Oatmeal… just good ol' oatmeal


It is something that is coming back not just at home but also in cafes. You can make it simple, you can jazz it up. You can make it sweeter or more crunchy… and it is good for you.


  • rolled oats (1/2 cup per person, organic if possible)
  • water (1 cup water per 1/2 cup oats)
  • pinch sea salt
  • sunflower seed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and/or nuts as desired (1/4 cup)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 100% maple syrup (optional)

If you choose to use steel-cut oats, the cooking time is about 20 minutes and the proportion is 1/2 cup oats to 1 1/4 cup of water. If you are sensitive to gluten, choose gluten-free oats.


Combine oats, water and sea salt in a pot. Bring to a boil while stirring. Lower the heat to a simmer, cook for 1 minute, and turn off the stove to let the oatmeal finish on its own: stir once or twice, then just let it sit until all the water is absorbed. If you leave it on the stove it will keep cooking, so take it off when it is the consistency you prefer.

Steel-cut oats require a longer cooking time and more stirring.

Add seeds, nuts, cinnamon and syrup as desired.