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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

This maple brown sugar oatmeal recipe is simple and delicious. So much better than packets and a family favorite breakfast recipe!

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Did anyone else grow up on individually packaged oatmeal? My mom would always buy a variety box and I would fight my sisters for the Quaker Instant Maple and Brown Sugar packets.

To this day it is one of my favorite flavors. However, we’ve moved on from the instant packs. Making homemade maple brown sugar oatmeal is super simple. All you need is quick oats, water, a dash of brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and ten minutes of your time.

That’s right, I said TEN MINUTES. That is all you need for this easy breakfast recipe. It is filling, family approved, and perfect for busy weekday mornings.

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

How to make Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

This recipe is speedy to make thanks to the quick oats. One minute of cooking in the boiling water and you are ready to go. We love to top ours with fresh blueberries, pecans, almonds, and even peanut butter!

What is the difference between Old Fashioned Oatmeal and Quick Cooking Oats?

All oats begin as groats, or kernels of grain that are later processed into different varieties. Meaning that they each provide the same health benefits. What makes each oat variety different is the way they are processed.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal – This version of oatmeal is flat and flaky in appearance and often referred to as rolled oats. They typically take five minutes to cook and tend to soak up more water than quick cooking oats. Old fashioned is the variety I reach for when making granola, cookies, or muffins.

Quick Cooking Oats – Quick cooking oatmeal are rolled oats that have been coarsely chopped. By breaking them down into smaller pieces, you have a quicker cooking oatmeal with a slightly finer texture.

Can you switch old fashioned oats for quick oats in this recipe?

Yes. You definitely can. However, I suggest adding slightly more water and cooking for 5 minutes instead of 1.

Quick Oats for Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

How to make Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal:

Making this recipe is simple, quick, and tasty. Not surprisingly, all of the items required by my ten year old when he is starving in the mornings. We love how easy it is to customize and add in toppings.

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pan.
  2. Stir in your oats and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
  4. Serve immediately.
Brown Sugar

While this recipe calls for brown sugar, I know that many of you are on the hunt for more healthy alternatives.

Healthy alternatives to sugar in oatmeal:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Ripe Mashed Bananas
  • Honey
  • Agave
  • Dates
  • Coconut Sugar
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This maple brown sugar oatmeal recipe is simple and delicious. So much better than packets and a family favorite breakfast recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pan.
  2. Stir in your oats and continue to cook for one minute. 
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in sugar, syrup, and cinnamon. 
  4. Serve immediately. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166
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