatmeal plenty sweet - you really don't need the added sugar.
  2. I screwed up and used quick oats so had to drain some excess water, but it still tasted great! I used cinnamon, raisins and brown sugar.
  3. Tasty oatmeal breakfast. With significantly less cooking time and the same toppings, I used organic quick cooking oats, dark raisins and dark brown sugar, using the creamier consistency option. I had no milk but would serve it with rice milk another time. I would like to try this again with old-fashioned oats.
  4. This produces a very creamy bowl of oats. I used the dried cranberries and made 1 1/2 servings for DH and I which was perfect. My oats were sticking a little at the end of 8 minutes. So I turned them off and allowed them to stand the 3 minutes. This has many possabilities like adding nuts, cinnamon, etc. I will use this cooking method again. Thanks.
  5. Great oatmeal recipe with wonderful flavor! No substitutions required for me. The cooking instructions were clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this recipe CG!



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