This recipe for Company Oatmeal is a great alternative to the standard egg breakfast. It is also a great option if you are entertaining vegetarian guests at breakfast time.
It is full of fresh apples, sweet cinnamon, crunchy pecans, and dried fruit. The oatmeal is simmered with half milk and half water to give it an extra creamy texture.
When you are entertaining weekend house guests, sometimes planning all the meals can feel a little overwhelming.
We all turn to eggs dishes as an easy breakfast option, but if guests are staying for multiple days you do not want to serve the same thing morning after morning. That is when you need recipes like Company Oatmeal.
Variations on Company Oatmeal
This recipe can be customized to suit you and your guests. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Switch up the dried fruit that you add: dried apricots, dried cherries, and/or dried blueberries would all be delicious.
- To make the oatmeal a little creamier use half and half instead of 2% milk.
- Stir fresh cut bananas in right before serving for an extra flavor.
What to serve with Company Oatmeal for Breakfast
Serve Company Oatmeal with a little extra sugar, honey, brown sugar, and milk on the side for guests to doctor it up just how they like it.
I don’t think that an additional side, besides coffee, is totally necessary. However, if you want a little protein on the side, these Sausage & Butternut Squash Breakfast Patties from Andrea at Howe We Live would be great as well as my Banana Bread Muffins.
I hope you give this recipe for Company Oatmeal a try in your kitchen.
Company Oatmeal Breakfast
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups milk I like 2% or whole
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of clove & allspice (optional)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
- 1 cup diced apples, skin on about 1/2 inch dice
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- In a large sauce pot, over medium heat, bring the water, milk, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries, raisins, and option clove/allspice to a boil. Once the mixture boils stir in the oatmeal and apples. Turn the heat down to low. Let the oatmeal cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the chopped pecans and vanilla.
- Serve immediately with extra milk, brown sugar, and honey.