We’re not Quaker, but these are some good oats!


I got hit with a nasty cold this past week and, being the amazing husband that he is, Ryan offered to make me some homemade oatmeal. I have to say that most of the oatmeal I’ve had has been the single serving kind in the Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack, so I was pretty excited to try his homemade variety and I was not disappointed; I like my oatmeal with apples and cinnamon and brown sugar, so that’s exactly how he made it and boy was it tasty!


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (add more milk if it’s too thick)
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • 1 tsp Earth Balance/butter
  • pinch of salt

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Add in the oats and cook to the consistency of your liking; we cooked ours for about 8-10 minutes. Add in soy milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, and honey (we added about 1 tablespoon of honey); sweeten and spice to your liking – I like extra brown sugar in mine.

To make the spiced apples, in a microwave safe bowl add in 1 teaspoon butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and mix these together. Place in microwave and cook until soft; we cooked these for about 2 to 2.5 minutes. You can add allspice or nutmeg to this mix as well, if you’d like a different flavor.

Once the oatmeal is cooked, put it in a bowl and top with the spiced apple mix. Serve and enjoy!

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