First of all, if you eat instant oatmeal... I'm just sorry. That is sad.
Second of all, if you make oatmeal in the microwave... please just stop.
- Half cup rolled oats
- One cup milk/almond milk
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- On medium heat on the stove top, bring milk to simmering or a slight boil.
- Add in oats. If it begins a rolling boil, turn heat down. You don't want to scorch the bottom. Simmering would be just fine.
- Allow to simmer for 15 or so minutes, until fully cooked.
- Add toppings of choice.
Yes, it takes longer, but by golly, it's 1000x better. Some notes below.
I use almond milk because I'm trying to cut out a lot of dairy. It's great, but cow milk is better. It's even BETTER to throw a dash of heavy cream or half and half in. Just sayin. Milk makes all the difference to oatmeal.
I add blueberries and strawberries as I have them. Strawberries in this oatmeal are ridiculously good. Add them at the end.
I increase this recipe by 50% because I want it to fill me up til lunch. Adjust recipe as you wish.
Welcome to your awesome life.