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If there is something that reminds me of my dear country is a good bowl of oats early in the morning. I remember waking up Saturday morning  and my mom making the most simple, yet delicious bowl of oatmeal with milk, raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Ah memories…

If you love Oats like I do and have a great oatmeal recipe, Quaker® Oats is hosting a “Bring Your Best Bowl” recipe contest where you can win $250,000… How amazing is this?! Simply go here and enter for a chance to inspire the next Quaker® Oatmeal flavor! The recipe should have between 2 and 5 ingredients.


Inspired by the “Bring Your Best Bowl” contest; today I want to share the recipe for my favorite bowl of oatmeal.

I’m preparing this recipe with Quaker® Standard Oatmeal-Old Fashioned, but feel free to use the Quaker® Standard Oatmeal-Quick one minute.


Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal bowl with brown sugar and dried fruits

Cook Time: 7 minutes

2 cups


  • 1 cup of Old Fashioned-Quaker® Oats.
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • Dried fruit for topping.


  1. On medium heat, boil milk.
  2. Stir in oats and sugar.
  3. Cook about 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Turn it off and add the raisins. Stir again.
  5. Top with your favorite dried fruits and nuts.
  6. Serve warm.
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You can find all the ingredients for this recipe at Walmart and look for the specially marked “Bring Your Best Bowl” Quaker® Instant Oats (Original and Maple Brown Sugar) and Quaker® Standard Oatmeal Canisters (Old Fashioned and Quick One Minute).

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Enter the national sweepstakes between January 2016 through March 12,2016 for a chance to inspire the next Quaker® Oatmeal Flavor! The top recipe entries will be created and sold in stores for a limited time in Fall 2016. Winner will be announce November 2016. Official rules apply.

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