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!*

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

5 5

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!

5 5

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

5 5

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.