This makes a BIG batch for my hungry husband and children. You can adjust according to your needs. Basically I use 1 part oats to 2 parts water.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
6 cups water
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal or rolled oats
Bring water to boil. Add oatmeal. Cook on medium heat until desired thickness, about 10-15 minutes. Stir often, especially near the end as it gets very thick and burns easily. Cool a little and serve.
Some ideas for different flavors:
Maple pecan…Pure maple syrup and pecans
Blueberry…put a handful of frozen blueberries in the bottom of the bowl before adding warm oatmeal
Apple cinnamon…Add a couple chopped apples to cook with oats…add honey and cinnamon to taste when oatmeal is done.
Honey raisin…Raisins in the bottom of the bowl with a drizzle of honey on top
Bananas and syrup…My kids love oatmeal with cane syrup and bananas on top!
For dairy free kids, try Rice Dream rice milk, found on the cereal aisle. (Avoid soy milk. Soy disrupts thyroid function.)