Homemade Instant Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Recipe

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Categories: American, Breakfast, Brunch, Grain, Irish, Vegan

Submitted By: James from Madison.

Homemade Instant Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Notes

I like oatmeal, but don't always have time to make it. I've tried commerically available instant oatmeal, but do not necessarily like the taste. So, I learned to make my own kind from fresh ingredients I have at home. It is fresh-tasting and much less dense and starchy than some of the commercially made instant oatmeal products.

  • 4 tablespoons "quick" oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar ( for variety, try vanilla sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1-2 walnut pieces, broken, optional
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
Serves / Yields

1 individual serving

Preparation Instructions

In a plastic sandwich bag or zip-lock “snack” bag, combine all the dry ingredients

Seal each bag and store in a cool, dry place.

When ready to use, place the contents into a cereal bowl and add ½ cup boiling water. Let stand about a minute before it’s ready to eat.

Helpful Hints

Use fresh cinnamon to bring out the flavor, and try different kinds of cinnamon to vary the taste. The Chinese cinnamon is a good starting point, and Ceylon cinnamon is also fine. Saigon or Vietnamese cinnamon has a stronger taste, which I personally like.

This can be a good recipe to prepare with children, since they can work as a team to measure the ingredients and assemble each portion.

For vegan oatmeal, use beet sugar or evaporated cane sugar instead of brown sugar.

Quick Shopping List

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup in shaker jar, net 2 oz.

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Mary Ann S. Said:

I will be trying this. I make a Chai Oatmeal with 1 bowl in the microwave. 1/2 c. quick oatmeal 1 c milk raisins or any other dried fruit Cinnamon to taste, Ginger about 1/2 tsp. Cardamon about 1/2 tsp Add all together, in a microwave safe bowl. My microwave does it in 2 min. so check how fast your microwave works. Once its done, I add about 1 tsp of brown sugar. Enjoy!

Make it Again? Mary Ann S. would make this recipe again.

Hali Megan G. Said:

I love this recipe! Instead of using boiling water I used 1% milk and Microwaved everything for 1 min! I also added just a little hint of butter! Nothing like waking up to a good bowl of Oatmeal on a bone chilling morning!

Make it Again? Hali Megan G. would make this recipe again.