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Thick, hearty, cooked rolled oats, raisins and nuts fill this lightly sweetened lumberjack oatmeal. This hot cereal is true comfort food, warming you up on cold winter mornings.
Have you ever heard of lumberjack oatmeal?
Cooked, rolled oats with nuts and raisins in every bite. You don’t have to cut trees in order to enjoy this hearty breakfast. This is a recipe that Matt grew up on and talks about every winter. I put him to work this past week, recreating the recipe based on the ingredients that his aunt told him were in it. I love seeing him work in the kitchen. He can follow a recipe, but he can also whip up delicious recipes by just throwing things together. I was completely depending on him for this one since I had never tasted lumberjack oatmeal.
I must say…he delivered on this recipe. He was thrilled to eat this comfort food from his childhood. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this tasted.
Although you could use quick oats in this recipe, I would highly recommend using old-fashioned oats to give it a hearty, classic texture. Quaker Oats deliver every time.
Along with the old-fashioned oats, you’ll add walnut and raisins. It’s seasoned with salt, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Brown sugar and a touch of molasses sweeten this oatmeal. I was completely expecting this recipe to be sweeter than it was. I love that it is not overly sweet. I need to cut back on sugar after overindulging during the holidays. If you’d like your oatmeal a little sweeter, you can increase the brown sugar or the molasses…or both. 🙂
This recipe makes about 6 servings. Just the right amount to feed your family on a cool morning. Or refrigerate leftovers and have enough for breakfast for a few days.
Either way, this breakfast is going to be a new favorite of yours, just as it is for me.
- 5 3/4 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Bring water and salt to a rolling boil.
- Stir in oats, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Serve hot.