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Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal Made with Milk

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Creamy, delicious oatmeal made with milk, topped with sparkling sugar and browned in the oven. Enjoy with berries and whipped cream! The perfect quick and nutritious breakfast!

Two bottles of milk with blue straws, two bowls of oatmeal with berries and whipped cream, spoons on a kitchen towel

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We are BIG milk drinkers in my family. We usually drink it with every meal and I use it almost daily when I cook and bake for my family.

There is nothing like the smooth, creamy taste of milk to complement a hearty dinner or decadent dessert.

I love that milk provides so much nutrition and is a good source of protein for my kids.

With all of the beverage choices that are out there now, it’s important to know what you’re choosing for you and your family to get the most bang for your buck.

Close up photo of a bottle of milk in front of a bowl of Oatmeal

Why I Love Milk

I also love that milk contains no added sugar. There is sugar in milk, but that sugar is naturally-occurring lactose.

Many non-dairy milk alternatives, like almond milk, have added sugar to the surprise of many consumers.

Make sure you are reading the labels of the products you plan to purchase. If the ingredients list contains the words cane sugar or cane juice, that is a good indication that sugar has been added.

Milk does not have either of those. I’d call that a win.

A little boy drinking milk from a bottle with a straw

Let’s not forget about taste! Milk just tastes good. It is great not only to drink, but to cook with as well. Which brings me to the next part of this post.

How to take that delicious, creamy milk and turn it into a Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal breakfast that will be loved, and devoured, by the whole family!

This oatmeal recipe is one of our favorite things to eat. Not only for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner too.

It is amazing because adding milk to the oats instead of water or a non-dairy milk alternative, adds so much creaminess, flavor and nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Quick Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Sparkling Sugar
  • Berries and Whipped Cream for topping, if desired
Two bowls of Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal made with Milk with whipped cream and berries

How to Make Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal

Step 1

Add the oats, sugar, vanilla and milk to a medium size sauce pan. Stir to combine the ingredients.

Place the saucepan on your stove over medium-high heat. Stir the ingredients constantly until it thickens up to your desired consistency.

Oats being poured into a pan for oatmeal.

Step 2

Once your creamy oatmeal is thick enough, pour it into oven-safe bowls. Top the oatmeal with one teaspoon of sugar or sparkling sugar.

Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal made with Milk

Step 3

Turn your oven on broil and place the bowls on the top oven rack, just below the heating element. Close the oven and let it bake for one to two minutes until the top is crisp and starting to brown.

A bowl of oatmeal with sparkling sugar on top

Step 4

Add your favorite toppings, like chopped nuts, fresh berries, and/or whipped cream. Don’t forget to add a splash of milk!

A spoonful of oatmeal with berries and whipped cream.
Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal made with Milk

Creamy Half Baked Oatmeal Made with Milk

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Creamy, delicious oatmeal made with milk, topped with sparkling sugar and browned in the oven. Enjoy with berries and whipped cream! The perfect quick and nutritious breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup Quick Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Sparkling Sugar, can substitute regular sugar
  • Berries, for topping
  • Whipped Cream, for topping

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, quick oats, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until the oatmeal is to your desired thickness.
  3. Pour the oatmeal into two oven safe bowls.
  4. Place under the broiler of your oven for 1-2 minutes until the top begins to brown.
  5. Top the oatmeal with berries, whipped cream and a splash of milk!

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ETHER

Saturday 5th of October 2019

I'm looking everywhere delicious recipes I'm lucky to find yours

Amy Desrosiers

Friday 10th of November 2017

This oatmeal looks really good! I love different breakfast options that include milk! #client

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