Making stovetop oatmeal with quaker quick oats is simple and easy to do. The beauty of oatmeal comes in the toppings!
I have not really ever been a fan of oatmeal.
My son on the other hand… he loves the stuff!
So, I've had to learn how to make stovetop oatmeal a few different ways until we've found what works for him.
I used to use just water but was given a tip one time to use a little milk in the pot to add some creaminess. Boy, that made a difference for him!
Making Stovetop Oatmeal with Quaker Oats
Here's where it all started…
When we visit my grandmother she usually makes a huge pot of oatmeal the night before we have breakfast. The true and real “overnight oats” but the steel-cut oat version.
The morning of breakfast we usually would reheat the oatmeal, add a pad of butter, a tiny pinch of salt, and top with brown sugar and whatever else caught our fancy.
I never understood the salt, but I do know it makes a difference.
Maybe it's the salty-sweet effect?
Either way, he loves it and so I had to figure out a way to replicate it without fixing it the night before.
How to Make Stovetop Oat Meal
First: Get Your Ingredients
You want to just go ahead and get all your ingredients out that you're going to need.
- Quaker Oats
- Sugar (we use Lakanto)
Second: Put Ingredients In Saucepan
You'll want to add your oats, water, milk, salt, and sugar into the saucepan and give it a good stir.
Turn the heat on medium and let it cook for approximately 5 minutes or so. Some folks like mushy oatmeal and some folks like more crunchy oatmeal.
It's really a preference thing.
Also, if you like it runny you might want to add a little more water or milk to the pot!
Third: Serve and Top
Once your oatmeal is finished cooking separate it into bowls and allow the family to add whatever toppings they like.
Some of our favorites are:
- Maple syrup
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Chocolate syrup
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter
- Cubbed apples
Have fun and explore what you can create with different ingredients.Print
- Add 1 cup of Quaker Oats oatmeal in a pot with 1 and 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 a cup of milk and stir to combine. Add in 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of Lakanto Monkfruit Golden sweetener and stir.
- Turn the heat on medium and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the oats are done (time can depend on how big your pot is).
- Once the oatmeal is done cooking add in some maple syrup to your sweetness desire. If you're adding toppings you can add them now.
- Enjoy your oatmeal!
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