5-Minute Oatmeal Breakfast Custard – The Recipe ReDux

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Just 5-minutes to sweet, creamy, fill-you-up oatmeal custard. ~ 

{Disclosure: As a co-owner of The Recipe ReDux, I was compensated to manage this contest. I am not eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. Thoughts and opinions are my own.}

I’m not saying this recipe will solve all your problems. But here’s a list of a few rather giant ones that this 5-Minute Oatmeal Breakfast Custard will solve:

  • I need a lightning-fast, heat-and-eat breakfast. Solved: Yup – 5 minutes to creamy, warm, custardy oatmeal. The trick is mixing just 5 ingredients in the pot the night before. As in other ‘overnight oats’ recipes, the oats plump overnight by absorbing milk.
  • I get bored with the same breakfast every single day. Solved: Search “overnight oats” on Pinterest and inspiration like Cranberry Almond, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Mint and a zillion other flavor combos will appear. All those flavors work in this custard; the trick: Stir in an egg or two at the end to make everything custardy! My 9-year old like whipping up a batch with added cocoa powder and vanilla…when we have 3 extra minutes in the morning.
  • I need more protein for breakfast – and so do my kids. Solved: One serving of ½ cup oats already has 5 grams of protein + 8 grams in 1 cup low-fat milk + almost a whole egg = About 17 grams of protein per bowl (1 whole egg has 6 grams of protein, but this recipe doesn’t quite use a whole egg.)
  • My kids/husband never eat anything healthy for breakfast. Solved: A bowl of this sweet custard is packed with nutrition: Vitamin D, calcium, fiber, and potassium. And these are actually nutrients for which American adults and kids fall short.

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And even:

  • “No one ever asks for my recipes….”  I was recently a speaker on this webinar for health professionals: Oats + Dairy: A Powerful Combination Any Time of Day. The webinar was sponsored by The National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center For Excellence who also sponsored this Recipe ReDux recipe contest. On the webinar, I shared practical and delicious ways to eat Oats + Dairy throughout the day (not unlike the ReDux recipes below!) And I showed photos of several recipes During the webinar, I also VERBALLY gave the so-simple-I’ve-never-written-it-down Oatmeal Custard recipe below. Well, the requests for the written recipe flooded in! I’m telling you, make this recipe just once– or post a photo of your “#perfect #problem-solving #breakfast” on Facebook – and the requests for your recipe will follow….for sure!
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    And, if you’re an RD, you can still view the recording for CPE credit for FREE or check out these brochures on Oats + Dairy: A Powerful Combination

    5-Minute Oatmeal Breakfast Custard

    Makes 4 servings

    Serving Size: A BIG bowl of oatmeal


    • 4 cups low-fat milk
    • 2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned)
    • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (preferably freshly grated)
    • 3 eggs, beaten


    1. The night before, in a saucepan, combine milk, oats, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Cover pot and refrigerate overnight.
    2. In the morning, remove pot from refrigerator and stir. Replace cover and heat on medium-low or medium heat for about 4 minutes; stirring occasionally to prevent from sticking to the bottom. (Stirring isn't essential if you have to leave the stove to do your hair.)
    3. Add eggs and stir constantly with fork until eggs are no longer shiny and are cooked, about 1 minute.


    This recipe can easily be adjusted down to 2 servings or up to 5 or 6 or more. Just follow this simple formula: For each serving, use 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup oats and 1 LESS egg than the number of servings (ie, 1 egg for 2 servings, 4 eggs for 5 servings) Add sugar, vanilla and nutmeg to taste.


    Do you like your overnight oats made with milk or yogurt? Do you eat them hot or cold?
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      • says

        Yes, creamy flavor from the milk…and rich, custard flavor from the egg + nutmeg. I tell you, try a taste test of oatmeal made with water and then make with milk and eggs: You’ll wonder why on earth you haven’t eaten it that way all your life. And you’ll never go back to plain water
        PS. Sorry for the late response, somehow YOUR comment was just discovered in spam!

    1. says

      I still haven’t tried eggs in my overnight oats yet but I want too, this looks delicious! I like my overnight oats with milk or yogurt or sometimes both! I like them cold in the summer and hot in the winter because the temperature outside totally affects my appetite. Love this!

      • says

        So versatile, right Kelli?! One flavor for each of my kids too: 9 y o like chocolate w/ yogurt, toddler: just plain thanks…other 2 kids it depends on the day!

      • says

        It is a sweet treat, Lisa. But not TOO sweet…and protein-packed so you’re not hungry 1 hour later like I am when I choose the donut + coffee route (Yes, this dietitian adores a donut once in a while!)


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