Spiced Oatmeal with Pecans and Cinnamon


  • 1½ cups oats
  • 2 cups semi-skim milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbs light brown sugar or for sugar-free version – honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 handfuls of pecan nuts
  • ground cinnamon to sprinkle

alternative toppings:

  • cinnamon and raisins
  • cinnamon and grated coconut

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  • medium, non-stick sauce pan


  1. Place oats, milk, water, sugar and salt in a sauce pan and cook stirring from time to time, until thick and oats soft.
  2. In meantime toast pecans, placing them on the frying pan over small fire and heating until fragrant and crispy.
  3. Let them cool down a little bit, then chop and leave aside.
  4. When oats are ready, share to the bowls, sprinkle generously with cinnamon and chopped pecans and serve immediately.

Serves 2 – 3 people.


You can also cook oats in a microwave with water alone and then add milk.

If you are looking for more healthy breakfast ideas check out those recipes: Sugar-Free Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Breakfast PorridgeSugar-free Acacia Honey & Almond GranolaHomemade Maple Syrup Granola with Pecans, Cashews and Brazils or Sugar Free Sunflower Seed & Apple Granola with Honey.

Your thoughts…

  1. Oats are still my favorite breakfast. And this bowl is right up my alley!

  2. Oatmeal is one of my favorites breakfasts and that oatmeal looks good!

  3. That’s something I’ll eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – it’s currently sooo cold in Sydney…

  4. When I was a child I hated oats… now I love them, especially with cinnamon… and to my surprise my kids like it too!!

  5. I love oats – and this is definitely going on my winter breakfast rotation!

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