Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Here are a few fun facts and tips about oatmeal; People buy more oatmeal during January than any other month. Oatmeal is the first product given FDA approval to carry a food-specific health claim. Oatmeal is a whole grain cereal made from oat groats. It has the bran, germ and endosperm. The difference between quick oats and old-fashioned oats? Quick oats are cut into smaller pieces, so they cook faster.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 apple, chopped with peel
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- Place oatmeal, water, spices, apples and raisins in a large microwave container and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until oatmeal is thick.
- Allow to stand for a few minutes and serve with skim milk.
Really good recipe & I love that it's made in the microwave. It's something DD will eat & it's fast enough that she was able to wait for it. :) I used a granny smith so next time I might add a bit of brown sugar to balance the tartness a bit. Probably a sweeter apple would be plenty sweetness next time too. I had to sub cranberries for the raisins and just used a couple pecans for garnish, although they were really good with this recipe. We'll be making this again & again! Thanks for posting, Char! Made & enjoyed for the Diabetic Forum's Harvest Moon Apple Festival event.
Apples and raisins in oatmeal - a very good idea! I made this morning since I needed something in a rush and this made a delightful and healthy breakfast. I put everything into a 2qt dish - it took 11 minutes in a 1300wt microwave. I made no changes to the recipe.
Oh this is good! You beat me to posting this recipe. I have made this tons of times! Never fails, I always like it. I sometimes use 1/2 cup of natural applesauce if I feel really lazy in the morning and don't want to chop an apple.