Oatmeal Brulee

Oatmeal Brulee flavored with vanilla bean and topped with a brown sugar caramelized crust for a delicious brunch entree. Top with a splash of cream, fruits, nuts or shredded coconut for additional flavor!

oatmeal brulee in a white bowl

Oatmeal Brulee Will Wow Your Tastebuds

We snuck in the creme brûlée taste into oatmeal making this an extra special breakfast or brunch entree!

The thin layer of brown sugar caramelized adds a decadent flavor and you don’t need a fancy kitchen torch!

Just put your cooked oatmeal under a broiler for a couple of minutes and holy yum your taste buds will explode!

You’ll never look at a bowl of oatmeal quite the same after you taste it fancied up!

When it comes to oatmeal I’m a purist. I cook it only with water and a pinch of salt, which I still managed in this recipe.

This time I split open a vanilla bean, scraped the seeds into the oatmeal and tossed in the pod while it cooked.

Do you see those little dark specks in the oatmeal? It’s vanilla!

Oatmeal brulee with raspberries

What Type Of Oats Should I Use?

You can use any kind of oats for this recipe; Irish, rolled, quick oats, but the method and time to cook them with be slightly different.

Follow the directions on the package if you don’t use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free oats like I did for this recipe.

Oh, and this isn’t a sponsored post if you’re wondering, but I do use this brand and have it stocked in my pantry.

This Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Bananas dish is the first gluten-free recipe that I made. T

hese oats are a great product to experiment with if you are interested trying your own hand with gluten-free dishes.

Oatmeal brulee with fresh raspberries

Oatmeal recipe with a variety of toppings

I added raspberries and broiled them along with the sugar topping, You can combine a variety of fruits like strawberries, sliced bananas or blueberries and broil them in the same manner or serve the fruit on the side to be added to each bowl.

Get creative with additional toppings! How about adding;

What sounds good to you?

Oatmeal brulee in a white bowl with teal plate liner
oatmeal brulee
Oatmeal Brûlée topped with a caramelized brown sugar crust in a white bowl

Oatmeal Brulee

Creamy oatmeal topped with a sugar crust just like the brulee dessert. Enjoy with cream and fresh fruit.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brulee, brunch, oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats I used Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries


  • In a small saucepan bring water and salt to a boil. Spit vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the water with the oats. Add the whole pod for more flavor (optional). Add the oats, reduce heat, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Cover and and remove from heat and let sit until it reaches the consistency you prefer. Remove vanilla pod.
  • Divide the oatmeal among four broiler-proof bowls. Top with 3-4 raspberries, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over each, and place under broiler. Broil until sugar caramelizes and forms a crust, about 3 to 4 minutes. Watch carefully so sugar doesn’t burn. Serve immediately with cream and additional fruit or topping of your choice if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g


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  1. What a fabulous idea my friend. I eat oatmeal almost every day just love it and it is gluten free and egg free so happy about that! Now I must get a torch!!! Every women needs a good weapon in her kitchen! LOL Sharing!

  2. Hi Sandra! This breakfast looks so enticing and tasty. I love the way you’ve set the table. It’s so pretty for summer. The fresh berries and Bob’s oats are calling to me. Creme Brulee for breakfast. Oh yes Please!

  3. What a great idea to brulee oatmeal, this sounds wonderful especially with the vanilla bean and fresh berries!