Basic Oatmeal

January is National Oatmeal Month! This delicious grain is incredibly nutritious and the perfect food to weave into your diet in 2021. Oatmeal can help you manage your weight, lower your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, and it’s high in fiber and protein, making it the perfect food to fuel your morning.

This basic oatmeal recipe from Cooking Light is fantastic because it’s simple and customizable. Don’t be afraid to spice it up by adding your favorite nutritious mix-ins such as fresh fruit, sliced nuts, or a dollop of peanut butter.


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup milk

1 cup water

⅛ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp honey


  1. Combine oats, milk, water, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low

  2. Simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  3. Divide equally between two bowls. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Add additional desired toppings and serve.


For dairy-free oatmeal, substitute your favorite nut milk.