Earl Grey Oatmeal (For Zwt-8)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Submitted by reader Brittan H. of Vermont, this recipe was described as a new take on an old favorite & found in 1 of my Grandparents.com newsletters. What could be more British than starting your dy w/an infusion of tea? (Cooking time was estimated & 5 min prep time allowed) *Enjoy!*


  1. In a lrg saucepan, combine milk & water until simmering. Remove from heat & add tea bags. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  2. While the teabags are steeping, toast the oats. In a skillet set over low-heat, add 1 ½ tbsp of butter. When butter stops foaming, add the oatmeal. Stir until butter & oatmeal are well-combined. When oatmeal is toasted & smells rich & nutty, remove from heat.
  3. Remove the tea bags from the saucepan. Place on med-heat & return to a boil. Add oatmeal to the saucepan. Turn down to low-heat. Sprinkle in lemon zest & sweeten with honey to taste. Allow to cook until the oatmeal is thick & creamy. Serve warm, topped w/fruit, nuts or more honey. Thin w/milk as desired.
Most Helpful

Wow - this oatmeal is really delicious! A little more trouble than I usually go to for my morning oatmeal but worth it for a special treat once in a while. The flavor of the tea really comes through and is a great match for the nutty toasted oatmeal. The lemon and honey flavors were subtle; you suggested topping with fruit so I used blueberries and it was perfect with this. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!

loof August 14, 2012

Really good oatmeal. Halved recipe. Very tasty, thanks for posting! Made for The Honeys for ZWT8

Muffin Goddess August 24, 2012

I love steel cut oats, but only have them as an occasional treat because of the time involved. This one will be my go-to recipe when I do treat myself. Loved all of the flavors in this and toasting the oats in butter really added a lot of flavor. The tea flavor was perfect. Made for ZWT8.

Outta Here August 21, 2012