Serious Oatmeal


prep 0:10       total 0:20


6 servings



1-1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. butter
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup water


Bring the 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt, sugar and butter. Stir in oats. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add first 1/2 cup evaporated milk and cook, stirring, 2 additional minutes. Add vanilla, remaining evaporated milk and water, a little at a time to prevent lumping. Cook 8 minutes. Serve immediately.

Author's Comments

This is not the individual "rip, dump and microwave" variety of hot cereal. You will need 20 minutes to prepare this creamy, delicious bowl of oats.

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