My Daddy’s Oatmeal

by Ivory Soap

My Daddy’s Oatmeal

mason jar of water

1/2 mason jar of old fashioned oats

handful of raisins

1T cinnamon sugar or brown sugar

1T salty butter or margarine

shredded coconut


optional crushed walnuts

1.  Toss raisins in pan of water and heat to boiling.

2.  Stir in oats, return to boiling for a few minutes.  Set aside until stiff.

3.  Add butter and sugar.  Add water if consistency too thick.  Too thin is irreparable.  Best to start out too stiff.

4.  Top with coconut, walnuts, and a moat of milk.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Phyllis February 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

It’s the moat of milk that does it! At no time should it be mixed in — grab some oatmeal as the solid and dip into the moat. Go Daddy!

Shannon February 27, 2010 at 8:01 am


jan February 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

There is nothing better than a hot bowl of this good oatmeal on a cold morning. I love to substitute dried cranberries or dried cherries sometimes for a bit of variety. It is so good. Economical too….a big container of old fashioned oats is inexpensive and goes a long way. Yummy!

Linda February 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

That really sounds delicious and I’m going to make some. I do have a dumb question though. What is a moat of milk? Am I right in assuming that it’s sort of a trench of channel of milk and then you mix all of it together?

Handful February 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

Hehehe – love the precise measurements!

Elizabeth March 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

My daddy made me oatmeal with moat of milk and a lake in the middle. What good memories!

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