If you know you know. And if you don’t know you’re about to find out. Packets of instant oatmeal BEWARE. You’re about to get replaced with this classic stovetop oatmeal recipe. One that should never have gone out of style.
Sure, there’s overnight oats, instant pot oats, packets of oats, microwave oats… but oatmeal made the old fashioned way cannot be beat. I grew up on this simple recipe and it’s one I make monthly in our home. It’s filling and full of ooey gooey goodness that sticks to your bones. And now I sound like I’m 100. But hey… it is what it is.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat 4.4g 7%
- Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
- Cholesterol 9mg 3%
- Sodium 39mg 2%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 265mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate 25.7g 9%
- Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
- Sugars 10.8g
- Protein 6.8g 14%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
When I make stovetop oatmeal I always make enough for the week (double this recipe), and use my large pot which is one of my 9 Cookware Basics. Using a larger pot ensures no spillage, even if your milk boils (which means it doubles) before you catch it. I’m all about minimal cleanup and kick myself every time I use a smaller pot. So don’t do it. Save your future self.
Oh, and just to reiterate… its important to peal your fresh fruit IF you plan on cooking it with the oats. I always peal my apples and pears for stovetop oatmeal!
5 years strong and not a dull moment between the two of us. By far my favorite peeler. There's really not much else I can say other than get you one!
It isn’t necessary to add fruit directly to your oats as they cook. Personally, I enjoy the soft consistency of a cooked apple when paired with chopped pecans and a drizzle of sticky honey. However, I’ve opted for plain oatmeal several times, leaving a completely blank canvas to play around with. Kinda like granola! Using stovetop oatmeal as a base to create a different bowl every morning.
One morning I might grab sliced banana and shredded coconut with a dab of honey. The next, I’ll feel like dried cranberries, fresh apple, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. And the next I might grab fresh blueberries, brown sugar and sliced almonds. You can also mix protein powder, chai seed, and any other number of protein packed tidbits for an extra boost!
Stovetop to Tabletop
Bonus. A pot of stovetop oatmeal is one of my favorite overnight guest breakfast go tos. Simply set out an arrangements of topping options, plop the pot on your table, and let folks serve up their own creations! I do keep Siggi’s yogurt and Bear Naked Granola on had for the anti oatmealers….whom I will never understand, but still love dearly.
YUP. I'm sharing with you a pack of 3. Because 1 won't cut it. You will eat that 1 and then be mad you don't have 2 more. Promise I'm looking out for you 🙂
Hosting is one of my favorites, but it didn’t use to be. I was easily overwhelmed with “all the things” and felt like my home and my food were never enough. Until I realized, my time alone was enough… and the rest was honestly a garnish 🙂
Letting go of the need to blow people’s minds unlocked my actual love of hosting! Where focusing on people, placing simple ingredients in pretty dishes, and actually enjoying the moment has now become second nature. Working on a few fun How To posts to help you “get there” too. It really is the best place to be. Having fun in your own home with your people!
What are some of your favorite oatmeal topping combos? Share down below! And while you’re at it, Save to Pinterest or Share on Facebook. Because sharing is caring, and I’ll need all the support I can get to keep on growing this dream of mine. A dream that helps me help frustrated home cooks find joy in their kitchens.
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If you make this recipe, I’d love you to come back and leave a review. Or if you have any oatmeal secrets or tips, please share in the comments. After all, we only know what others are willing to share.
While you’re at it, Save to Pinterest or Share on Facebook. Because sharing is caring, and I’ll need all the support I can get to keep on growing this dream of mine. A place where practical is better than perfect and simple, delicious food is a lifestyle. A place where together, we can begin filling homes and tables with joy!
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