Maple Bacon Oatmeal

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    A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!

    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.

    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!

    Maple Bacon Oatmeal

    A salty sweet combination for your daily breakfast oatmeal!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 10 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 336kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 3 strips bacon
    • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal, not rolled oats
    • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds


    • 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!


    Nutrition Facts
    Maple Bacon Oatmeal
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 336 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 14g22%
    Carbohydrates 43g14%
    Fiber 5g20%
    Sugar 13g14%
    Protein 12g24%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Bacon in oatmeal?? This is so genius I can’t even deal. Off to get me some bacon ASAP!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I love this oatmeal- It is making my stomach grown right now!! By the way, you are not alone. I am all grown up with children of my own and I still need my parents like ALL of the time!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Now this is my kind of oatmeal! Looks great!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Mmmmm maple syrup and bacon. I’m in!!! And I hope all of the electrical issues are resolved asap esp with how stormy it’s been and going to be!

  • marla says:

    I knew I loved you. But now even more. Thanks for combining these flavors!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Maple bacon? Music to my soul. Also, I’m so glad Ben’s parents will be near us when we buy a house. I’ll have them on speed dial for stuff like this!

  • Maria says:

    Fun oatmeal recipe!

  • Tieghan says:

    This is just the classic combo that can never get old!! YUM!

  • Amanda says:

    What a delicious way to start the day! Bacon makes everything taste better.

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I could eat this every morning!! Love me some bacon.

  • Monique says:

    I don’t usually opt for oatmeal in the AM as I am more of a savory person… if I can have bacon on my oatmeal then consider me one of those oatmeal-lovin’ people.

  • Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy says:

    Why have I never thought of this?? You just made oatmeal sexy. :)

  • Maple bacon in oatmeal – yes please!

  • Kelly says:

    Bacon + oatmeal = genius. :)

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    maple bacon oatmeal!? LOVE!

  • Gaby says:

    Perfect way to start a busy day!

  • Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says:

    Ugh… I hate when stuff like that happens. We had something like that happen but with our wireless and it was out for a whole week which in blog life feels like eternity!

    This oatmeal sounds like the perfect way to start EVERY morning!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I’m just going to sit here and drool. Don’t mind me!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Goodness gracious. Oatmeal with bacon? Yes please! I need to get on this for breakfast soon!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    Genius. GENIUS!

  • Meredith says:

    Love that maple bacon on top! So delicious!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

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

  • DessertForTwo says:

    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 :)

  • francesca says:

    Oh, lady.
    Yes. A thousand times.

  • Benjamin Falkenrath says:

    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

    • Julie says:

      They don’t know what they’re missing!

  • Rachael says:

    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!

    • Julie says:

      Yum!! Sounds so good!!!

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