Healthy Toasted Oatmeal



Serving size

about 1 cup
15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Healthy Toasted Oatmeal


1/2 1/2 cup Oatmeal (quick oats)
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/16 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. packed Light brown sugar
1 tsp.. Unsalted butter


Place a medium sized stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the oatmeal and cook the about 5 minutes, stirring very frequently.

The little bits of oatmeal can burn if you're not careful, so it's important to stir frequently.

Reduce the heat to medium if it looks like it's cooking too fast. When it smells a little like cooked popcorn it is ready. The oatmeal will be a golden brown about the color of toast.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the water.

The water will boil up, and as it settles down to a simmer, put the pan over low-medium heat.

Add the milk, salt and sugar.

Cook for about five more minutes and swirl the pan frequently.

The oatmeal is done when nearly all of the liquid has cooked away. At that point add the teaspoon of butter and stir until it melts. Serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This oatmeal recipe was submitted by a reader of this website, who wrote the other day with this recipe, saying that his sister picked it up while living in Chicago. This is really fantastic. It takes all of 15 minutes to make. Come on, you’ve got ten minutes. You’ll stand in line that long at whatever fast food place you might go to.

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