There are a lot of people that strongly dislike oatmeal, and I completely understand. I’ve had my fair share of crappy oatmeal, when the oats haven’t cooked enough and it’s a hot bland watery tasteless mess.
Well, now you can forget all that nonsense and have a really good bowl of oatmeal.
It’s rich and creamy and the perfect thing to start out the day. It reminds me a little bit of the instant flavored oatmeal packets that we all secretly love but have to eat 2 of just to get full. This stuff is almost as easy and it’s just sweet enough to make you want it to eat it straight out of the fridge, cold, for dessert, with bananas.
Not that I did that.
It keeps well in the fridge too, so you can make a batch and have breakfast warm and ready from the microwave in just a few seconds throughout the week. And with a few extra ingredients, you could make a great flavored oatmeal, like peaches or strawberries. Maybe make the best move and throw some peanut butter and cinnamon in at the end instead of the butter. Whoa Baby.
Oats are extremely healthy, helping lower cholesterol and getting a good amount of our daily fiber needs. They are also extremely inexpensive, if you buy them in the bulk section of the grocery store – 58 cents a pound – go ahead and stock up.
This recipe makes enough to serve 2 and is easy to double with the measurements included below. I originally got the recipe off of allrecipes for butterscotch oatmeal. There was way more sugar than necessary. I suggest 3-4 T, I kind of sway towards the 4 T amount but people may like less sweet oatmeal.
One tip that I have, to cut down on dishes is to measure out the liquids in the measuring cup, one at a time, and then use the same measuring cup to beat the egg in.
Make this tomorrow for breakfast, it beats the pants off of any instant packet with the addition of fruit and/or spices.
1 c milk, I used 1%
1/4 c water
1 egg, lightly beaten
3-4 T brown sugar
1 c oatmeal
pinch of salt
1 T butter
1 t vanilla
In a 2 qt pot, mix all ingredients, minus the butter and vanilla, together over medium heat until the oatmeal becomes thick and creamy. Remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Let cool a little bit, it will thicken as it does this, and serve with whatever you feel necessary.
Some chopped fresh peaches or strawberries when you add the vanilla and butter to make peaches or strawberries and cream
2 T peanut butter and some cinnamon instead of the butter to make a peanut butter cookie flavor. Decrease brown sugar to 3 T if you do this, or it will be a little too sweet.
Want to make a double batch?
2 c milk
1/2 c water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3-1/2 c brown sugar
2 c oatmeal
pinch of salt
2 T butter
2 t vanilla