Healthy Breakfast Crème Brûlée

Okay, there is no creme in this crème brûlée recipe. But here is the thing, I love oatmeal. I really do. But my biggest complaint about oatmeal–as a foodie–is that it’s quite unappealing. Very unappealing!

You might have noticed, I really get into the visuals of food here at Cooking Stoned. So making oatmeal sexy is 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

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Yield: 2 servings

Total Time
15 minutes

Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
10 minutes

Recipe Type:


Main Ingredients:

Fruit, Nuts



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.

Old-Fashioned Oats

Cooking Oatmeal

2. 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.

3. 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.

Brown Sugar

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

Breakfast Crème Brûlée

Serve warm and enjoy!

Breakfast Crème Brûlée

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