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Butterscotch Oatmeal Recipe

My husband and I look forward to a hot bowl of oatmeal on cold winter mornings. This sweet version of oatmeal is so good we could eat it almost every day!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:3-4 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine


  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, brown sugar and egg. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5-7 minutes or until mixture boils. Add oats; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add butter; cover and let stand for 3-5 minutes. Yield: 3-4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 290 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

Reviews for Butterscotch Oatmeal

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danilane User ID: 2035574 39381
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"very good and easy to make"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 73537
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013 Edited Jan. 20, 2015


Why not an egg?"

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 45581
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"We really like this oatmeal. I do half the sugar and it is still plenty sweet. I also add about a quarter cup more oatmeal so it is a little bit thicker. I want to try it with apples in the fall, maybe raisins too."

shotguns1 User ID: 2365645 20118
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"super yummy...and yes the egg makes a difference. The creamy texture is very soothing and a welcome treat on cold mornings; a soothing treat; or a simple comfort food when my little 1's are under the weather. We don't use pre-packaged food in our diet, so the brown sugar was not an issue for me. There are many ways to cut down on extra sugars in 1's diet without denying one's self the yumminess of brown sugar. ;-) Just my take on it, to each their own."

Grammagirl User ID: 6495289 19396
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"This is a delicious treat and quite hearty. It stuck with me all morning. Thanks!"

laughalot User ID: 3899356 45580
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"This oatmeal is so good!! I put in almonds and chopped apples...delish!!!"

spiderwife User ID: 159984 202015
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Way too much sugar and why an egg? Just put a little brown sugar and a dab of butter on your bowl of oatmeal instead. Same butterscotch flavor. Have an egg on the side!"

Wista User ID: 6331796 43558
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This oatmeal is so tasty and easy to make. I just love it!"

cdbdga User ID: 3142440 20117
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I was dissapointed with the flavor, definatly not butterscotch. I like the original version much better."

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 16272
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Just as a note to a previous review. The term butterscotch is usually given to things that are sweetened with brown sugar.Brown sugar is the main ingredient in 'butterscotch' recipes..You are probably referring to the artificial butterscotch flavoring most people are used to."

caverette01 User ID: 1486431 46799
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"I was out of instant oatmeal and my kids wanted oatmeal.This recipe was so go and simple I had everything on hand. I will never need to buy expensive instant oatmeal again."

bodes User ID: 4076105 202014
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"Wonderful! if you like raisins or apples you can add them too. Don't know where the author got the term Butterscotch in the title cuz nothing in this recipe is like butterscotch but it is really good! Might try less brown sugar as oatmeal is very sweet."

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