Nothing beats a warm bowl of Homemade Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Recipe!
My children became hoarders of their cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal. No – truly they did. It became my go-to easy wholesome breakfast when they were in school. I’d make a batch or three every few days and they were happy!
The recipe is easy to make, inexpensive to buy or obtain the fresh ingredients, and super nutritious. It’s been made for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s been made on the fly, in large quantities, and sent with kids away at college. Whenever I sent this special oatmeal with my kids at college I would make extra for their roommates to enjoy. What I didn’t know was that my son was an oatmeal hoarder.
On a trip home with several of his dorm suites buddies, my son hands me his empty bowls from the last oatmeal treat. I asked his buddies how they liked it? They looked at me like I was speaking another language. Finally, one tells me my son never shares his oatmeal with anyone. He hoards it in his room and heats it up for several days until it’s gone. Of course, I had to make it up to these hungry boys!
You too can enjoy our homemade cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal, and make it with love for your family. Use the freshest ingredients possible, stir slowly and add your own love.
Cinnamon Apple Raisin Oatmeal – Ingredients
Makes one serving – you may double, triple etc. as needed
*I use organic ingredients whenever possible for 3 reasons – no pesticides – no GMO’s – peace of mind.
1 cup whole milk (You may use any type of milk you choose. If you use raw milk, cook on a lower heat.)
1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal (do not use quick oats or steel cut oats for this recipe)
1/2 to 1 cup chopped or cubed apples ( a small apple works too. I leave the skins on)
1/2 cup raisins (any type you like)
1 teaspoon cinnamon or grate a cinnamon stick
If needed and you might not – add honey or maple syrup for a sweeter taste after the oatmeal mix is done cooking.
Place all ingredients in a saucepan, on the stove. Cook on low to medium heat, stirring slowly. Once the mixture comes to a slight boil, turn the heat to low (when using gas) or off when heating with electric. Cover and let mixture stand for a few minutes. The oatmeal consistency should be soft without liquid.
Serve and eat!
Store leftover oatmeal in the refrigerator. To reheat add a little milk on the stove top and stir.
If you use a microwave to reheat oatmeal add a little milk cover and heat on a medium temperature
Congratulations you’ve made wholesome cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal without any additives or processed ingredients.
Experiment with other flavors for your oatmeal delight.
Some changes we’ve tried from the above recipe:
- Add organic chocolate chips and no fruit. Add them to the bowl as you’re serving.
- Add a few tablespoons of maple syrup with the cinnamon and no apples.
- Use pears instead of apples.
If you choose to use water instead of milk – you will not get the same sweet flavor as milk. You can try other kinds of milk such as almond, soy, and goat.
Eat up – and don’t forget to make extra!
Comment below, let me know how you like the recipe and any changes you made.