Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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 I have a few more Irish themed recipes to share before St. Patrick's Day.  The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Irish cuisine is oats.  I know, exciting, right?  It probably has something to do with the box of McCann's Irish Oatmeal that I keep in the cupboard and use at least once a week.  A recipe for oatmeal seems almost silly to share, because like deviled eggs for instance, many of us seem to wing it and use a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Having said that, I feel this is a pretty tasty recipe and certainly blog worthy enough to share with those of you who like and/or need to follow a recipe.  You can use as much or as little maple syrup and brown sugar as you like.  I generally go with the full 2 teaspoons of syrup and brown sugar, then top with toasted almonds and some chopped dried fruit, like apricots and cranberries for added texture and flavor.   This simple recipe makes for a bowl of oats packed with flavor and energy for whatever you might need to tackle during the day.  The health benefits of oatmeal are known to all as a cholesterol reducer and a great broom of the system (thanks D. F. Wallace).  
Printable Recipe

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
1 serving

1 cup water
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
Pinch of kosher salt
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.  Stir in the oatmeal and cook for 1 minute over medium heat or until thickened.  Remove from the heat, cover, and rest for 2 minutes.  Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup to taste.  Enjoy!

Source: The Galley Gourmet


  1. The oatmeal looks so good I almost broke into the screen! :) It's breakfast time and I want some of that Irish...

  2. Mmm I, too, love McCanns and that texture of steel cut oats. I keep a pot in the fridge for the week, and I add brown sugar or, when I'm feeling in the mood for Asian, a combo of soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and maybe an egg!

    1. Oh, I will have to try the savory spin. Anything with a fried egg has me sold. Sounds delicious!

  3. What an easy and delicious idea for a quick breakfast! Breakfast is so important to me and I'm always on the hunt for new ideas. This is fabulous. Thanks, Nicole!


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