Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that won't take up a lot of time to prepare? Check out this recipe for spice vanilla oatmeal - it's perfect for any time of day! Plus, it's easy to make and you can customize it to your own taste. What are you waiting for? Give this delicious breakfast recipe a try today!
This Spice Vanilla Oatmeal is a classic fall recipe. You can't go wrong with a steaming bowl of vanilla-spiced oatmeal with a pinch of cinnamon on top.
How to Make Spice Vanilla Oatmeal ?
- 3 ½ cups water
- ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste
- 1 cup lowfat milk, divided
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan , bring the water and salt to a boil.
- Stir in the oats and raisins, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, place nuts, if using, in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame, and toast, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
- When the oats are cooked remove pan from the flame and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg.
- Swirl in the brown sugarand place the oatmeal in serving bowls.
- Pour ¼ cup of milk on top of each bowl, and top with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Note: For a quicker version using quick cooking or plain instant oatmeal: Cook the oatmeal according to the directions on the package. Stir raisins, brown sugar, and nutmeg into the cooked oatmeal. Top with milk, nuts (toasted or un-toasted) and cinnamon.
Vanilla Spice Oatmeal is a simple and easy recipe for those who want to make it at home. This oatmeal recipe contains just the right amount of spices and vanilla extract to satisfy your taste buds. Vanilla Spice Oatmeal can be served as a hearty breakfast or as a light snack with some fresh fruit, but we recommend making it for dinner to enjoy with your family and friends.
Spice Vanilla Oatmeal
3 ½ cups water
¼ teaspoon salt, optional
2 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup raisins
½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste
1 cup lowfat milk, divided
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a medium saucepan , bring the water and salt to a boil.
Stir in the oats and raisins, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, place nuts, if using, in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame, and toast, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
When the oats are cooked remove pan from the flame and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg.
Swirl in the brown sugarand place the oatmeal in serving bowls.
Pour ¼ cup of milk on top of each bowl, and top with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
By now, you must have realized that there is so much to love about this Vanilla Oatmeal recipe. The sweetness and flavors of the spices blend together perfectly with the oats to make an intense yet delightful vanilla flavor. Just like in our first recipe, we have also added a pinch of honey for an extra boost of taste.
Baked up in a pot or stovetop pan and served Hallelujah style with milk, this oatmeal can become your new favorite breakfast!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of oatmeal?
slows the rise of blood sugar.
anti-oxidants are provided.
strengthens the gut's beneficial microorganisms.
makes you feel full to aid in weight management.
reduces skin irritation and itching.
reduces the risk of colon cancer.
What oatmeal is the healthiest?
Oatmeal is a great breakfast option because it is low in sugar, has plenty of fiber and nutrients, and can be customized to your preferences. Steel-cut oatmeal is especially high in antioxidants and contains more soluble fiber than other types of oatmeal. This type of oats also retains moisture which makes it healthier for you overall since it helps to keep your blood glucose levels stable throughout the morning.
Another reason why steel-cut oats are considered healthiest is that they have a long shelf life which means that they will last longer if stored properly in an airtight container. There are many flavors available such as maple syrup or pumpkin spice, so there's sure to be one that you like!
Is oatmeal better with milk or water?
Instead of water, use milk (or a non-dairy substitute) to make oats. Oatmeal cooked with water tastes far less good than oatmeal made with milk, and you won't get the breakfast's added protein durability. Additionally, water will turn the oats less creamy and more chewy.