We tend to eat very, very healthy breakfasts during the week.  Both because, well, healthy stuff is good for you and in my case, because I wake up ungodly early and have little time to do much of anything before running out the door.  As a result, by the time the weekend rolls around I’m dying for something a little more exciting in the breakfast department.  I decided at the spur of the moment to make this on a Sunday morning and I happened to have everything on hand.  Basically all I did was make a regular (healthy) batch of oatmeal and then top the servings with all this delicious (unhealthy) candy, and browned it with my kitchen torch.  We all looooved it.  It’s a fun and easy breakfast treat for special mornings.  I used quick-cooking oats because I had more of those but you could certainly use old-fashioned and prepare to your liking.  Just be sure to avoid making the oatmeal itself overly sweet because believe me, the topping will make up for it.

Also, coincidentally yesterday was National S’mores Day.  So, I may be a day late but I think this is a great way to celebrate!

  • Yield 4 servings


For the oatmeal:
1 cup water
1½ cups milk
2 cups quick-cooking oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar
Drizzle of honey
Pinch of salt
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon

For topping:
½ cup mini marshmallows
1-2 graham crackers, cut or crumbled into medium pieces
2 oz. milk chocolate, divided into segments or coarsely chopped


  • 01

    To make the oatmeal, combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Stir in the oats and cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.  (If desired, cook 1 minute longer to help evaporate excess liquid depending on how thick you like your oatmeal.)

  • 02

    Divide the oatmeal between individual heatproof serving dishes.  Evenly cover the tops of the oatmeal with mini marshmallows.  Garnish with graham cracker pieces and milk chocolate segments.  Use a kitchen torch to brown the marshmallows and slightly melt the chocolate.  (You can also do this under the broiler with a very watchful eye, though I do not recommend it.  Every time I attempt this, I ruin what I was making.)  Serve immediately.