Hot Oatmeal


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New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

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A healthy alternative when you’re looking for a comforting hot breakfast treat.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 120 g ( oz) baby oat flakes or quick oats
  • 550–600 ml (19–21 fl oz) milk or water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons light brown sugar, honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or natural vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter or peanut butter



Combine all the ingredients, except the butter or peanut butter, in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring. After about 5 minutes, when it is good and thick, turn off the heat, add the butter or peanut butter and let it sit for about 1 minute so that the porridge can set and come away from the base of the pan.


Serve hot with fresh fruit, granola, the warm milk of your choice (cow's, soy, almond, etc.), seeds and the sweetener of your choice (light brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc.).

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