While I love cinnamon, it is clear just looking at the recipe that 1/4 cup is waayyy too much! I scaled it back to 1 tablespoon and put the cinnamon shaker on the table when I served the oatmeal so my family could add more to their bowl if they chose to. Beyond that, the water seemed like too much as well, so I scaled that back to 7 cups. I don't use artificial sweeteners, so I added some brown sugar, I just added a bit to the recipe to get it started, then had honey, white sugar and brown sugar on the table for my family to add to their own bowls as they chose, allowing them to adjust it to their own personal level of sweetness. I often add raisins or cranberries to this meal as well. With these few changes, this is definitely a 5 star breakfast and it is soooo wonderful to wake up the heavenly smell of this oatmeal in the mornings! I should also add, I only make this when I am feeding a bunch of people. If it's just me, the microwave is my go to appliance - it works beautifully too! :-)
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While I love cinnamon, it is clear just looking at the recipe that 1/4 cup is waayyy too much!...