Make your own version of McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal


Oatmeal is back on the scene now that McDonald’s has added to their menu a fruit & maple oatmeal.  Unfortunately, I have never introduced myself to oatmeal.  If you remember, I mentioned I’m a picky eater and when I say I’m a picky eater, I mean a very picky eater.  Textures, smells, and colors can easily steer me away from what’s probably some really good food.  Enough about me though, let’s get on to the oatmeal.

My friend Katelyn Morris passed this idea on to me and carried the project out.  She loves McDonald’s new fruit & maple oatmeal, but doesn’t like paying $1.99 for it.  She decided to save some money and make her own oatmeal with a similar taste.  This is what she came up with…

homemade oatmeal

A cheap alternative to McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • any dried or fresh fruit you like
  • slivered almonds or chopped nuts you prefer
Game Plan:

1.  Add 1 cup oats to 1 3/4 cup boiling water then reduce heat.

2. Cook for about 5 minutes or until desired consistency.

3. Add in a dash of cinnamon and 2-3 tbsp. of brown sugar. Keep adding until it’s sweet enough for you.

White sugar is fine too.

4. Add in a handful of dried cranberries and an even smaller handful of slivered almonds for some crunch.

Katelyn bought a large canister of traditional oats for $2 at Aldi’s which she can use to make LOTS of oatmeal!  That’s the price of just one bowl at McDonald’s!  Way to go Katelyn!

What fruits or toppings do you add to your oatmeal?

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