Roughly chop almonds. Put a small sauce pan on a low burner. Add butter & almonds. Toss. Add oatmeal, cinnamon & salt. Stir for a minute. Add vanilla sugar (if you don't have any, add 1 t. of sugar now & a few drops of vanilla extract with the water). Stir until the oatmeal significantly changes color. Stir from the bottom so it doesn't burn. Add water until desired thickness. Boil 10-20 secs. (be careful when you add the water, it steams like crazy!) Serve with milk & sugar - raisins if you like.
Sometimes I add other spices like nutmeg, cloves or ginger.