Microwave Oatmeal

I love oatmeal…really love oatmeal.  If I could only have one thing for breakfast for the rest of my life, I think I’d pick oatmeal.

I used to always get the instant oatmeal packets.  I loved them..but then once I got older and had blood sugar issues, I didn’t love the sugar content.  They are loaded.


Then our daughter Kayla showed me how to make old fashion oatmeal (now my favorite) in the microwave.  It’s so easy.
I just take a microwaveable bowl and put in 1/2 cup of old fashion oatmeal.  I add 2/3 cup of water.  I microwave it for 1 minute 30 seconds.

The it’s done and ready to eat.  HOW EASY IS THAT??

I don’t end there.  I add nuts or bananas or both and some stevia.

As a kid I love the apples and cinnamon version.  That’s easy to do too.  If I want that before I microwave the mix I add in a 1/2 of a chopped apple and a dash of cinnamon.

For me, this allows me to control the sugar.  It takes out a step of processing and I can make it any flavor I want.  All are wins for me.

Kayla sometimes takes this to work.  It’s so easy for her.  She put the oatmeal in a container along with whatever else she’d like for toppings.  Then adds the water at work and microwaves it.

Quick, easy, healthy and delicious!

14 thoughts on “Microwave Oatmeal”

  1. A good and filling meal that I wish more parents would feed their kids to start the day. I make my own granola so I can lower the sugar and fat and then add yoghurt or milk to it. Love those thick rolled oats.

  2. I’m old fashioned, I still cook my oatmeal on the stove top. I cook mine with raisins and leave out the sugar or else I cook it plain then at frozen blue berries. Glad you have had a good recovery.

  3. Sounds great, will give it a try and hope I like it as I will also being taking it to work like your daughter!

  4. I’m not a big fan of oatmeal but my mom made it every morning for my dad after he retired. She always made extra for the outdoor cats. They would sit on the windowsill waiting for her to bring it out to them.

  5. I’m not a fan of regular oatmeal but I love the steel cut oats. I do them in the microwave too and with some dried fruit and some nuts it’s a breakfast that stays with me all morning!

  6. I have been eating microwaved oatmeal for years. Love it! I need more calcium in my diet so I make my oatmeal with milk instead of water.

  7. Oatmeal is also my favourite breakfast.I make a pot of steel cut oats in the crock pot, then microwave a bowl each morning, 1 cup of the SC oats makes about 6 bowls. I put in raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and almond milk when heating, no sugar needed. Mmm, going to make some right now. If I have none made, I do the oatmeal your way and have done for years.

  8. I have oatmeal every morning for breakfast. I add just cinnamon to the oatmeal after I take it out of the microwave, stir it and add a little milk to it. Helps control my blood sugar issues also.

  9. I’m mystified on how cooking oatmeal in the microwave seems to work for all of you but is a huge mess when I try it. No matter how deep the dish (as deep as the microwave is tall) it froths over the top of the dish big time.

  10. Penny in So CA

    Thank you for sharing this, Jo! I love when I don’t have to use & mess up a pan for just a single serving so I’ve been missing my oatmeal! After eliminating those convenient little packets of instant oatmeal because of blood sugar issues I now can have tasty & easy cooking oatmeal again! You’ve made my day!!

  11. Lately I have been adding fresh blueberries to my microwaved oatmeal. If the berries are sweet enough I don’t even have to add sweetener. I also find that true with apple and cinnamon.
    I also found that if I am having trouble with my oatmeal boiling over in the microwave I just stop the microwave about 1/2 thru the cooking time, open to door just for a few seconds, restart the microwave and no boiling over! I hope this helps Jean!

  12. I microwave my oatmeal also. I add frozen blueberries, a little peanut butter and some semi-sweet chocolate chips before microwaving. Sometimes I make an apple oatmeal
    smoothie with cinnamon and a touch of honey.

  13. I give you my receipe: It comes from Nova Scotia Canada:
    Baked Oatmeal
    Beat together: 1/2 cup (or less) Oil
    2/3 White sugar (I Put Sucralose ,it’s a substitut)
    2 eggs
    3 Cups Rolled Oats
    2 teaspoons Baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
    1 Cup Milk
    Cannelle or vanilla and raisins or apple
    Maxwell;Pour into 9×9 pan. Bake at 350° F for 30-45 minutes depending on how crunchy you like.
    Serve with milk
    What do you think about it?

    1. I used to make something similar when all the kids were home. Now that it’s often me on my own for breakfast, the oatmeal in the microwave is easy.

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