these easy brown sugar cinnamon oats come together with just a handful of ingredients and are topped with juicy sweet summer fruit for breakfast you’ll want to revisit all season long.
Who says you can’t enjoy hot oats in the summertime?
Topping them with juicy fresh summer fruit makes it feel almost like eating a fruit cobbler for breakfast!
We’ve had a few overcast mornings lately and these oats are absolutely perfect for days like that.
You’re getting a little bit of comfort but not sacrificing the bounty of fresh summer produce.
And you don’t have to limit yourself to one or two types of fruit – feel free to go crazy with whatever you have on hand.
They pretty much all go together beautifully!
Top with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, add a little milk to get the consistency you desire and dig in!
Simple, delicious and done in 10-15 minutes!Print
these easy brown sugar cinnamon oats come together with just a handful of ingredients and are topped with juicy sweet summer fruit for breakfast you’ll want to revisit time and time again.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional, in this recipe, I use these for texture purposes only – see note*)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (more or less depending on your preference)
- 1 1/3 cups water or milk (more or less as needed to cover the oats and allow them time to cook before all the water is absorbed)
- 2 tablespoons packed light or dark brown sugar (more or less for desired sweetness)
- 1/2 – 2/3 cup diced summer fruit
- Optional for serving: milk (any kind including non-dairy), honey or maple syrup, walnuts for crunch
- Place oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and liquid into a pot. Stir to combine and then place over medium-low or low heat.
- Allow oats to cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally or until liquid has been absorbed and oats are cooked (they will look gelatinous and gummy versus their flat raw form) – adding more liquid as needed for oats to complete cooking.
- When oats are done cooking, turn off heat, add in brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly throughout the oats.
- Place in a bowl, top with fruit (you can also choose to cook the fruit right in the oats if you don’t like the contrast of warm oats and cold fruit. If doing this, I recommend adding it in during the last minute or two of cooking – just enough to warm it but allow it to hold some of its shape) and additional toppings of choice.
- I like my oats to be on the thicker side. Adding the chia seeds helps to soak up some of the moisture which creates a thicker texture – if you like your oats looser, omit or halve the amount of chia seeds and add more liquid.
Keywords: oatmeal, chia seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, summer fruit, breakfast