Recipe: 10-Minute Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup

Oatmeal is great for a breakfast or suhur that is healthy and keeps you full for longer. This recipe is fast and easy.

About this recipe
  • It only takes 10 minutes to make.
  • Use maple syrup instead of pancake syrup for better flavor
  • Add dried fruit, like dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins while the oatmeal rests
  • For nuts like walnuts or pecans, toast them in the microwave in 30-second intervals
  • For a richer oatmeal, add a pat of butter

Total Time: 10 min
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 9 min
Yield: 2 servings
Level: Easy


1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned)

1 cup milk

1 cup water

Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon dark brown sugar

2 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoon dried cherries (optional)

2 tablespoon chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted (optional)

1 teaspoon butter (optional)


1. In a medium pot, bring the oats, milk, and water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer until the mixture thickens and a rubber spatula clears a path when scrapped along the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes.

2. Once the mixture is thickened, remove the pot from the heat, and add the salt, brown sugar, maple syup, and any dried fruits if using. Cover and let rest for 2 minutes. If using nuts, toast them on a small plate or in a bowl in the microwave in 30 to 15 second intervals until sizzling and lightly browned.

3. Transfer the rested oatmeal to bowls.Add the butter if using and stir to combine. Top with nuts if using, and serve immediately.

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