Creamy Cinnamon Oatmeal
This is almost as quick to make as oatmeal from a packet and it tastes better. I found it was especially good with a splash of milk and some chopped pecans. I used 1 Tablespoon of sugar instead of the Splenda and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon which I mixed in with the oats instead of adding it like a garnish. I found that it had a pleasant sweetness with the minimal amount of sugar, but some people might find that it needs more - which is easy enough to add at the end. My final verdict: I liked this oatmeal very much. It took two minutes to prepare and then I smiled for 6 minutes as I ate it. (This recipe was submitted in September 2014. It was tested and photographed in October 2014.)
- 1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
2 packets of Splenda
cinnamon (to taste)
How To Make Creamy Cinnamon Oatmeal (In The Microwave)
Put oats, water, milk, salt, and Splenda in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1-2 minutes (depending on your microwave speed. Remove from microwave and stir.
Heat for additional 30-second intervals, stirring after each one, until thickened as desired.
Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
Note From Recipe Submitter:
Make sure to use only a tiny dash of salt. Otherwise, the salt will cancel out the sweetness of the Splenda, and not taste good with the cinnamon.
When made with skim or 1% milk, this oatmeal only has about 200 calories. It is also more filling than the instant oatmeal packets.
A 200 calorie, microwave oatmeal that uses a combination of milk and water to cook the oats so they have maximum creaminess.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Anonymous Breakfast Lover for this recipe.
Recipe number 3238. Submitted 9/21/2014.