This 90-second microwave oatmeal recipe will be your breakfast go-to for creamy, hearty oats every single time.
Cold winter weather begs for a warm and hearty breakfast. In our house, that usually means we rotate between freezer pancakes and oatmeal. While I’ve shared countless oatmeal recipes with you over the years, it dawned on me that I’ve never shared the one recipe I make most: 90 Second Microwave Oatmeal!
Not only is oatmeal extremely nutritious and versatile, it is also gluten free. For those of you with a gluten allergy, I highly recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats made in their 100% gluten free facility and tested for gluten again to ensure their purity. In fact, I got to tour the factory and see this process up close and personal during my visit to Portland last year!
The secret to my perfect microwave oatmeal is simple: milk instead of water, cinnamon, vanilla and a good pinch of salt. That’s it.
From there, the world is your oyster. Top it with peanut butter, berries, oats, banana slices, chia seeds, almonds, raisins.. you name it.
Your spoon is waiting.
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- maple syrup, brown sugar or banana slices to sweeten - optional
- Place the milk, oats, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in a microwaveable bowl and stir to combine. Microwave on high for 90 seconds for a chewy consistency or longer for a softer consistency.
- Sweeten to taste with maple syrup, brown sugar or banana slices.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
Disclosure: I am honored to be a brand ambassador for Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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