A tried and true recipe for Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal ready in 15 minutes on the stovetop. These sweet chewy oat grains are way better than store-bought!
All my life, I’ve been a Cream of Wheat girl. Oatmeal? No, thanks! However, a few years ago, I decided I was going to find an oatmeal recipe I liked. Especially important was a recipe I could add to my go-to breakfast recipes.
So, I reached out to my Facebook friends and asked for a ‘tried and true’ oatmeal recipe that is palatable, not too plain, and not loaded with sugar. I got so many great suggestions, but the thing that made the biggest difference is the way the oats are cooked!
One of my friends, commented that she used to hate oatmeal too until she started cooking the oats like rice. She cooks the oats on the stove until the liquid is boiled out. Then, she was left with awesome, chewy oat grains.
I tried cooking the oats this way. Let me tell you… It is a game changer! This method of cooking tastes way better than the instant packet oatmeal. Prior to this, I had always cooked oat meal in the microwave. Now, I only eat microwaved oatmeal if I’m desperate.
After trying several combinations, Brown Sugar and Maple Oatmeal is my favorite. With this recipe, you’ll also be able to recreate maple and brown sugar oatmeal packets from scratch. This recipe is quick and easy, and it beats store-bought oatmeal any day.
Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal Ingredients
For this recipe, I prefer to use quick cooking oats. However, you can also use old-fashioned rolled oats too.
Note: If you use old-fashioned oats, you may need to increase the amount of milk and cook the oats for a longer time.
In the past, I’ve made this with whole milk and 2% milk. Typically, now I only have almond milk in my fridge. So, that’s what I use. Or you could always use water too. But, I prefer the extra flavor milk provides.
To top your oatmeal, the options are endless. As mentioned, my go-to is brown-sugar and maple syrup. To reduce the calories, I often use sugar-free maple syrup and my Low-Carb Brown Sugar Substitute.
To change up your oatmeal even more, add fruit like apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or raisins. Or for a bit of crunch, add some chopped walnut or pecans.
Want More Oat Recipes?
If you love this recipe for Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal, you may love these other oat-based recipes:
- Peachy Oat Cups – Perfect for Meal Prep
- Gordon Ramsay’s Pear and Granola Muffins
- Air Fryer Apple Crisp (Single-Serving)
Don’t forget to check out my recipe for Low-Carb Brown Sugar Substitute if you’re looking for a lower-sugar option.
Or be sure to check out all my breakfast recipes, here!
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Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal
- 2/3 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats
- 2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup Divided
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Table Salt
- In a small saucepan over medium-heat, bring milk, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and salt to a simmer.
- Stir in rolled oats and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened (about 2-3 minutes).
- Add oatmeal to a serving bowl and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Top oatmeal with remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup and brown sugar. Serve!