Thursday, April 04, 2013

Perfect Oatmeal

I do not oft claim to have super-human cooking powers, but there are some things that I am the bomb diggity at making. Oatmeal is one of those things. Let me share my secrets with you.

First of all, if you eat instant oatmeal... I'm just sorry. That is sad.

Second of all, if you make oatmeal in the microwave... please just stop.


  • Half cup rolled oats
  • One cup milk/almond milk
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. On medium heat on the stove top, bring milk to simmering or a slight boil. 
  2. Add in oats. If it begins a rolling boil, turn heat down. You don't want to scorch the bottom. Simmering would be just fine.
  3. Allow to simmer for 15 or so minutes, until fully cooked.
  4. Add toppings of choice.
Yes, it takes longer, but by golly, it's 1000x better. Some notes below.

I use almond milk because I'm trying to cut out a lot of dairy. It's great, but cow milk is better. It's even BETTER to throw a dash of heavy cream or half and half in. Just sayin. Milk makes all the difference to oatmeal.

I add blueberries and strawberries as I have them. Strawberries in this oatmeal are ridiculously good. Add them at the end.

I increase this recipe by 50% because I want it to fill me up til lunch. Adjust recipe as you wish.

Welcome to your awesome life. 


dwightk said...

I like adding peanutbutter and sometimes chocolate to my oatmeal

Summer Lashley said...

You are so right. Instant oats are for the birds. On second thought, birds may not even eat them.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that sounds good. My mom used to make real oatmeal when I was a kid, but I haven't had it in years. I think my body would scream at me for having it now :/

Anonymous said...

if you've got a toaster oven, a few toasted slivered almonds are my favorite thing to add... Julie D.