Spiced Oatmeal USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP

Age Group: Adult
Serving Size: 25-50
A traditional breakfast of whole grain oats sprinkled with warm flavors of cinnamon for an added delicious twist.
CACFP Adult Portion Crediting Information
1 cup (8 oz spoodle) provides 2 oz equivalent grains.
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  • Bring milk and water to a boil.
  • Add margarine, agave, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, stirring constantly.
  • Add oats. Reduce heat to medium. Stir constantly for 5-8 minutes until oatmeal slightly thickens.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Reduce heat to low to prevent burning.
  • Pour about 10 lb 2 oz (1 gal) oatmeal into a steam table pan (12” x 20” x 2½”).
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan. Serve immediately.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans. Serve immediately.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
  • Serve 1 cup (portion with 8 oz spoodle).


Nutrition Facts
Spiced Oatmeal USDA Recipe for Adults in CACFP
Amount Per Serving 1 cup (8 oz spoodle)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 24mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Vitamin D 52IU347%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0mg0%
Vitamin A 0mcg
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Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
If oatmeal sits longer than 10 minutes, it will become very thick. Add up to 3 cups additional water per 25 servings as needed.
The agave nectar is 6 g per ½ cup which meets CACFP requirement of no more than 6 grams per dry ounce.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 10 lb 2 oz
About 1 gal/1 steam table pan
(12” x 20” x 2½”).
50 Servings:
About 20 lb 4 oz
About 2 gal/2 steam table pans
(12” x 20” x 2½”).