Make Oatmeal in a Coffee Maker?

So apparently you can now make Oatmeal in your coffee maker. I think the better question is ‘why would you want to?’. Surely there have to be simpler more sensible ways to do this. Well, if that’s what floats your boat, head on over to try it out.

Or you could do it the old fashioned way.

My kids LOVE oatmeal so I faithfully get up every morning and cook them rolled oats for breakfast.  The Mister, no matter how detailed my instructions, botches it every time. He even botches the little oatmeal packets! Seriously, who can mess that up? If I have to leave before breakfast, I measure everything out before I leave, (yeah, I have control issues).

Here’s my usual recipe:

1 1/2 Cups rolled oats
2 1/2 Cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C + 2Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 Cup Milk
pat of Butter for each bowl.

Combine first three ingredients in a pot. Cover the pot and cook over very low heat, until cooked (approximately 10mins) Do not stir while cooking.
When oatmeal is cooked add the brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and milk and stir together. Scoop into bowls and top with pats of butter.
Makes 3 large servings or 4 smaller ones.

If cooking it from scratch is not your style, LifeHacker has this totally cool food hack. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m totally going to! Well, if The Mister will let me put Oatmeal in his precious coffeemaker, that is.

Head over there to get this fun little tute!

Image Courtesy of LifeHacker

Make Oatmeal in a Coffee Maker

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