sunday morning oatmeal

I know what you're thinking.  

"Oatmeal...on Sunday morning?  Nope, oatmeal is for Monday, when I feel bad about all the food I ate during the weekend.  Sunday is for pancakes."  

I would've agreed with you, before I tried my oatmeal this way.  But this oatmeal is worthy of a Sunday morning.  This oatmeal is like toasty cobbler topping, without all the guilt.  It takes a little more effort than microwaving the oats and water in a bowl, but it's still incredibly easy and you even get a 10 minute break to savor your coffee and finish up your makeup.  

The Best Oatmeal Ever (serves one)

What You'll Need:

1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup whole oats (not the instant kind)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon

optional (these are just the toppings I like, but use whatever you want!)
1/2 sliced banana
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp granola
splash of milk


1.  In a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.  
2.  Toss in the oats, and toast them until they're nice and fragrant, about 3 minutes.  Stir them every minute or so.  
3.  Dump the oats into your bowl, and then remove the pan from heat to cool it a bit.  Cool it enough so that when you drop in a bit of your milk, it doesn't immediately burn off.  
4.  Set the pan back on the burner and pour in your milk, water, sea salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Bring this to a low simmer.  
5.  Pour the oats back in and stir.  Put a lid on the pan and remove it from the heat.  Let the oatmeal steam for 10 minutes, or until the liquid is almost completely absorbed.  
6.  Go finish your makeup, or since it's Sunday just sit and read the paper for a bit.  
7.  Dump the oats into your serving bowl and arrange your toppings.  Enjoy!  

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