My kids love oatmeal. It is super easy to make, inexpensive and healthy. How many times does that happen and your kids love it? Okay often here, but we have been blessed with hearty eating children. However, we love to change it up just for suspense. 🙂 My children eat oatmeal a ton of different ways, I will share more later. However, their favorite way is:
PUMPKIN PIE OATMEAL:
Boil 5 C. Water (with 1/4 tsp. salt-if desired)
Add to the boiling water 3C. Old Fashioned Oats
Cook 5 minutes on medium heat-stirring occasionally
When oats are done and tender add the following while on low heat:
3 Tbl Butter
2 Tbl Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 C OR (Milk to desired thickness)
Stir and remove from heat once your butter is melted.
Eat pumpkin pie oatmeal as is or top with your favorites for a change! 🙂
Sometimes we also spruce it up with these varieties:
1. Raisins, toss in a cup or two of raisins.
2. Coconut, sprinkle a handful across each bowl of nutritious oatmeal.
3. Walnuts, add 1/2 C. crushed walnuts.
4. Or as my children love, toss in a small handful of raisins, top with a pinch of walnut bits, sprinkle on some coconut and a dash of cinnamon & sugar.
This is so handy to also mix ahead with Quick Oats if you do the Once a Month Cooking program. Simply toss everything in a bag and vaccum seal it. Or a jar and use the sealing lid attachment. It is ready to crack open and add to the boiling water. For milk simply add a 2 Tbl of powdered milk to your mix- handy for camping. OR add milk after when serving.
A hearty breakfast your kids will LOVE!