I make this oatmeal when I'm craving something a little more like dessert without totally indulging in a breakfast pastry or something similar. I keep a box of Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip cake mix around in case the craving strikes.
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 cup water
¼ cup milk (I like 2% but you can use whatever milk you prefer)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packets stevia or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip cake mix
Peanut butter, if desired
In small saucepan over medium heat, combine the oats and water. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until much of the liquid is absorbed.
Add milk, vanilla, stevia and salt to oats and stir until well combined; stir in the cake mix and cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until oats are your desired thickness. Top with peanut butter, if desired.
Recipe by Espresso and Cream at http://espressoandcream.com/2014/03/birthday-cake-oatmeal.html