Homemade Oatmeal: A Hearty Breakfast for a Crowdposted by Andrea | 10/3/2013
The other day, I woke up with a craving for oatmeal (which is a much healthier option than my recent cravings for double cheese burgers!)
And since we had my sister and her husband staying with us for the weekend, I thought it might be fun to make a big batch of homemade oatmeal and let everyone “dress it up” with their own favorite toppings.
The oatmeal was a huge hit, everyone went back for seconds, and we all were fully satisfied until lunch (which is a pretty big accomplishment around our house.)
This “recipe” is so ridiculously simple that I almost feel silly sharing it as a full-length blog post; but it really did hit the spot on a cool fall morning — and my “claim to fame” is simple stuff!
If you’re looking for a super simple, super frugal, hearty breakfast to feed a crowd, try your hand at homemade oatmeal.
Recipe for Homemade Oatmeal
Serves 6 – 8
- 7 c. water
- 4 c. oats (old fashioned or quick oats)
- 1 t. salt
- Milk or cream
- Brown sugar
- Chopped apples
- Sliced bananas
- Maple syrup
- Chopped pecans
- Chopped walnuts
Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium to large pan.
Add oats, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 2 minutes (quick oats) or 5 minutes (traditional oats), stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 2-3 additional minutes.
Scoop into bowls, add optional toppings, and enjoy.
I love that I can make ONE meal but allow everyone to customize it to their tastes with a variety of toppings.
And if you’re wondering, this oatmeal heats up well as leftovers the next day — just add a little milk or water to make it a bit creamier. Or if you just want to mix up the dry ingredients and made a fresh batch every morning, check out my recipe for Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets.
What is your favorite hearty breakfast recipe?
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