Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

a bowl of oatmeal with a spoon.

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Skip the instant oatmeal packets and make this easy 10-minute Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal instead! It’s hearty and filling – a great way to start the day.


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts


  1. Bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add the oatmeal and lower the heat to medium. Cook and stir the oatmeal for about five minutes or until the oatmeal is thickened.
  2. Stir in the sugar, syrup, and cinnamon.  Add the milk, stir, and transfer the oatmeal to a bowl. Sprinkle the nuts over the top.


You can scale this recipe up to make more servings. For each additional serving, it will take a few more minutes to cook (when I double it, I cook the oats for 10 minutes).

If you scale this recipe up, you can store extra servings in the refrigerator for several days. Keep them in airtight containers and warm them up in the microwave for easy weekday breakfasts.

You can add other mix ins like fresh berries or other fruit that you like. Sometimes I add a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter to change it up.