Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

My uncle is an Ironman triathlete, and this is what he always eats on hard training days or before events... He always made it for me when I was little, so it's one of my ultimate comfort foods!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oats and water in a very deep microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 3-5 minutes, depending on your microwave wattage. (Alternatively, oats can be cooked on the stove).
  2. Remove oatmeal from microwave (careful, it's hot!) and stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Can be made with more raisins, really it's up to your own raisin tolerance :).
  4. Sometimes I add slivered almonds or walnuts, depending on my mood and their availability.


Most Helpful

This is excellent! I omitted the raisins because we don't have any right now, and I didn't really feel like anything was missing. Also, I just kind of eyeballed the amount of honey (I probably used close to 1 Tbsp). What a great breakfast! I love the texture and taste the grape nuts give to the oatmeal. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting it!

Greeny4444 March 02, 2011

Really tasty and filling. I like to add a variety of chopped fruits and nuts to it.

Mike Pellerin June 15, 2010

My tolerance for raisins is HIGH, so I used probably 1/3 cup, otherwise made the recipe as indicated, for a VERY TASTY breakfast! Definitely worth the small effort to make! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe cooking game]

Sydney Mike May 01, 2008

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