Vanilla Custard Oatmeal

The simple addition of a tempered egg and a pat of butter to ordinary will transform your ordinary bowl of oatmeal.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 date, chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, milk, oats, and salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency.
  3. Meanwhile, beat an egg and temper it by adding a bit of the hot oatmeal into the bowl with the egg and mix well. Add a bit more hot oatmeal to the egg and then pour the egg mixture into the pot with the oatmeal.
  4. Once oatmeal has reached desired consistency after at least 10 minutes, remove from heat, add vanilla, and let stand 2 minutes before serving.
  5. I like to top mine with a chopped date, flax meal and a drizzle of cold milk.