Hot Oatmeal Cereal

Learn how to make oatmeal taste good with this Hot Oatmeal Cereal recipe.  It’s loaded with pears, raisins and nuts and a hint of cinnamon. So delicious and super nutritious!

Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast cereal - Learn how to make oatmeal taste good with this Hot Oatmeal Cereal recipe

Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast cereal.  This healthy oatmeal recipe is a favorite recipe of mine to make on the weekends.  The cinnamon infused milk with hot oatmeal, pears, raisins and nuts makes for a delicious healthy breakfast cereal that your whole family will love!

Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast cereal - Learn how to make oatmeal taste good with this Hot Oatmeal Cereal recipe

Most of the time when I’m cooking oatmeal for breakfast, I keep things super simple.  I’ll usually toss in a handful of fresh blueberries, a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon and splash of nut milk into my cereal bowl.  But then there are times, usually on the weekends, that I look forward to making this hot oatmeal with fruit that’s been cooked with a little brown sugar.

OATMEAL RECIPE 

Learn how to make good oatmeal with this easy hot oatmeal recipe.

  • 3/4 cup nut milk or low-fat cow milk
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 pears (or apples), peeled, cored and chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (or walnuts if you prefer)

HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL

Cooking oatmeal on the stove couldn’t be easier, and it takes just about 10 minutes start-to-finish.  Learn how to cook oatmeal on the stove with this easy oatmeal cereal recipe.  

  1. Add milk and cinnamon stick to a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil
  2. Set aside and let stand for 10 minutes
  3. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan
  4. Stir in old fashioned rolled oats
  5. Simmer on low heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Add the coconut oil to a separate saucepan over low heat. Add the pears, 1 tablespoon of the honey and the brown sugar.
  7. Cook over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until the sugar melts and starts to turn golden.
  8. Add the raisins and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  9. Strain the cinnamon-infused milk into the oatmeal. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and stir to combine.
  10. Serve in bowls and garnish with toasted nuts and extra honey.

BENEFITS OF OATMEAL

  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
  • Good source of fiber
  • Helps to balance blood sugar levels
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol (bad kind)

HEALTHY OATMEAL RECIPES 

Originally published 4.2013 – updated 8.2020

If you want to learn how to make oatmeal taste good like, you're going to love this Hot Oatmeal Cereal recipe.  It's loaded with pears, raisins and nuts and a hint of cinnamon
Yield: 2 - 4 servings

Hot Oatmeal Cereal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

If you want to learn how to make oatmeal taste good like, you’re going to love this Hot Oatmeal Cereal recipe.  It’s loaded with pears, raisins and nuts and a hint of cinnamon. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup nut or seed milk (almond, hemp, etc) or low-fat organic milk
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 pears (or apples), peeled, cored and chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (or walnuts if you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Add the milk and cinnamon stick to a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat, cover with the lid, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 3-1/2 cups distilled water to a boil.
  3. Stir in the oats and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat. Stir to keep the oats from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the coconut oil to a separate saucepan over low heat. Add the pears, 1 tablespoon of the honey and the brown sugar.
  6. Cook over medium heat until the sugar melts and starts to turn golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the raisins and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Strain the cinnamon-infused milk into the oatmeal. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and stir to combine.

Notes

Serve the oatmeal in bowls and top with the caramelized pears and toasted almonds.

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