Honey Oatmeal


1 cup water

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch ground ginger

2 tablespoons chia seeds



Combine all the ingredients and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal


2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Dash of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1 3/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 cup diced pears


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the spices, oats and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the egg, the milk, syrup and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture into the oat mixture and mix in the pears. Pour the mixture into a well oiled dish and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, until its set and starts to brown.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bars


1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup steel-cut oats

¼ cup maple syrup

1 Tbsp softened butter

3 Tbsp pumpkin spice


Set Instant Pot on “saute”.

Add the oats and butter.

Toast for a few minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine the toasted oats, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice.

Butter a loaf pan that fits in the Instant Pot.

Set the vent to “sealing”.

Cook on “Rice” setting for 10 minutes.

Allow the pressure to release naturally.

Cut into bars after it cools.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I love overnight oats because they taste amazing and they are so easy to prepare.   This includes directions for cooking it in the oven, but I really recommend using a slowcooker.


Kosher or coarse salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

2 baking apples like Fuji or Granny Smith

1 1/2 cups milk

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup steel cut oats


Toppings suggestions :



apple pie spice

brown sugar





Slow Cooker method:

Coat the inside with non stick spray or use a liner like this one.



Combine all the ingredients except for the salt and additional toppings. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.



Mix the ingredients in a heavy pan with a lid and cover tightly.  Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and cook for 7 to 8 hours. Serve with additional toppings.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This is a good choice for the first day back to school since it cooks while you sleep and is very filling.


• 4 C water

• 1 C grated carrots

• 1 C steel cut oats

• ½ C raisins

• 3 tbsp pure maple syrup

• 1 tbsp butter

• 2 tsp cinnamon

• ¼ tsp salt


Combine all ingredients together in a lined slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal


2-3 tablespoons sugar

2 cups milk or water

1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1 cup old fashioned oats

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons golden raisins

1-2 bananas, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon honey


Directions :

Pour the water or milk in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.

Stir in the oats and cook for 10 minutes or until it is creamy.

Add the honey, vanilla extract and raisins.

Cook for another minute or two to allow the flavors to meld together.

Pour the oatmeal into 3 or 4 ramekins.

Top with banana slices and sprinkle with sugar.

I like to use a kitchen torch to caramelize the bananas, because it gives me more control. However, you could simply broil them in the oven, but watch them carefully so they don’t burn.