This oatmeal is simple to make, clean, and perfect for a crisp morning. (Campfire not required, but how fun is that?) It is very versatile and you can make it to your taste. Peanut butter anyone? (No, seriously. Peanut butter is a game changer in oatmeal)
There are all kinds of oats on the market. Steel cut seems to be the most healthy, but it takes longer to cook, and also has a texture that my kids do not enjoy. So choose the oats that work best for your family. If you can, go organic or non gmo.
Creamy Oatmeal Recipe
- 1 serving of oats prepared on the stovetop according to the package directions
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp organic heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp organic butter
Pour cooked, hot oats in a bowl. Add coconut sugar, cinnamon, and heavy cream. Stir together. Top with butter.
Variations: one of the beauties of oatmeal is that it is so versatile! Back in my college days, I would add a heaping spoon of organic peanut butter to my morning oatmeal, and it kept me full until lunch. If you aren’t fond of coconut sugar, you can use honey, or another personal favorite of mine, maple syrup. Coconut sugar has a similar flavor to brown sugar, but is a bit healthier.
Optional toppings: pecans, walnuts, dried fruit, diced apples (you can even cook some in the oatmeal), sliced strawberries, shredded coconut…go wild with it.