Creamy, rich and delicious oatmeal, with cinnamon spice and everything nice!
Growing up, I never realized how blessed I was that both of my parents could cook. They each had their specialties but they always managed to make a great meal to feed our family of seven. Looking back, I am so grateful for this. It really taught me so much!
When my Dad was cooking, breakfast dishes were some of his signature items. In particularly, his cream of wheat or oatmeal. You could always smell it cooking throughout the house because of the aroma of the cinnamon and nutmeg. His dishes were not without flavor and this oatmeal recipe is an excellent testimony.
I know you might be thinking, what’s so special about oatmeal? Well, I will tell you. It’s simply the way my Dad prepares oatmeal. I actually never had oatmeal any other way until I was much older and I really appreciated his oatmeal even more.
It all starts with milk. Instead of water, he always uses milk and that’s what makes the oatmeal so creamy. To the milk, he adds brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. This combination on it’s own is so good that you could pour it in a glass and drink it as a warm beverage.
Once it’s had time to simmer, not boil, he adds the oats and stirs. Then he covers it with a lid and allows it to cook for 5-10 minutes. At the very end, he stirs in some raisins and then it’s ready to enjoy. Creamy and delicious, it’s just sweet enough and so good.
So, thanks Dad for making great food like this oatmeal recipe and teaching me what you know. I would not be who I am today without you, so thank you for all that you are and all that you’ve done!
Here’s the recipe:
Dad’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Oatmeal
- 1 c oats
- 2 c milk
- 1/2 T ground cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 2 T – 1/3 c brown sugar (depending on the sweetness level you prefer)
- 2 T raisins
Pour the milk into a sauce pot and place over medium heat.
Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar and stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.
Keep stirring frequently until it comes to a light simmer. Then pour in the oats, stirring constantly.
Reduce the heat and allow the oatmeal to simmer for 7-15 minutes*
Remove from the heat and stir in the raisins.
Pour into a large bowl (or two).
Serve and Enjoy!
Soooo good! I made this yesterday and ate the oatmeal so fast I even surprised myself, lol!
*The cook time depends on whether you use quick cooking oats or old fashioned oats. Adjust the cooking time depending on which one you use.