Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins
I used to fix myself hot oatmeal every day, even when I was working. I guess I'm lazier now, and not willing to clean that pot day after day. SO, after much trial and error, I figured out how to do it right in the ce4ereal bowl, in the microwave. Pre-loading single servings -- everything but the water -- into snack-size zip bags make this an even quicker way to have my oatmeal any day I want it.
- 1⁄2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 5 ounces water
- 1 tablespoon raisins (or other dried fruit)
- 1 tablespoon walnut pieces (or other nuts)
- 1 -2 dash salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 -2 teaspoon brown sugar (optional, I don't do this, but sometimes I'll add a little sugar after it's cooked, if I'm in the mo)
- Put everything into a microwave safe bowl. You need one deep enough to avoid boil-over messes.
- Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
- Stir and eat with a little milk and a sliced half banana. Yum!
Very good oatmeal recipe. I added 6 oz. of water, and still felt it needed more. That was the only thing I would change. I swapped out the raisins for chopped up prunes. The combination of cinnamon, a little bit of brown sugar and walnuts were so good.
Great recipe, easy to follow and delicious! I skipped the nuts and swapped maple syrup for brown sugar. Will make often. Thanks!!
I made this oatmeal for my son. He likes it with more brown sugar on top. He wanted more raisins and no nuts. That's a really great recipe that I'll do often even for myself but with pecans probably. Thanks Meredith :) Made for PAC Spring 2010