I have been making this oatmeal for my daughter for over five years now. She has it everyday- five times a week. On the weekends we mix it up a bit with eggs, etc.
I started making the oatmeal for the week when I realized she loved it so much. I use the old fashioned kind which takes a few minutes to cook since it is a bit better for you than the instant kind- less processed. I usually make it on Sundays for the week and save a lot of time in the morning through the week. I just add some for her in a bowl, top it with milk and heat it up. I slice half a banana and my daughter absolutely loves it.
I cook the oatmeal in milk. I add high quality maple syrup and cinnamon to it. A dash of salt brings out the flavor and makes it delicious. I finish it off with good vanilla extract- yum!
Last year my daughter announced she was not eating oatmeal every day. She wanted variety. I started giving her cereal, eggs, waffles, etc- but what do you know. After a few weeks- she started asking for oatmeal again- she missed it. She is a creature of habit like her mom. I can eat the same breakfast everyday- and I do.
Anyway, make this oatmeal for your kids- it is healthy and delicious!
- 1¼ cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2½ cups to 3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the oatmeal, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and milk into a medium
sauce pan. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for about ten minutes or till the oats are soft and done. Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and add the extract. Mix well and let cool.