Toasted Brown Butter Oatmeal with Apples

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • Warm milk for topping
  • Warm maple syrup for drizzling


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until it foams and turns light brown. Add oats and stir for 5 minutes until lightly toasted.
  2. Add water and milk and stir. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until oatmeal is soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meantime, saute apples in remaining butter over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon oatmeal into warmed bowls. Pour a little warm milk over each serving, top with a spoonful of apples, drizzle with warm maple syrup and serve at once.