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Stovetop oatmeal. A simple and inexpensive breakfast.

Stovetop oatmeal

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • desired toppings: real maple syrup honey, coconut, apples, cinnamon, peanut butter, etc.


  • In a saucepan, combine oats, water, and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a boil, turn down heat to simmer and let gently cook about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until oatmeal has thickened and reached the desired texture. Cook time may vary depending on the thickness of your oats.
  • Add sweetener, coconut oil or butter, and other desired toppings.
  • Serve warm.


For creamier oatmeal, you could substitute half of the water for milk.