Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal. This easy homemade oatmeal recipe is made with simple ingredients including old fashioned oats, maple syrup, brown sugar and pecans. Make it at home, control the ingredients. Eliminate processed ingredients that are found in packet oatmeals. Control the amount of sugar in your oatmeal.
Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
I love making oatmeal for breakfast. It’s fast, easy and I can customize the flavor to whatever I’m craving on any given day.
I used to buy packet oatmeal but that doesn’t happen anymore. Old fashioned oats are ready in 5 minutes. Adding favorite ingredients takes even less time. Maple brown sugar oatmeal has always been my favorite flavor. Adding pecans and mini chocolate chips makes it even better.
The good thing about this oatmeal is that it can be made ahead of time. After preparing, place in storage containers and store in your refrigerator. In the morning, just grab and take along with you. My trick for preventing clumpy next day oatmeal is to add a dash of coconut oil to the oatmeal. The oatmeal stays smooth and creamy, just like it is right after it’s made.
The other good thing about this oatmeal is that it takes less than 10 minutes to make. So even if you aren’t making it ahead of time, you can still have it ready quicker than the takeout window will.
This homemade maple brown sugar oatmeal starts with old fashioned oats. You can use quick cooking oats too but adjust your cooking time accordingly. After the oats are cooked, half and half, maple syrup and brown sugar are mixed in. If making ahead of time, I add a pinch of coconut oil to the mixture. Place the cooked oatmeal into bowls or storage containers. Top each serving with chopped pecans and mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor. To reheat make ahead oatmeal, microwave for 1 minute.
OH, the other good thing about this oatmeal really isn’t about this oatmeal. It’s Friday. I have the next two days off. Life is good. HAPPY DANCE TIME!
- 1¾ C water
- pinch of salt
- 1 C + 2 tbsp old fashioned oats, or quick cooking oats*
- ½ tbsp half and half
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1½ tbsp brown sugar
- ⅓ C pecan halves, chopped
- 2 heaping teaspoons of mini chocolate chips, plus more, if desired
- Pinch of cinnamon for sprinkling, optional
- Cook the oatmeal. Bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the oats and reduce the heat to medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the oats are done cooking, remove from the heat.
- Add the flavors to the oatmeal. Stir in the half and half, maple syrup and brown sugar.
- Place the oatmeal into bowls. Top each bowl of oatmeal with pecans and chocolate chips. Then sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
The nutrition information is for four ½ cup servings. You can serve as two 1 cup servings too. The nutrition content will be altered if you use more or fewer pecans.