Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal with Apple Everything Spread
Serves: 16 half cup servings
  • 4 cups oats (not quick oats)
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups milk (I use skim)
  • 3 bananas (mushier the better)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • Optional:
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Everything Spread(per serving of oatmeal)
  • chia seeds, honey, nuts, flax or any other chewy seed!
  1. Combine oats, milk, water and bananas and heat in a dutch oven over low-medium heat, stirring often. After about 8-10 minutes or when oats have soaked most of the liquid up, stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Allow to cook on low until the ingredients are combined and there is no remaining liquid (about 5 minutes) *see notes
This is going to be up to your own taste. Some prefer their oatmeal more liquid-y, however, the instructions reflect my own preference of thicker, zero liquid, oatmeal so use your own discretion when cooking and remove the pot from the heat quicker if you desire some liquid to remain.
Remember, if you use a Dutch oven, it will stay hot longer after removing heat, so remove from heat as soon as the oatmeal is close to your desired texture.
Recipe by Words Like Honeycomb at