Recipe for Hearty Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Hearty Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal


  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk (optional)


  1. 1 ¾ cups water
  2. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. Add salt to water.
  5. Add quick oats to water and stir to combine. Let boil for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow oats to cook.
  7. Add brown sugar and maple syrup to oatmeal and stir to combine.
  8. If desired, add milk to oatmeal and stir. This gives the oatmeal a creamier texture, but can easily be omitted.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve.


Recipe and Photo: Make Better Food / CC BY

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