Oatmeal breakfast topped with syrupy goodness

When I lived in London, for the last few months of my being there I re-discovered the greatness that is oatmeal. I hadn’t ate any of it in years and always saw it as something that didn’t look all that appetizing. I ended up really loving it and had it almost every single day for about three months. I first started out eating it with sugar and rice milk and then replaced the sugar with a spoon of jam. The other day my mom was filling me in on how healthy pure maple syrup is and suggested that I put it in my oatmeal so I tried it out. It was fantastic! My brother who hates oatmeal actually liked it and said he’d eat it again. It smelled delicious and tasted just as great. It was pretty sweet even with the limited amount of jam and maple syrup I added so this won’t be an every day thing, but I’ll for sure be eating this again and again.

Keep reading for the recipe…
About 1/2 cup of oatmeal or however much you think you’ll eat
About 1/2 cup of rice milk or just enough to cover oatmeal
1 tablespoon jam (any flavor, I use strawberry)
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 banana
About 1 teaspoon cinnamon

First put the oatmeal into a pan, turn the pan on hot, and pour in your milk. Mix in the jam. As soon as it starts to boil, turn off your stove (this may be tricky depending on the kind of stove you have, so just make sure your food will continue to heat a bit whether from the remaining heat of the stove or kept at a low temperature). The first time I cut in my banana right about now and put it in the oatmeal and the second time I put it in after; either way it tastes good and depends on your preference. Pour in the maple syrup. When the milk has almost completely been absorbed, take it off the stove so that you don’t burn it as oatmeal burns easily. Sprinkle your meal with as much cinnamon as you’d like and enjoy your very tasty and nutritious breakfast!

  • http://www.notyouraverageordinary.com Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    I love oatmeal — it’s one of my go-to breakfast dishes in the morning. All I add is a wee bit of milk and some honey. So yummy. Now you’ve got me thinking fruit though…

  • http://www.avillagetown.com Krystal/Village

    like muesli!

  • http://vivjordan.com Vivien @ The Eclectic life

    I already love oatmeal, but I’m sure this recipe would only enhance its appeal. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.grownuprachel.com Rachel Parker

    Is it bizarre that I’ve never eaten oatmeal? Here in the southern US we’re mostly about good ol’ fashioned grits. Sometimes even shrimp & grits ;)

  • Eva

    Thank you all for commenting! The only problem with my posting these on here is that I see the photos and immediately want some, ha! If you try out this method, do let me know how you like it!

    Rachel – Is it bad that I’ve heard of grits before but never knew what it was? I just looked it up now and it’s actually vegan… I thought it was some kind of deep fried meat, ha! It looks as though grits are similar to polenta which I’m quite found of so I might need to try it if ever I see some. I definitely suggest oatmeal, though!

  • Misty :)

    Yummmm!! That looks delicious!!! I love oatmeal! I’ve never thought of adding jam or maple syrup to it!! That I will definitely have to try :)

  • Misty :)

    And the picture!! That just looks amazing!!! Its making my mouth water just looking at it!!! You create the most delicious looking meals!!! How do you do it???

  • Eva

    Thank you, Misty! :) Not all of my meals turn out looking amazing, but if I’m going to put it on my blog then I will try to make it look as nice as possible. Making my own meals so often within the past few years (i.e. not fast food/restaurants) definitely helps)!

  • http://definingduo.com Brigitta Ryan {duo}

    love this. Ive been thinking about oatmeal lately. Just waiting for the weather to cool down.

  • Eva

    Brigitta – Waiting for the weather to cool down for oatmeal? I always eat this warm so it’s perfect for winter!

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