Maple and Brown Sugar Microwave Oatmeal

This easy maple and brown sugar oatmeal recipe is ready in just 90 seconds and is naturally gluten free!

90 Second Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

My boys eat oatmeal almost every morning for a few simple reasons: it’s ready in 90 seconds, nutritious, affordable and delicious. What more can one ask for in a healthy breakfast recipe?

Liz Measuring Oatmeal

While I love making oatmeal on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, I definitely make it in the microwave most frequently. If you think you need a store-bought packet of instant oatmeal to have it ready in 90 seconds, think again.

Liz Adding Maple Syrup to Oatmeal

Making your own homemade instant oatmeal is as simple as mixing together 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup milk in a bowl then adding in whatever nutrient-boosters and flavors you wish. Since my boys love maple and brown sugar, I decided to add in a tablespoon of each, along with omega-3 rich flaxseed meal and a pinch of salt.

Easy Microwave Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Before serving, I love to add in whatever fresh fruit I have on hand such as bananas, berries, peaches or mango. Pro Tip: stirring in frozen berries before serving is a great way to quickly cool down the oatmeal so that little ones don’t burn their tongues.

Liz Eating Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Want to add spices? Cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa powder are always a great way to add even more flavor. No matter how you make your oatmeal, just make it your own.

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Microwave Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Maple and Brown Sugar Microwave Oatmeal

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This easy maple and brown sugar oatmeal recipe is ready in just 90 seconds and is naturally gluten free!
PREP: 1 minute
COOK: 2 minutes
TOTAL: 3 minutes
Servings: 1


  • ½ cup Bob's Red Mill gluten free oatmeal (old fashioned)
  • 1 tablespoon Bob's Red Mill flax seed meal
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk (any kind (or water))


  • Place all ingredients in a microwavable bowl and heat on high for 90 seconds. Stir before serving. Garnish with fruit and nuts if you wish.

Recipe Video


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 60.86gProtein: 10.51gFat: 7.93gSaturated Fat: 2.19gCholesterol: 9.44mgSodium: 65.51mgPotassium: 413.72mgFiber: 6gSugar: 30.61gVitamin A: 120.36IUCalcium: 202.31mgIron: 2.12mg

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