Happy Wednesday to you from my oatmeal bowl!
Let’s talk oatmeal. Oatmeal is one of the healthier options when it comes to breakfast. It gives you a lot of fiber, it’s heart healthy, and you can do so much with it. You can put almost any type of topping you want to give it any kind of flavor you want. From chocolate chip cookie dough, cinnamon rolls, PB & J, to peach or tiramisu, you name it, and there’s probably a recipe out there.
Here we have simple maple brown sugar oatmeal. Maybe not the healthiest for those of you having no sugar…but still delicious! With oats, milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, a tid bit of butter, dash of salt, and sprinkles of almonds (or more if you like nuts :)), you have yourself a homemade version of Maple Brown Sugar oatmeal. I also added ground flax seed to the oatmeal for extra healthy fats and fiber, so if you have it, you can add it for those extra nutritional benefits. You don’t need to spend anymore money buying the prepackaged stuff. No way. Chances are, you probably have these ingredients in your pantry.
Andddd!!! If you didn’t want to make this in the 5 minutes that it takes, you would make OVERNIGHT oats! Umm, YESSSSS! The only difference for overnight oats is you reduce the milk to match the amount of oats you put in, add your ingredients, stir and leave in the fridge until the morning. BOOM! No cooking and no messy microwave. Can I get a “woot, woot”? Just kidding… But really, no overflow of oatmeal onto the microwave is a great thing.
Enjoy this bowl of oatmeal with a side of your favorite fruit or maybe a side of eggs or a smoothie. It’s a great way to start or enjoy any part of your day.
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup milk or water
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed optional
- 2 tsps butter
- pinch of salt
Follow the instructions on packaging on how to properly cook oats.
Add syrup, brown sugar, flax seed, butter and salt.
Stir and enjoy!
This can be made as overnight oats. Only difference is milk or water would be reduced to 1/2 cup. All ingredients would be combined in a jar or bowl, covered and let sit overnight in refrigerator to be enjoyed the following morning.