Teresa Sabga
Active Time
2 Mins
Total Time
7 Mins
Serves 2 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Learning how to make oatmeal that you'll actually crave every morning is a game-changer. The trick is to perfect the ultimate base oatmeal recipe, then switch up your toppings depending on the seasons and your mood. While there's a plethora of oats, groats, and grains that can go into your morning bowl, we're using old-fashioned rolled oats for our go-to oatmeal recipe.

Simple ingredients, easy directions, and plenty of fiber and protein make the beloved healthy breakfast staple more delicious than ever. Best of all, it's totally customizable: Add your favorite nutritious mix-ins, such as fresh fruit, granola, or a dollop of nut butter or jam. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine oats, milk, water, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

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Step 2

Simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

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Step 3

Divide equally between two bowls. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Add additional desired toppings and serve.

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Chef's Notes

For dairy-free oatmeal, substitute your favorite nut milk.