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Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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.

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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!

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Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
 
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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.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 4 servings
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

Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal | This Gal Cooks

Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal | This Gal Cooks

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33 comments on “Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal”

  1. Love how quick and easy this oatmeal is Julie! I can’t resist brown sugar in my oatmeal!

  2. I’m glad it is lunch time, because this has made me hungry. Haha. What an easy way to start the day. I can smell it now! thanks for sharing & happy Friday!

  3. I heart oatmeal! This looks absolutely perfect Julie!

  4. This sounds like a great way to switch up my usual oatmeal routine!

  5. I be the real maple syrup and being home made makes a huge difference.

  6. I love the tip of a dash of coconut oil!! I will have to try it and this lovely oatmeal soon.

  7. Yum, yum, yum! What a perfect way to start the day!

  8. Yum! I love oatmeal… perfect way to start my day!

  9. Julie, this oatmeal looks incredible! I’m totally craving oatmeal now since my attempts to extract it from my computer screen failed. Pinning!

    • OMG, I hate when I cannot extract food that I want from my computer! Maybe one day technology will allow us to do that. ;) Thanks so much for the pin and your comment, Hayley!

  10. Oatmeal’s my brekky of choice, so I love this idea. Love the pecans and makes me feel less guilty about sometimes adding chocolate to my morning oatmeal.
    I always forget that you can pre-make oatmeal and then re-heat it. Great tip!

    • I go through phases with oatmeal. Sometimes I want it ALL the time! When that happens, I often get to experimenting with flavors! So much fun to work with. :)

  11. This looks like the perfect bowl of oatmeal! Oatmeal is my favorite way to start the day and I love this maple and brown sugar combo! The coconut oil tip is genius, Julie! I seriously can’t wait to try that tonight!

  12. Maple brown sugar oatmeal is easily my favorite flavor! I’ll definitely have to try your homemade version soon!! Pinned :)

  13. WOW – what a combination!! I love warm oatmeal year round and I really must try this version, pinned!

  14. Made this just now. So yummy!!!

  15. thank you for the coconutoil tip !

    it all sounds great – except, I highly doubt anyone will even notice “a pinch of ” ! Even in a single serving this pinch would go unnoticed, which is a great shame, for cinnamon DOES make all the difference as it goes oh so well with the maple syrup. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon per bowl(!) is the minimum, I believe. Don’t worry, it won’t coverup any other flavours.

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