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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

1 Serving

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INGREDIENTS per one serving

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled, steel-cut, or instant oats

  • 1 cup water

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1 cup milk, almond, coconut, soy milk (optional)

  • Honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup. 

  • Cinnamon

  • Pecans or walnuts

  • Dried cranberries

Tools & Equipment List

Measuring Cups, Kettle, Stove


  • Bring a kettle of water to a boil.

  • Using a dry measuring cup, measure and pour ½ cup of oats into a cereal bowl.

  • Add a pinch of salt to the dry oats.

  • Once the water reaches a boil, pour the boiling water over the oats. For softer oats, use about 1¼ cups of water. For thicker oatmeal us ¾-1 cup of water.

  • Stir the oats continuously as you drizzle in the water.

  • Let them sit for several minutes, the oats will puff up and thicken as they cook.

  • When oats are soft add your fillings and toppings of choice, top with your desired milk.

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