Company Oatmeal Breakfast

A great oatmeal recipe made with milk, a lot of fruit, nuts, and spices. Delicious enough for breakfast with company.  
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword company breakfast idea, creative oatmeal recipe, oatmeal made with milk, quick oatmeal recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Susie


  • 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.