Grandpa Hubbard's Oatmeal Recipe -
Grandpa Hubbard's Oatmeal Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Grandpa Hubbard's Oatmeal

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"My grandfather used to make this oatmeal for me on Saturday mornings accompanied by buttered wheat toast. I miss those Saturdays."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; stir in oats and salt. Cook until oats have thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in the bottom of each four serving bowls. Spoon oatmeal into each bowl and stir until butter and sugar are melted. Pour 1/4 cup of creamer and 1 tablespoon of milk over each bowl. Top each serving with another tablespoon of brown sugar. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2006

Very good, but a little bland - I added chopped apples, raisins, and a little cinnamon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2012

didn't really care for it not a lot of flavor and i added craisins

Sep 30, 2004

Something my daughter will eat!! I used milk instead of creamer as well.

Jan 11, 2010

I made this for just two and found that using the measurements provided for two servings made it too soupy. The second time I made it, I used just 1 and 3/4 cups water and kept the rest of the measurements the same. I used regular half and half instead of non-dairy creamer, and I skipped the milk and second tablespoon of brown sugar. One tablespoon was just enough. My son really liked it the first time, but with it being so thin, he thought it lost its flavor by the time he finished the bowl. When I cut back on the water and it was thicker, he loved it.

Nov 06, 2009

I will never buy pre-packaged instant oatmeal again. I triple the batch and keep it in an air-tight container. When I want some, I dip out 1/2 cup, add the water and butter and microwave for 3 minutes....

Sep 17, 2008

Just made this for breakfast and it was awesome! I've never liked the instant packets but I liked this. I mainly made it for my husband who has been wanting oatmeal for a while and he said it tasted so good. We used Cinnamon Bun creamer from Coffee Mate and it was the perfect amount of cinnamon flavor. I didn't use quite as much creamer as the recipe called for and I'm glad I didn't because it didn't really need it, it had the right amount of sweetness. Will probably be making this alot!

Feb 28, 2006

Great oatmeal, i don't know why i never tried to make oatmeal by scratch before...i've always relied on the instant kind which doesn't give half of the flavor and texture of this stuff. If you're looking for a quicker and less messy way to cook the oats, put the oats and water in the microwave for 5 min at medium heat, and then finish them off w/the butter etc. I can't wait to make it again!

Jan 14, 2008

This was very good and put shame to those quick packets of "oatmeal". I halved the recipe. After the oats had cooked it was a little more watery than I thought it should be. I removed the oatmeal with a slotted spoon to the bowl. I only added a small amount of the brown sugar so I could taste for sweetness. The non-dairy creamer really scared me. My family doesn't drink coffee but my parents do. When they came to visit they had recently brought fat-free Coffee Mate French Vanilla non-dairy creamer. I decided to use a small amount of the coffee mate powder with half n half. I loved the outcome of this oatmeal! It was smooth and creamy. This will become a regular breakfast dish for us!


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  • Calories
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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