In a small saucepan, bring the water to boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir in the oats, cinnamon, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are thick and creamy, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and milk. Stir in the maple syrup.
Divide the oatmeal into bowls and top with desired toppings. Serve warm.
Top with strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, and peanut butter