Brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal is a quick and gluten-free breakfast recipe. This easy recipe only takes ten minutes to make, so it is the perfect breakfast for busy mornings.
I love oatmeal for breakfast. Not only because it is easy to make but because it is a great way to add fiber to your diet.
And because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I'm always looking for easy recipes to share with you.
Oats - I always use rolled oats for my oatmeal recipes. If you want to use other types of oats, please check the package for the exact cooking time.
Sugar - brown sugar and cinnamon are the stars of this dish. Brown sugar contains molasses which gives the oatmeal a fantastic caramel flavor.
Milk - Whole milk gives the oatmeal a rich, creamy flavor but feel free to use any milk you like.
You can use plant-based milk like oat or coconut milk for vegan brown sugar oatmeal. I don't recommend using soy milk for this recipe because it alters the flavor too much.
How to make this brown sugar oatmeal recipe
Add the milk to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, add the cinnamon and rolled oats and cook them for about 1-2 minutes. The actual cook time depends on the type of oats you use.
Turn off the heat and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, and divide the oatmeal over your bowls.
Tips and variations
Add some chocolate! Brown sugar and cinnamon go perfectly with a handful of chocolate chips.
Use coconut milk. Replace the milk with coconut milk and add some coco flakes to the oatmeal.
Serve with apples. Warm caramelized apples take this breakfast recipe to the next level and almost turn it into dessert! And be honest, who wouldn't want apple pie for breakfast?
All you need to make this brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal recipe is a saucepan with a wooden spoon and some measuring cups.
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Brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal
- 1 cup milk
- 5 tablespoons rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- A pinch salt
- Add the milk to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, add the cinnamon and rolled oats and cook them for about 1-2 minutes. The actual cook time depends on the type of oats you use.
- Turn off the heat and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, and divide the oatmeal over your bowls.