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Simple Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Cream

Simple, delicious and creamy oatmeal served with brown sugar and a drizzle of cream.  Perfect for busy weekday breakfasts!
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Course: breakfast and brunch
Cuisine: Nordic, Scandinavian
Keyword: creamy oatmeal, easy oatmeal recipe, how to make oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Kristi


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup milk regular, nut or oat milk is fine
  • ¾ cup water
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar heavy cream, and flaky sea salt such as Maldon for serving


  • Heat butter over medium heat in a saucepan.  Add oats.  Cook, stirring frequently, until oats begin to smell toasty, about 2-3 minutes.  Add milk, water, salt and cinnamon and stir to combine (be careful, the liquid may splatter a bit when you pour it in).  Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn off the heat and cover the saucepan.  Let sit for 7 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and serve with a generous sprinkle of brown sugar, a drizzle of cream and a dash of flaky sea salt over the top.


adapted from Whole Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg