This is a basic recipe for cinnamon 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!
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, cinnamon and vanilla to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the oatmeal.
- Once it's simmering, turn off the heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes, until thick and creamy.