Beer Oatmeal

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First ice cream for breakfast and now this?! πŸ™‚


Beer oatmeal: Only on the weekend!


I was staring into my fridge and saw this delicious bottle of brew:


The Black Toad Dark Ale (an English Brown Ale) from Black Toad Brewing

contains hints of chocolate and coffee. 


And it happens to taste delicious in oats.


In the mix on the stovetop:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dark beer
  • 1/4 rice milk
  • 1 ripe banana


Plus some almonds on top.  The HusbandÒ€ℒs verdict, Ò€œYummmm.  ItÒ€ℒs different.  Wait, you said there was BEER in this?Ò€


Hey, if this doesnÒ€ℒt get my weekend off on the right foot, IÒ€ℒm not sure what will.



  • Courtney February 26, 2011, 10:01 am

    Whoa! That actually sounds yummy πŸ™‚

  • Fit Chick Britt February 26, 2011, 10:09 am

    That’s awesome. I bet that’s how I could get my Hubby to eat oats!

  • Lauren @ Clean Eats in the Dirty South February 26, 2011, 10:10 am

    yousa genius.

  • jen @ taste life February 26, 2011, 10:10 am

    Well, I’ve heard of beer in bread, so why not oatmeal?

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe February 26, 2011, 10:12 am

    Beer oatmeal, you are so crazy! It probably is good though.

  • Freya February 26, 2011, 10:13 am

    Beer in oatmeal..oh you are super!

  • Caitlin @ TPL February 26, 2011, 10:15 am

    LOL!!! Things that show “you know you’ll have a great weekend when…” you’re a star and do have a great weekend!

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 26, 2011, 10:15 am

    I like it! Way to be creative!

  • Stacie February 26, 2011, 10:16 am

    Beer oatmeal? Interesting. Now when you get a recipe for margarita oatmeal then let me know!

    • Caitlin February 26, 2011, 12:11 pm

      Hmm I will work on this!

  • Runeatrepeat February 26, 2011, 10:17 am

    This has to be entered into an oatmeal contest of some kind! Super creative πŸ™‚

  • Amy February 26, 2011, 10:19 am

    I LOVE IT!!!! Such a great Saturday idea!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 26, 2011, 10:22 am

    No. Way. It really tasted good? I have a bottle of banana bread beer in my fridge… that just sounds like it belongs in oatmeal…

    Upon reading this and now that I’ve figured out the ice cream maker, I’m thinking beer oatmeal ice cream?! πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin February 26, 2011, 12:12 pm

      Beer ice cream sounds awesome to me.

  • Camille February 26, 2011, 10:25 am

    No way! I’m not a huge beer fan, but I admire your breakfast ballsiness!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 26, 2011, 10:29 am

    You go girl! Party weekend with beer in your oats! Enjoy your day Caitlin!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In February 26, 2011, 10:36 am

    OH MY GOSH my best friend and I joked about making “boatmeal” (beer oatmeal) one day ALL through college. Never got around to it!!

    • Caitlin February 26, 2011, 12:12 pm

      Muah hahaha boatmeal.

  • Gracie (complicated day) February 26, 2011, 10:42 am

    I’m sorry I just can’t get on board with this one. Why would you ruin a perfectly good beer with some nasty oatmeal? Lol.

  • Theodora February 26, 2011, 11:05 am

    Talk about epic! That looks kind of amazing.

  • Baking 'n' Books February 26, 2011, 11:08 am

    That is hilarious!

    Should be a good day for you πŸ™‚

  • Val @ Balancing Val February 26, 2011, 11:08 am

    U is a braaaaaave chick πŸ™‚

    Glad it worked out!

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 26, 2011, 11:17 am

    Whoa, you’ve just taken oatmeal to a whole new level! πŸ™‚

  • Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats February 26, 2011, 11:19 am

    Wow. That really does sound amazing.

  • Cara February 26, 2011, 11:22 am

    Wow, that is crazy! But I totally see how it would work!

  • VeggieGirl February 26, 2011, 11:29 am

    OOOOH fun oatmeal variety πŸ™‚

  • Jen February 26, 2011, 11:33 am

    Haha that’s awesome! I thought I was creative with hot chocolate powder in my oatmeal, but beer for breakfast??

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 26, 2011, 11:38 am

    AMAZING! Did you drink the rest of the beer?

    • Caitlin February 26, 2011, 12:13 pm

      Recapped and back in the fridge!

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 26, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Ha! What a great breakfast. Can you imagine doing yoga after this? Tree pose would be falling-tree pose. πŸ™‚

  • Amber K February 26, 2011, 12:02 pm

    That sounds totally disgusting… πŸ˜‰ Man, my husband would love it!!

  • Kris February 26, 2011, 12:07 pm

    What a great idea! Seriously, that needs to go into some kind of recipe contest.

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 26, 2011, 12:08 pm

    This is hilarious — Jason never wants to eat oatmeal for breakfast — maybe this will work? πŸ™‚

  • Meaghan February 26, 2011, 12:11 pm

    This is awesome! I could so use this to get my bf to eat oats this way

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 26, 2011, 12:13 pm

    This is amazing. Truly the only way to start the weekend!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 26, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I have some hard cider that I don’t really feel like drinking… I wonder if I could throw it in some oats?

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) February 26, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Awesome. Very legit. Sounds like a great start to me! πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life February 26, 2011, 12:33 pm

    Honor your cravings!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances February 26, 2011, 12:40 pm

    My bf prefers “beereal” – cereal with beer. LOL.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 26, 2011, 12:44 pm

    bahaha -interesting idea!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti February 26, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Very creative! I would have never thought of that.

  • Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels) February 26, 2011, 12:54 pm

    This is brilliant! Hey, there are even some weekday mornings that could possibly benefit from this breakfast. Just sayin’…

  • Jolene ( February 26, 2011, 1:11 pm

    What will you think of next!!!?? LOVE this.

  • Maren February 26, 2011, 1:29 pm

    haha!!! I love your style! πŸ˜‰ Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 26, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Haha, love it! Maybe I’ll make that for breakfast on my 21st birthday in April. πŸ˜‰

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 26, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Haha what a creative meal!

  • Katie February 26, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I finally checked out the clinic’s website. It’s awesome! The husband looks tres handsome and the whole thing is very professional πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 26, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Hahaha this is hilarious… and also a little bit disgusting. πŸ˜›

  • Katherine: Unemployed February 26, 2011, 8:46 pm

    this looks delicious! the only question is to figure out which meal to enjoy it as…

  • Alaina Rose February 27, 2011, 6:14 pm

    Good for you! That’s awesome. Beer for breakfast is totally acceptable. I’m glad you think so too. I’m going to have to try it in oatmeal for sure. But if I were you, I would have finished the rest of the bottle! πŸ˜‰

  • Matthew October 21, 2015, 10:18 am

    Tried this with Saranac’s Dark-toberfest seasonal beer. It might have not been a sweet enough beer and too dark. I had hemp milk on hand, not rice milk. Real whole milk would probably be better; farmers market whole milk of course, not store bought crap.

    drizzled a bit of honey for upping the sweetness factor


    Placed some Wallaby whole milk greek yogurt on it was nice. good contrast between the smokey bitter flavor of the dark beer and the sour/sweet flavor of the yogurt

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