In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a low boil. Add the oats and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
Add the milk and brown sugar, and return the mixture to a low boil. Add the molasses, banana and raisins, continuing to stir until the oatmeal reaches the desired thickness. Remove the pan from the heat. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes if you have the time.
Finish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and a splash of milk.
Use any kind of milk--dairy, soy, almond. Start with 1 cup and add more to achieve your desired consistency.