Eating oatmeal for breakfast is an excellent way to start the day. However, I find oats bland and always look for ways to jazz it up into something I’m looking forward to eating. Adding spices is a simple way to add flavour to boring porridge, and this cinnamon oatmeal is one of my favourite oats recipes.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and other warming spices work very well in oats. Cinnamon oatmeal is a very simple but delicious breakfast which you can cook on the stovetop or microwave. It is great any time of the year – warm summer or chilly winter, you should add it to your repertoire.
How To Make Cinnamon Oatmeal
Here are the ingredients you need...
- Rolled Oats
- Fruits and nuts to top – Mandarin, pecan, pistachio
A few notes about the ingredients...
- Oats: Any oat type will work here. I used rolled oats, but you can use quick cooking or instant oats.
- Toppings: You can use any fruit or nut to add flavour and texture to your porridge. I topped mine with mandarin, pistachio and pecans this time. Apples work well with cinnamon spice oatmeal; sometimes, I just slice apples on top of my porridge.
How To Make It...
Add the milk to a pan under medium heat. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and, finally, the oats.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and occasionally stir until thick and creamy. You can add more milk or water to loosen the oats if you prefer thinner oats.
Remove from heat. Serve in a bowl, and add your favourite sweetener and toppings.
First, pour 1 ½ cups of milk into a microwave safe bowl. Ensure the bowl is not too shallow, or the porridge will boil over and make a mess in the microwave. Mix in the spices and 1 cup of oats, then microwave on high until the milk is absorbed and the oats are tender. This will take around 2 ½ mins. You can add some hot milk after cooking to thin out the cinnamon spice oatmeal to your preferred consistency.
- 2 cups Milk
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- Fruits and nuts to top mandarin, pecan, pistachio
- Add the milk to a medium pot under medium heat. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and, finally, the oats.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and occasionally stir until thick and creamy. You can add more milk or water to loosen the oats if you prefer thinner oats.
- Remove from heat. Serve in a bowl, and add your favourite sweetener and toppings.