Raisin Oatmeal with Spices

"A tasty way to make your own spiced raisin oatmeal!"
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  • Cook oats as directed on box, but mix the raisins and salt into the oats.
  • Remove from heat on stove or from microwave and add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle each bowl with brown sugar.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. This is so easy and fast, I will never buy the flavored oatmeal from the store again! In my opinion, this has a much better texture also. I used rolled oats. I think next time I'll try milk instead of water too, because that is how I usually make the storebought kind. Thanks for the recipe. It is nice to be able to know what goes into my families meals (and to control the sugar amount!)
  2. Making it right now and the little taste I had was delicious! It has the perfect amount of sweetness and spice. I'm using old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats), so I had to add more water to soften them. I also added a T of unsalted butter for creaminess. When I have it tomorrow morning, I will wake it up with some milk.??
  3. I simply love jazzing up my oatmeal this way! Truly delicious flavor. The vanilla is really a nice touch. I eat a bowl of oatmeal nearly everyday in the winter. Usually just an ordinary bowl of oatmeal will do, but now I will have Raisin Oatmeal with Spices every now and then. Thanks for sharing.
  4. I am not going to rate this recipe because I changed it quite a bit. But I would like to leave some tips for anyone who might want to try it. I scaled the recipe down to 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 cup water (based on the instructions on my oatmeal container) and omitted the salt in an effort to cut down on sodium. Since I didn't have nutmeg, I used 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice instead. I also used 1/2 tsp. vanilla for the scaled down recipe. (Technically, I should have used 1/3 tsp., but who has that kind of measuring spoon?) and 1 tablespoon brown sugar, just for sweetness' sake. After eating half of the oatmeal and finding it rather bland (as oatmeal should be, I guess), I added 1 tablespoon white sugar. I noticed that, not only did this make the oatmeal really sweet (just how I like it) but it also seemed to enhance the flavor of the spices. Thanks for the recipe, and sorry I changed it so much!
  5. My favorite oatmeal is raisin and spice and was really glad that I found a recipe so I could make my own. I love this recipe! I think it's better than the store bought. I play around with the spices sometimes, but this recipe is great anyway!


  1. absolutely delish! I halved the recipie, added a few slices of dried apple and used maple syrup instead of brown sugar. It was the first time that i made oatmeal for myself and actually liked it!
  2. I had just a couple minor tweaks...added a little extra vanilla, and instead of putting the brown sugar on top I stirred it into the oatmeal along with the spices so it would all melt together. Next time I think I may cut the nutmeg back just a little, as I thought it was kind of strong. Very good, though, and FILLING.
  3. I cut this recipe down by 3/4- even half would have made way more than I could eat. I also replaced the nutmeg with ground cloves and replaced half of the water with skim milk. It turned out very well. I love the brown sugar topping.
  4. Good recipe! I don't usually eat raisins but this sounded yummy! I used a homemade "cinnamon Splenda" mixture, used only a little Splenda brown sugar & scaled the recipe down for just a snack. I used milk instead of the water, too. I topped it with some vanilla yogurt & half a banana. Yummy!


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