A tried and true favorite, this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is super easy to make and oh so delicious. Plus it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up.
This cinnamon raisin oatmeal recipe is an EBF original and has stood the test of time. I used to make it ALL THE TIME as it was my go-to breakfast for quite a few years and it’s still just as delicious as I remember!
Why I Love Oatmeal
Oats are an amazing grain. They’re naturally gluten-free and provide a good amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even antioxidants. Oats have been shown to help lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar fluctuations, help improve skin concerns and even help with weight loss. They are basically a “super grain.” Oats can be used in a variety of ways – oatmeal (duh!), energy balls, muffins and other baked goods.
old fashioned oats – old fashioned rolled oats are best for this recipe. If you have steel cut oats, try my recipe for steel cut oatmeal.
ground flaxseed – these little seeds add a bit of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
water or non-dairy milk
coconut butter or any nut/seed butter
maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use because it’s liquid so it blends in nicely with the oat mixture and I personally love the flavor.
Customize Your Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
Toppings – This oatmeal has a delicious base recipe that you can build your own flavors on – but the toppings change depending on what nut butters I have on hand. This time around I used maple syrup and coconut butter, but any nut or seed butter will taste amazing on this bowl. If you really want to stick with the cinnamon raisin theme, my cinnamon raisin almond butter would be perfect.
Overnight Oats – You could use these ingredients to make a delicious overnight oats recipe if that’s more your style.
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
Making this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is a breeze:
Combine your ingredients: Add your oats, banana slices, raisin, flaxseed, cinnamon, sea salt and water to a pot and stir to combine.
Heat: Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
Serve: Portion oats into two bowls and serve with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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A tried and true favorite, this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is super easy to make and oh so delicious. Plus it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. It’s time to ditch those instant oatmeal packets!
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 banana, sliced (save a few for topping)
1 Tablespoons raisins
1/2 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1 cup of water, non-diary milk or a blend of both
1 Tablespoon coconut butter
1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
Add oats, banana slices, raisins, flaxseed, cinnamon and sea salt to a pot. Add water and stir to combine.
Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick.
Portion oats into a bowl and serve with coconut butter, maple syrup, banana slices, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.