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Cinnamon Oatmeal

Two servings • 20 minutes to prepare

This is a basic recipe for oatmeal, and the cinnamon and vanilla add enough flavor to keep you from dousing it in sweeteners. Add nuts, fruit, or flax seed meal before serving. If you’re short on time in the morning, hop in the shower after the oatmeal simmers and you’ve turned off the heat. It will be ready for you once you’re squeaky clean!


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cups old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, cinnamon and vanilla to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the oatmeal.
  2. Once it's simmering, turn off the heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes, until thick and creamy.

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  1. It was a little clumpy – when I do it again I would change a couple of things: leave it in medium for 5 mins (per the box instructions) and then turn it off. Also, my kids added almond milk to it after I served it and it made it really tasty!

  2. When cooking oatmeal you should use 2 cups of liquid for every 1 cup of oats. It was also so bland that I couldn’t finish a bowl of it.

    I recommend making it with only 1 cup of oats and 2 cups of almond milk. After it has finished cooking add a mashed banana, walnuts, & raisins. Less clumpy, more nutritious, and more palatable.

  3. I did what Shannon mentioned and it was actually really good.

  4. Just a quick note on oats and gluten: Oats *should* be gluten free, but are so typically cross contaminated with wheat or rye, that most mass producers will not guarantee that their oats are gluten free.

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