Homemade oatmeal Recipe

By JM Davis

Cooking & Baking From Scratch, Real Cooking


Nothing beats this warm bowl of Homemade Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal.

My children became hoarders of their cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal. No – truly they did. It became my go-to easy, wholesome breakfast when they were in elementary and high school. I’d make a batch every few days, and they were happy!

The recipe is easy to make, inexpensive to buy the fresh ingredients, and super nutritious. At my house, we’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s been made on the fly, in large quantities, and sent away to college with the kids. Whenever I sent this special oatmeal to college with my kids, I would make extra for their roommates to enjoy. What I didn’t know was how bad of an oatmeal hoarder my son really was. 

On one trip home with several of his dorm buddies, my son hands me his empty bowls from the last oatmeal treat. I asked his buddies how they liked it? They looked at me like I was speaking another language. Finally, one tells me my son never shares his oatmeal with anyone. I was informed that he hoards it in his room and heats it up for several days until it’s gone. Of course, I had to make it up to these hungry boys!

You too can enjoy our homemade cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal. Use the freshest ingredients possible, stir slowly, and add your own love.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Recipe
Makes two serving depending on your appetite.

You may double, triple etc. the recipe as needed.
*I use organic ingredients whenever possible for three 3 reasons: no pesticides, no GMO’s (genetically bio-engineered or genetically modified), and peace of mind.


  • 1 cup whole milk (You may use any type of milk you choose. If you use raw milk, cook on a lower heat.)

  • 1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal (Do not use quick oats or steel-cut oats for this recipe)
1/2 to 1 cup chopped or cubed apples (I leave the skins on)

  • 1/2 cup raisins (any type you like)
1 teaspoon cinnamon or grate a cinnamon stick
  • Optional: Add honey or maple syrup to taste after the oatmeal is completely cooked.


  • Put ingredients in saucepan on your stove.
  • Cook on low to medium heat, stirring slowly.
  • Once the mixture comes to a slight boil, turn the heat to low, stirring until oatmeal is soft.
  • Turn off stove.
  • Cover saucepan and let the mixture stand for a few minutes.
  • The oatmeal consistency should be soft without liquid.
  • Serve and eat!

  • Store leftover oatmeal in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat, add a little milk on the stovetop and stir.

If you use a microwave, you may reheat the oatmeal by adding a little milk, covering and cooking on a low temperature.

Congratulations, you’ve made wholesome apple cinnamon raisin oatmeal without any additives or processed ingredients.

For more fun and tantalizing tastes, experiment with other flavors for your oatmeal delight.
Some changes we’ve tried from the above recipe are:

  • Add organic chocolate chips and no fruit. Add them to the bowl as you’re serving.
  • Add a few tablespoons of maple syrup with the cinnamon and no apples.
  • Use pears instead of apples.
  • switch out the fruit and spices for peaches, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • The sky is the limit.

If you choose to use water instead of milk, you will not get the same sweet milky flavour. You can try other kinds of milk such as almond, soy, and goat too.

Eat up – and don’t forget to make extra!

Comment below, let me know how you like the recipe and any changes you made.

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