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My Perfect Oatmeal

Preparation 00:02 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:12
Serves 4     adjust servings

These days I use non-dairy milk (usually oat milk, to be all meta), but otherwise things remain deliciously unchanged.


  • 2 cups whole milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh or dried fruit, chocolate chips or nuts, optional, for serving


Combine all ingredients in a 3- to 4-quart heavy pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal is creamy and a little thinner than you like it (about ten minutes, give or take). Cool for a few minutes and serve topped with fresh or dried fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts.


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