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How to Make Oatmeal

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5 from 27 votes
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves 4
This is my go-to healthy oatmeal recipe. It's creamy, nourishing, and delicious with all sorts of seasonal toppings! Find a few of my favorite combinations below.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinches of cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or cardamom, optional

Variation 1: Apple & Tart Cherry

  • Thinly sliced apple
  • Frozen, and thawed tart cherries
  • Chopped almonds

Variation 2: Blueberries & Coconut

  • Frozen, and thawed blueberries
  • Orange zest
  • Scoop of Greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut flakes


  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the oats and salt and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom, if desired. Remove from heat and let stand for two minutes. Serve hot with desired toppings and honey or maple syrup, if desired.