Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterscotch Oatmeal

I know those little packets of instant oatmeal are quick and easy; but really, this homemade oatmeal doesn't take much more time to make. And you're cooking 3 servings all at once. No artificial flavors - you control exactly what is going into the pot. There is comfort in that. The brown sugar and butter gives it a lovely butterscotch flavor, and the egg adds richness and protein. My kids love this oatmeal when I make it for breakfast. It is wonderful with some fresh berries mixed right in. If you think it might be too sweet for you, just cut the sugar back to 1/3 cup. (I've done that, and it's still good, though the butterscotch flavor isn't as prevalent.) I found this recipe years ago on, and haven't changed it at all. I think it's perfect as is.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1-3/4 c. low-fat milk (I use 1%.)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • pinch of salt
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg, milk, and brown sugar over medium heat. Then mix in the oats.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cook until the oatmeal has thickened (5 to 7 minutes), stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in the salt and butter until the butter has melted.

Serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings.


  1. This sounds delicious, guess what I am having for breakfast tomorrow :) Diane

  2. I know my family will love this. I am new to your blog and have taken some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I;m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. I love oatmeal for breakfast, this one sounds yummy.


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