This is the only 90 second microwave oatmeal recipe that 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: The ULTIMATE 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 perfect microwave oatmeal is simple
- Use milk instead of water
- Add cinnamon, vanilla and a good pinch of salt
From there, the world is your oyster.
What are some good oatmeal toppings?
Top it with peanut butter, berries, oats, banana slices, chia seeds, almonds, raisins.. you name it.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the typical ratio of oats to milk?
I typically do 1 1:1 ratio. One cup of oats to one cup of milk but if you want the oats to more loose I would suggest adding a little more milk.
Should I be using old fashioned or quick cooking oats for this recipe?
You need to use old fashioned. Quick cooking aren’t great and will make things super mushy.
Your spoon is waiting.
The ULTIMATE 90 Second Microwave Oatmeal
- 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
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