Overnight oats have been getting a lot of press lately, and for good reason. It’s a simple and easy way to prep your breakfast the night before and have something delicious that’s ready to go or that you can easily take with you. But good old traditional hot oatmeal with fixings should be at the top of your list for what to make for breakfast. Not only is oatmeal nutritious and delicious, it is so easy to make and takes just minutes. With just a bit of milk or butter and brown sugar or maple syrup, it’s oh so good. But take it up a notch with tasty toppers. Oatmeal is the ideal quick breakfast for the whole family. Here’s how to make perfect oatmeal using regular (old-fashioned) rolled oats, along with some easy topping ideas.
How to make oatmeal
The ratio of rolled oats to water is 1:2. So to make 2 generous servings of oats, measure 1 cup oats to 2 cups water* and add to a saucepan; add a good pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add to 2 bowls and top with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, maple syrup, honey, butter, etc. *Note: you can use dairy or plant milk in place of the water but oats are so creamy on their own that we don’t think this is necessary
Oatmeal Topping Suggestions
cooked sweet potato