This recipe has been in my cookbook for a while, and I wish I had tried it sooner! I used 1/4 cup of Quaker old-fashioned oats and half a cup of water, but all 4 ounces of pudding... so it was REALLY creamy! I microwaved the oatmeal and water for 2.5 minutes, let it sit for a couple more, and then added vanilla extract (I didn't measure it but it was probably 1/4 teaspoon), two packets Splenda, and vanilla pudding. I didn't re-heat it because the thought of microwaving pudding just wasn't very palatable to me, but maybe one day I will try that! I'm planning to try this recipe with chocolate pudding and strawberry, lemon or orange extract... thanks for posting this truly fabulous recipe!! EDIT: I did try this with instant oats, chocolate pudding, and strawberry extract. I think the old-fashioned oats add a more pleasing texture, but the instant oats worked out just fine too.
This was pretty good, better than plain oatmeal! I fudged it a bit and made a packet of instant oatmeal per direction in the mircowave and then added a vanilla pudding cup. It would probably have been even better if I had had any extract to add in. It made a great lunch, thanks!
This is a wonderful recipe both for breakfast and for a snack. I made it last night using butterscotch pudding and was tempted to include butterscotch chips as well. :) Only problem was bubbling over in the microwave (sigh) but well worth it.
Been hankering for one as I haven't had this in years! Boy, was I glad when I found out it was so easy (did it as is) as all I had to do was zip water w/ oats in the microwave and then mix with the pudding. Then, sprinkle some topping. Voila! It's healthy, it's filling, it's homey and I love the fact that there are many options on what flavors to use. Thank you, vitalev!
Wow, this was soooo easy and very good. I love oatmeal in the morning and this was a nice change. I used butterscotch pudding as that's what I had and added a 1/2 tsp of vanilla, left out the splenda and it was perfect. Not to sweet, creamy and soooo yummy. Can't wait to try it with other flavors of pudding.