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On Monday night, a huge thunderstorm rolled through and it was a TON of rain. Shortly after the storm, we realized our internet had been knocked out. We couldn’t figure out why so we just kept restarting the router. Long story short, there’s an outlet in the garage that feeds our fiber optic wires into our house (I honestly don’t know the correct term for this), that outlet tripped. We went down there and pressed the reset button but every time we’d plug the unit back in, it’d trip again. So we eventually just ran an extension cord into the house. We’re hoping it’s the outlet that’s broken so it’s an easy Home Depot run to go fix it but if it’s cause moisture from the rain that is causing the unit to trip, then I guess we have bigger issues.

A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!
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So, of course, when this all goes down and I’m thinking we have to replace the outlet. My first thought: electrocution. I have no idea how to do electrical and neither does Jason. I know you turn off the fuse/power that runs to the outlet but still, I hate electrical. My second thought: run to daddy. And I chose thought two. I immediately called up my dad, put on my most pathetic “help me” voice and asked if he could come over to help us out. Haha oh how I adore my parents. We decided instead of them driving over that night, for us to wait it out and see if the outlet works again. I think it’s funny how, when you’re young, your parents are the worst thing in the world. You absolutely loathe them 110% but when you’re all grown up, you realize how much you STILL need them and how they’re one of the best things to have in life. I seriously love my parents. Any frantic call from me and they’re over at our house in a couple hours to lend a hand.

A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!
A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!

Every morning before we leave for work, I put all the dry ingredients of my daily oatmeal into a glass bowl and heat it up with water at work. My typical bowl of oatmeal consists of: brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, and chia seeds. It’s like a routine and I like it, BUT it does get rather boring sometimes. I mean, the same breakfast five days a week is kind of womp womp. So, I decided to bump it up a notch and make this maple bacon oatmeal! That pile of bacon..gahh it’s killing me. I just want to reach through the screen and devour it. So crispy, salty, and goooood. I’m a huge sweet/salty fan so I was definitely all over this and hopefully you will be to! It’s different than most oatmeal combinations but trust me, it’s really good and you’ll probably want it all week!

A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!
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Maple Bacon Oatmeal

A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 cup (234 g) quick cooking oatmeal, not rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
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  • Cook bacon in a skillet until very crispy (or to whatever degree of crispiness/chewiness you like your bacon) then slice into fine pieces/crumbles.
  • Follow the instructions on the oatmeal package and cook your oatmeal to the way you like it. I like mine slightly runny but not too runny and not like concrete.
  • Drizzle maple syrup on top of oatmeal and sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
  • Top the oatmeal with bacon. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 336kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 14g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 13g

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  1. So I normally don’t post comments. But the other day I was at work (I’m an RN and a new mom, so always hungry). Anyways I grabbed a packet of instant oatmeal and a packet of brown sugar ( I was starving but didn’t have time to take a full break and had a moment to fill hot water in a cup, and catch up on my charting). So I’m eating the oatmeal and charting, when the idea of maple syrup and brown sugar oatmeal with bacon cane to my mind. A few days later I’m thinking about this combo, and had the urge to see if anyone else had thought it up. And I found ur recipe. However I think I’m going to use old fashioned oatmeal and cook it in maple syrup and brown sugar then add bacon at the end. So glad to know there’s others out there who have the same mindset. I like the idea of almonds in the oatmeal never thought of that. Have a wonderful day!

  2. I’m from Missouri. We always made oatmeal and put brown sugar in it. An crumbled crispy fried bacon in it. Ate it for breakfast it was wonderful… I’m living in Arizona now an I’ve yet to meet anyone who does it. I haven’t had it in years and the people I’ve told about it too think it isn’t appetising haha

  3. This is absolutely genius! I can’t wait to make it!

    I distinctly remember the moment I realized my parents weren’t so bad. I was away at college for a few months, and heard stories of everyone else’s parents. I realized my parents were pretty awesome afterall, and I was so excited to go home and see them. No one treats you like your parents do, really. I love mine, too :)

  4. I’ve done the bacon + oatmeal thing many times….so good and such a fun change up from the eggs + bacon norm.