Healthy Breakfast Crème Brûlée

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written February 1, 2013

I love oatmeal. I really do. But my biggest complaint about oatmeal is that it’s quite visually unappealing. So making oatmeal sexy was one of my goals. It’s so tasty and healthy, and I think more people would enjoy it if it didn’t look like a big, grayish-brown blob. Did I succeed?



1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 cups water
1 cup unsweetened berries
¼ cup nuts, chopped
½ cup dried berries
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup

Total Time:

15 minutes

5 minutes
10 minutes
2 servings 
Recipe Type:
  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and add in 1 cup old-fashioned oats and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce to a low simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit covered for two minutes. 


  3. Divide 1 cup berries (I used frozen as fresh are not in season yet here), 1/4 cup nuts, and 1/4 cup dried berries along with the oatmeal between two ramekins. 

  4. Top with the 2 tablespoons brown sugar. If you want to add in 1/4 cup maple syrup, do it before adding the brown sugar. 

  5. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and in the broiler on high for about 5 minutes, making sure it doesn't burn. 

  6. Serve warm and enjoy! 


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Jerry James Stone

Food pornographer, full-time vegetarian, pointy beard enthusiast, and I say 'hella' too much. Founder and creator of Cooking Stoned.

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