This is one of my favorite breakfasts after a long run. The key to this delicious oatmeal is to use extra thick oats that are simmered slowly in milk for about 12 – 15 minutes My favorite brand s Bob’s — it is the perfect base for this delicious, healthy breakfast. You can add any fruit to accompany this oatmeal– anything works. I also like to add currants and walnuts and sometimes Greek yogurt. 

 Serves 2

2 cups Bob’s Oatmeal

2 cups + milk

1 pat butter

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon, or more to taste

Optional add-ins: fresh strawberries, peaches, bananas, walnuts, currants

Directions: In a small saucepan, turn heat to medium and pour oatmeal into saucepan with milk. Bring to a boil and quickly reduce to low, cover with a lid and cook for about 12 minutes. You can check a few minutes in and add a bit more milk if necessary, but don’t overheat or you will have a messy stovetop if milk boils over. Remove lid, add butter, brown sugar if using, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir to incorporate and let the oatmeal sit covered for 10 minutes.  Serve in bowl with desired toppings and enjoy!

Note:  You can make oatmeal in larger batches and store in fridge, reheating in microwave. Add extra milk if necesssary when reheating as oatmeal absorbs liquid as it sits.