Maple Pecan Oatmeal

As part of the No Cold Cereal Challenge last week, I made this oatmeal…inspired by one of those instant packet oatmeals that I’ve seen at the store.

But I guarantee this tastes better!!!

I still have some pecans leftover from the holidays…and my *free* maple syrup from Amazon (using Amazon credit from Swagbucks)…and some marked down oats (paired with a coupon of course!)…using inexpensive ingredients with some pricier ones, like pecans, still keeps the overall cost down!

Simple, nutritious and hearty!!!

4 cups water
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your oatmeal)
Cream or milk, optional


See for yourself…

Makes 4 hefty servings.

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  1. says

    This looks and sounds delicious! I made (and posted about) a Honey Vanilla Oatmeal this past week that was tasty too. I was also seeking to create my own “packet type flavor”. I’ll try this one next time… my nut-lovin’ kiddos will be all over it, I’m sure! :)

  2. Laurie says

    Just a suggestion… you’ve started using only pictures for directions recently and this presents a problem for anyone who wants to print out your recipes. There are no directions! I like your improved photography but you should also include written directions.

  3. says

    My girls also love peaches & cream:
    1 cup water
    1 cup oats
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup peaches (i used sliced canned & chop them a little)
    1/4 cup peach juice (from the can)
    1-2 TBSP brown sugar
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    They would probably eat this every day if I let them!

  4. says

    Oh, and I should mention that if people want a true maple syrup flavor, they should only use Grade B maple syrup. Grade A syrup has very little, if any, maple syrup flavor. Strange, but that’s how it is…

  5. says

    Thanks for giving us directions! I figured that they were simple, but when the posting prints out using your link, and it contains no photos on it, I wanted to make sure I was going to be making this right. Thanks again!

  6. Karen says

    It took me many many years to like oatmeal and now I could eat it 3 meals a day. This looks yummy!

    A slightly off topic question:
    We sometimes have oatmeal or pancakes/waffles for dinner instead of breakfast. What else do you serve with that type to make a more rounded meal? We usually have fruit. But dinner is our meal we tend to have the most veggies with and I cant even think of a veggies that goes with a ‘breakfast dinner’. Thanks~

    • says


      I wouldn’t do a veggie with a “breakfast for dinner” meal, unless you include it into a frittata like “spinach or zucchini frittata”. I’d suggest scrambled eggs with a “starchy” breakfast for dinner like pancakes or waffles.


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