S’mores Oatmeal

We tend to eat very, very healthy breakfasts during the week.  Both because, well, healthy stuff is good for you and in my case, because I wake up ungodly early and have little time to do much of anything before running out the door.  As a result, by the time the weekend rolls around I’m dying for something a little more exciting in the breakfast department.  I decided at the spur of the moment to make this on a Sunday morning and I happened to have everything on hand.  Basically all I did was make a regular (healthy) batch of oatmeal and then top the servings with all this delicious (unhealthy) candy, and browned it with my kitchen torch.  We all looooved it.  It’s a fun and easy breakfast treat for special mornings.  I used quick-cooking oats because I had more of those but you could certainly use old-fashioned and prepare to your liking.  Just be sure to avoid making the oatmeal itself overly sweet because believe me, the topping will make up for it.

Also, coincidentally yesterday was National S’mores Day.  So, I may be a day late but I think this is a great way to celebrate!

S’mores Oatmeal
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Yield: 4 servings
For the oatmeal:
1 cup water
1½ cups milk
2 cups quick-cooking oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar
Drizzle of honey
Pinch of salt
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon

For topping:
½ cup mini marshmallows
1-2 graham crackers, cut or crumbled into medium pieces
2 oz. milk chocolate, divided into segments or coarsely chopped

To make the oatmeal, combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Stir in the oats and cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.  (If desired, cook 1 minute longer to help evaporate excess liquid depending on how thick you like your oatmeal.)

Divide the oatmeal between individual heatproof serving dishes.  Evenly cover the tops of the oatmeal with mini marshmallows.  Garnish with graham cracker pieces and milk chocolate segments.  Use a kitchen torch to brown the marshmallows and slightly melt the chocolate.  (You can also do this under the broiler with a very watchful eye, though I do not recommend it.  Every time I attempt this, I ruin what I was making.)  Serve immediately.

Source: Annie original (inspired by all the s’mores treats around the interwebs)

24 Responses

  1. I am currently enjoying a bowl of banana-blueberry oatmeal, which is quite tasty but nothing compared to that amazing s’mores oatmeal! What a great morning treat :).

  2. Aren’t you clever?! My kids loathe oatmeal, but I daresay this just might break the oatmeal barrier in my house. Genius.


  4. This looks delicious! Clearly a good reason to invest in a blow-torch, though who really needs a reason?

  5. What a FAB idea!!

    My kids (okay, and me) are all about incorporating candy in their breakfast.

    Plus, the oatmeal underneath eliminates any guilt. Right?

  6. I love jazzing up my oatmeal too – but never thought of making smores with it! Choc chips and/or fruit compote and syrup are my favs. If you ever have any brownies going a bit dry they taste fab crumbled up and stirred in at the end too!! I know I’m terrible, but the odd treat…

  7. Oh gosh! We must try this! We’re daily oatmeal eaters but nothing as deliciously amazing looking as this makes it into the bowl…! We fear this could become a very delicious habit…

  8. Oh goodness, this looks like dessert for breakfast–which is the bomb.

  9. Sweet! (Literally!) This sounds like something to keep in mind for when my grandson visits- he’ll love it!

  10. Your photo is AMAZING. What a creative idea, and a perfect way to make oatmeal a bit more exciting!

  11. Ummm, this looks AMAZING.

  12. That is an awesome idea!!!

  13. This is an awesome idea!!! Great photo too btw.

  14. Yes, this is how I’d like my oatmeal….every time!

  15. Now this is my kind of oatmeal… I bet Andrew loved it, and what a fun way to celebrate National Smores Day! Come to think of it, I read about that day in a magazine and meant to make something, too!

  16. Well there goes my healthy oatmeal addiction, thanks…LOL These look super good! I might have to make some for my little man on the weekend..:)

  17. W-O-W. That is one incredible combination of oatmeal + s’mores! The best of both worlds.

    It’s really too bad I don’t have a blowtorch…it looks like the broiler may, unfortunately, be my only option. Hopefully I don’t end up with S’mores Oatmeal Flambée. 🙂

  18. Oh my! I can’t believe something this easy can look this good!1

  19. This is awesome!!

  20. Seems like National S’mores Day should be in October or sometime, but okay – I’m in for some celebrating!

  21. oh my! that might be a good dessert 🙂

  22. Truly inspired! Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts, so I must try this!

  23. Oooh this looks like a naughty breakfast treat! Can I be a kid in your house?

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