Grandma Alice Oatmeal


                               Grandma Alice Oatmeal

                                      “Sweet, creamy, old-fashioned cooked Oatmeal”



Hey guys, it’s pbj here back with another breakfast recipe and today i’m going to show you how to make the world’s best oatmeal. In case you didn’t know….. I looooove hot cereal, and Oatmeal is probably my favorite…. Oatmeal is a breakfast classic!!!! Parents have been serving their children Oatmeal for generations here in the states!


Every American native, of all racial backgrounds and ethnicities can remember their parents at some point in time making them a hot bowl of Oatmeal as a kid. Yes, it’s that popular!!!! Even to this day, a box of Quaker Oats oatmeal (with a picture of an old man with long white hair, wearing a black hat) can be found in the cabinet of almost every American’s kitchen.


My mother and grandma would cook up a hot pot of oatmeal for me and my siblings all the time during weekday mornings before school. Sometimes they would make us cream of wheat or grits, which are also popular hot cereals that I love.


  • By the way, I have delicious cream of wheat and grits recipes on my blog that you can find in the breakfast section.


No one makes oatmeal better than my grandma Alice. Her oatmeal is sweet (which was obviously one reason I loved it being a kid and all) buttery, and full of flavor. She used the Carnation brand of evaporated milk, which gave the oatmeal a rich flavor that words can’t describe.


The cherry on top was the hint of cinnamon she uses. Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm….. so good it made my toes curl lol. Now i’m not going to share her EXACT RECIPE with you all, but the recipe I am showing you is an slightly altered version of her recipe and it taste just as good!


Follow the recipe to a T and I guarantee you will be making oatmeal this way from this point forth, because oatmeal can’t get too much better than this! This oatmeal recipe is truly the best oatmeal recipe you’re going to find!!! Do yourself a favor and try it out! If you don’t, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice!




1 Cup Quaker Oats Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

4 Tbs Salted Butter

1-1/2 Cups Water

1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk

1/3 Cup Sugar

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon




1. The first thing you’re going to do is fill a small pot with cool water and place it over high heat.


2. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium heat, then stir in the oatmeal.


3. Cook the oatmeal for exactly 5 minutes.


4. After 5 minutes, stir in the milk, butter, sugar, and cinnamon.


  • Now it may seem like i’m using too much sugar and butter but the amount i’m using is totally necessary because it’s hard to flavorize hot cereal. If you want to go the healthy route, feel free to use less sugar and butter (or eliminate it totally).
  • I also want to note that it’s important to use salted butter because salt enhances the flavor of the oatmeal. Without some salt in this recipe, it will taste bland and sugary, so instead of adding salt I use salted butter.



5. Let the oatmeal continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes, it will thicken a lot after 15 minutes.


The total cooking time is 20 minutes.



Sweet, creamy, buttery oatmeal……




Serve and enjoy!



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