Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
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Recipe type: breakfast
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Serves: 4 servings
 
The good thing about this maple brown sugar 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.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Add the flavors to the oatmeal. Stir in the half and half, maple syrup and brown sugar.
  3. Place the oatmeal into bowls. Top each bowl of oatmeal with pecans and chocolate chips. Then sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
Notes
*If using quick cooking oats, adjust the cook time of the oats accordingly.

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.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ C Calories: 190 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 3mg Protein: 4g
Recipe by This Gal Cooks at https://www.thisgalcooks.com/maple-brown-sugar-oatmeal/