Meghan Markle’s Favorite Oatmeal Recipe Feels Like a Warm Hug

Long before she became a member of the British royal family, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has loved to cook. On her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, Meghan spoke about her love of food, finding balance in her diet between healthy eats and indulging, and why cooking was one of her favorite past times.

In fact, when Prince Harry proposed to the duchess in November 2017, he did so as she was roasting a chicken for their dinner at their old apartment in Kensington Palace. Though The Tig no longer exists, old archives of the website still house some of the duchess’ favorite recipes.

As an early riser who loves to seize the day, one of Meghan’s favorite breakfast meals is oatmeal, but the one she makes is super lush and includes an epic brûlée topping.

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Meghan Markle still cooks every single day

Even when her schedule was extremely hectic as a senior working member of the British royal family, the duchess still found time every single day to prepare a meal for herself and Prince Harry.

“We’ve all been to their cottage,” one of the duchess’ friends revealed to People in 2018. “It’s small and she’s made it cozy, but the perception of their lifestyle and the reality are two different things. Meg cooks for herself and Harry every single day.”

Prince Harry has also been known to grab his own meals at grocery stores and takeout places. It gave the duke some semblance of normalcy though he lived his life under a microscope.

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Inside Meghan Markle’s diet when she was filming ‘Suits’

Oatmeal became a staple in the duchess’ diet when she was living in Toronto, Canada filming the hit drama Suits. With a super early call time, and being in front of the camera, Meghan kept a strict diet.

She told Delish that she would get up at 4:15 a.m., drink hot water with lemon immediately and then eat steel-cut oats with bananas and agave syrup for breakfast.

For lunch on set, the duchess would indulge in a salad with some kind of protein. Snacks would include either a green juice or an apple with almond butter. However, for dinner, Meghan allowed herself some carbs with pasta with zucchini, lots of parmesan, and a glass of wine.

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Meghan Markle’s oatmeal brûlée recipe

Though we love oatmeal, we can’t imagine eating it every single day. Thankfully, it appears that the duchess learned to jazz up her oatmeal. She shared her recipe for oatmeal brûlée on The Tig.

Ingredients

2 cups of rolled oats | 1 tsp coarse salt | 1/4 cup sunflower seeds | 1/4 cup raisins | 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds | 1/4 cup flaxseeds | 1/4 cup ground hemp seeds |warm milk | 4 cups water |1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar |2 tbsp bee pollen

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the oats on a baking sheet and bake, stirring the oats occasionally, until they smell toasty and are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Keep the oven on.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan. Transfer the baked oats to the water along with the salt and stir to combine. Lower the heat and simmer until the oats are softened and thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in all of the seeds and the raisins and transfer the mixture to a baking dish or a pie dish.
  4. Place the dish in the oven and bake until all of the excess liquid has evaporated and the top is lightly browned and just firm to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the oatmeal from the oven and turn the oven from bake to broil.
  6. Evenly sprinkle the sugar over the surface of the oatmeal, using at least ¼ cup and up to ½ cup if you like it especially sweet. Place the dish on a rack set 4 to 6 inches under the broiler and cook, with a watchful eye, until the sugar has melted and caramelized, and is nearly, but not entirely, burned. Carefully remove the oatmeal from the broiler and serve immediately with the bee pollen sprinkled on top, if you’d like.
  7. Serve hot with a pitcher of warm milk alongside, if desired.