March 27, 2011

Cozy Oatmeal

I found this recipe searching through Country Living's website. It looks yummy. I'm not a big walnut fan so I'd probably substitute a different nut like almonds or pecans.  Enjoy!

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup shredded apple
1/3 cup raisins
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (or other nuts)

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water, cinnamon, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add oats and cook 3 minutes.
Stir in the shredded apple, raisins, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and 1 tbsp nuts. Cook 5 minutes more. Divide oatmeal between 2 serving bowls. Drizzle remaining maple syrup over top and sprinkle with nuts. Garnish with butter, if desired.
Tips & Techniques
Instant oats may be used instead of the quick-cooking kind. Combine 2 cups water, cinnamon, salt, oats, apples, and raisins. Bring to a boil and remove from heat; top with the maple syrup, walnuts, and butter, if desired

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


  1. oh, this does look SO good!! My kids only eat that nasty instant stuff, so it would never do here at my place. But maybe for company . . . Thanks so much for stopping by my place and following!!

  2. Looks delicious! Following back from Mommy's Peanut Gallery :) Blessings!

  3. Wow - that looks yummy! I might have to try it!

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  5. Looks delicious and is making me hungry :) Thank you so much for linking to my blog on your favorites. I'm so flattered, although I know why that photo cracks you up. I live with him and it still makes my day!

  6. He looks like a real little character. I'm looking forward to seeing more. =)

  7. a new follower...hope you can follow me back here...thanks!

  8. love the recipe, but especially the picture! New follower from the Coupon Scoop hop, would love a retun follow please, thanks!

  9. Hi Tamara,
    This Oatmeal looks so delicious and very comforting. I know that we will really enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  10. Congratulations Tamara!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. You are welcome to pick up your Red Plate, enjoy!

  11. Sounds good, Tamara! I love oatmeal and this is so much better than the instant, flavored oatmeal!