This recipe was okay. After putting it together, it smelled delicious, but when eating it, it was bitter. I think this was due to the vanilla extract— since the oats are never cooked, the raw vanilla is too intense. I made it a second time with just a splash of vanilla and it was better, but still a bit bitter. Since the vanilla is really the only thing that gives this flavor besides the cinnamon, I think it would be very bland without any vanilla, but I don’t plan to make it again.
My husband has skipped breakfast for fifty years, until now! I make these up on Sunday night and he's good to go for the work-week. I use only 4 tsp of brown sugar and he sprinkles a tablespoon of slivered almonds on top after heating. I reuse the 8 oz glass jars "better than bouillon" comes in and they work great for 5 individual servings.
Such an easy recipe! I added protein powder too. It was a little too sweet with the vanilla extract so I’d skip that in the future.
I will be making this recipe on a regular basis. Instead of 8 tsp of brown sugar I used 4 tsp brown sugar and 4 tsp stevia. Topped with blueberries and a sprinkle of walnuts or pecans. Delicious!