Learn How to Cook - Homemade Spiced Oatmeal

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Mar. 08, 2014

Why am I doing this? I recently found my Home Economics book again from junior high school. Now I took this class more years ago than I care to admit, but this was one of the ways I learned how to cook. You see when I was in junior high while you weren't mandated to take home economics you could take it. So I did. For years I have wanted to cook my way through this cookbook, and that's what I am doing. I thought I would take you along with me on this journey.

I will start with How to make oatmeal from scratch. Did you know there was a time when oatmeal didn't need to be prepared from a microwave? Granted we all have benefited from tucking a few of these in our desk while at work, and keeping a few of them around the house for when we just don't have time to cook. You can make this more inexpensively from scratch, and it tastes, yes you guessed it, better when you make it fresh.


Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1/8 Teaspoon
Raisins/Craisins 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Oatmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (quick or old fashioned)



1. In a saucepan, bring the water, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a boil.

2. Stir oatmeal and raisins into the boiling water. Turn down the heat and cook for 1 minute for quick or instant, or 5 minutes for old-fashioned. Stir occasionally.

3. Cover the pan, remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes.


4. Serve with brown sugar and milk if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 166Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 324 mg13.5%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet