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Butterscotch Oatmeal

So I grew up on the stuff that came in a little package that you simply add water to. That was until I met my husband; who introduced me to the old school way of oatmeal. I tried it once and have never looked back. It is So Simple, So Good; Not to mention So Good For You. No more instant for me. I want the real deal.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Instructions

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, brown sugar and egg. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5-7 minutes or until mixture boils. Add oats; cook and stir for 1 more minute. Remove from the heat. Add butter; cover and let stand for 3-5 minutes. For garnish sprinkle some extra brown sugar on top.

* Chef’s Note – For an extra touch garnish with your favorite fruit like sliced bananas or blueberries.

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Apple Cinnamon & Raisin Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

1 apple – peeled, cored and finely chopped
2 1/3 cups apple juice
1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of regular raisins
2 tablespoons of golden raisins
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a saucepan, combine apple, apple juice, oats, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in raisins, brown sugar and vanilla. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve immediately. Eat & Enjoy!

*Chef’s Note: Want to add a little tartness? Use dried cranberries instead of raisins.