Warm and creamy oatmeal sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar is a great winter time breakfast.
I've never been much of a breakfast eater. I know it's the most important meal of the day but I rarely feel like eating before 10 or 11am.
When I was growing up we always had plenty of cereal because everyone else in the family ate cereal every morning. I like some cereals but not at 6 or 7 in the morning when you had to be up for school. I also liked to sleep until the last minute so I didn't have time to eat before being hustled out the door. My usual breakfasts consisted of granola bars or instant shakes that didn't require any prep and I could down in a rush.
Weekends were a different story. While my parents didn't let us sleep all day, we still got to sleep in a bit more. My usual weekend breakfast was maple brown sugar instant oatmeal, occasionally with hot cocoa. Both were easy just add hot water and I think my mom was happy I was eating so they were always on hand.
Now that I'm all grown up my weekly breakfasts are still granola bars but I like to make a more substantial breakfast on weekends when my husband and I can eat together. With it being winter something warm and creamy is always nice so I decided to make oatmeal from scratch.
Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
2 1/2 cups milk
pinch of salt
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
Combine rolled grains and milk in a large sauce pan, over medium high heat, with a pinch of salt.
Stir occasionally and allow to come to a boil. Once boiling stir continually for about 10-15 minutes until thick and creamy to your liking.
Remove from heat and add brown sugar and maple syrup to your liking and serve immediately.
Makes 2-4 servings
Follow Joy Bee's board Joybee Whats for Dinner blog posts on Pinterest.