My perfect oatmeal

This is the oatmeal recipe I wear tattooed on my, um, heart. I’m thinking it’s time to share the love.

perfect oatmealToday is National Sandwich Day. I like sandwiches a whole lot, especially this one and now the looks of this one. But I am just not feeling the sandwich thing today. I had tuna salad for lunch, and I didn’t even put it on bread. Sorry, Earl-of. Nothing personal.

In fact, what I’m craving today is a real anti-sandwich. It’s totally rebellious on Sandwich Day. Did you know that oatmeal could be rebellious? I’ll tell you one thing—it looks at least as good on a Harley as some of the other dudes I’ve seen riding by on the weekends.

Oatmeal is one of those foods, like guacamole, for which everyone who cares enough to go the homemade route has his or her own special recipe. This is mine—my perfect oatmeal. One way or another, it’ll be revving engines on weekend mornings. I hope you’ll give it a shot at yours.

  • Henry

    Agreed! I LOVE oatmeal, and this mimics my slant as well; but when I have the time, it’s McCain’s steel cut oats for me….ReplyCancel

  • Daphne

    I was just thinking about giving oatmeal another try this morning – and you have clinched it – oatmeal with chocolate chips – I think even the kindgergarten crowd might be pleased with that!ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    Agree with Daphne! Holliday asked for oatmeal the other day, and I totally flopped, using only milk, golden raisins and brown sugar. Trying this one tomorrow! Question to you – do you think the brand of oats matters? I have the store brand right now at home.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Anne, I think you could use whatever old-fashioned rolled oats you have. I buy from the bulk bins at Whole Foods usually. xxReplyCancel

  • allie

    This was a wonderful recipe! I added dried cherries and chocolate chips and it was wonderful. Since I had some heavy cream lying around, I used half cream-half milk. I will definitely use this recipe whenever I have an oatmeal craving!!ReplyCancel

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  • It’s 5:30 am, I couldn’t sleep. I found this recipe and I made it. I’m eating it now. It’s phenomenal. My sincerest tHaNkS!ReplyCancel

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