I was absolutely famished and looking for a healthy and quick oatmeal recipe. All the recipes I found called for regular rolled oats, which I didn't have. So I researched whether or not rolled oats could be replaced with quick oats, and of course is was highly suggested that you not do that. What's a girl to do? Well, I did it anyway. And you know what? It turned out deliciously.
The recipe I used was from All Recipes because it had 4.5 stars. In fact, the reviews are what won me over. They used such verbiage as creamiest, my favorite, excellent, and sweet. Many of them adapted the recipe in various ways with good results, so if you like, go ahead and cut back on the sugar or replace with a natural sweetener. My cupboard was pretty bare, so I went ahead and used the brown sugar for flavor.
The key to this recipe is to not panic after you add the quick oats. Just keep stirring, and it will get really creamy. Let's cook some oatmeal!
Original recipe makes 3 servings, but you can adapt using the tool at All Recipes.
Skinny Butterscotch Oatmeal
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 3/4 cups skim milk
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the egg, milk and brown sugar. Bring almost to a boil.
- Mix in the oats. When the oatmeal begins to boil, cook and stir until thick.
- Remove from the heat, and stir in butter until melted.
- Serve immediately.