Foody Friday – Oatmeal

I like making my own oatmeal.  One because it is far cheaper than the instant packets and second because I control exactly what goes in it.  I use a digital kitchen scale in lots of my cooking because it makes it easy to experiment with amounts.  I use grams because, one I’m Canadian and were metric and two I don’t have to deal with fractions like 1/8 of an ounce.


  • 64 g Quaker quick oats (One of those brands that your mother used and probably grandmother too, and possibly great grandmother…)
  • 20 g Brown Sugar
  • 40 g Raisins ( I like lots of raisins)
  • 4 g  Cinnamon

That my basic recipe and its easy to alter, too sweet cut back on the sugar, like more cinnamon add more.  Want to add different fruits go right ahead.  I usually add:

  • 10 g Chia seeds (high in omega 3s and fiber.  Very good for you and add some crunch.  Buy them in a bulk food store not online, much cheaper.)
  • 10 g of sunflower seeds or walnuts.

Boil 3/4 to 1 cup of water (Depends on how thick you like it).  I usually just microwave it till its boiling. Pour it over everything. Stir until everything is mixed together.  Let it stand for a minute or two to let the oats cook.  Generally the amount of time it takes me to put everything away, get a glass of milk and sit down. Enjoy.  This is roughly equivalent to two instant packages.

I would be interested to hear other peoples alterations or creations.