Start Your Morning Right With Flavored Oatmeal

No matter what time of year, there’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. Whether we have 10 minutes to spend on a week day throwing breakfast together, or longer on a lazy Sunday morning we love to jazz up plain oats with jams, peanut butter, syrups – whatever we might have on hand! If your breakfasts have become stale and you need a couple new recipes to add to the lineup, here are some combinations we enjoy.

But first, some oatmeal basics. These measurements are based on four servings, so scale back or double as necessary.

For Traditional Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned):

  • Using a medium saucepan, bring 3 ¼ cups water (or milk) and ¼ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in 2 cups rolled oats. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from heat, cover and let stand for 2 minutes before serving. This allows the oats to soak up any remaining liquid.
  • For a creamier oatmeal, you can add the oats to the pan with your liquid and salt before bringing to a boil.

For Quick-Cooking Oats:

  • Using a medium saucepan, bring 3 ½ cups water (or milk) and ¼ teaspoon salt to boil. Stir in two cups quick-cooking oats. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute while stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from heat, cover and let stand for 30 seconds before serving to soak up remaining liquid.
  • Again, for a creamier oatmeal, you can add the oats to the pan with your liquid and salt.

For Steel-Cut Oats: (This recipe makes 6 servings – it will keep for up to 3 days)

  • Using a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in 1 1/3 cups steel-cut oats. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until the oats are tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed.
  • To store, place cooked oatmeal in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place 2/3 cups chilled, cooked oatmeal in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 50-60 seconds, or until heated, stirring once.

Here are some of our favorite combinations! (Measurements are based on four servings – for two, use ¼ cup of jam and for one, use 2 Tablespoons.)

Cinnamon Apple_Oatmeal w-Cinnamon Apple Jelly recipe_G

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

Tropical Fusion Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Wild Maine Blueberry Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Do you already use our products in your morning oatmeal? Let us know your favorite combinations!

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