i've been told i make the best oatmeal in town. i eat 1 cup every morning with 2 boiled eggs for breakfast; so i have lots of experience.
here's my recipe:
1 cup oats (old-fashioned quaker or organic)
1 cup water
1 cup whole milk
note: you can simply use 2 cups lowfat milk instead of the above.
sprinkle each of nutmeg & cinnamon
1/2 tsp mapleine flavoring
1/2 tsp of pure vanilla or 3-4 drops of almond extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons of butter (a good, tasty, creamy butter) or go for a whole tablespoon
bring slowly to a boil stirring often, but keep it hot and moving.
in a large bowl, i add craisins (cranberry raisins) & a few almond slivers and add the oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
if it's too "tight," add a little milk... if it's not sweet enough, add a few drops of pure honey.