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, but 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!
What is the secret to perfect oatmeal?
- Use milk instead of water
- Add cinnamon, vanilla and a good pinch of salt
- Add in your favorite toppings
From there, the world is your oyster.
What are the best oatmeal toppings to choose from?
The best topping for oatmeal is peanut butter for protein, berries, oats, banana slices, chia seeds, almonds, or raisins.
What is the ratio of oats to milk for oatmeal?
I typically do a 1:1 ratio. One cup of oats to one cup of milk but if you want the oats to be looser I would suggest adding a little more milk.
Can quick-cooking oats be used in the microwave?
Quick-cooking oats in the microwave will make things super mushy to the point you won’t feel like eating breakfast. If you want perfect oatmeal you need to use old fashioned oats.
If you’d like you can substitute rice milk or water for whole milk. You would substitute with the same quantity of whole milk in the recipe.
How do you make hot oatmeal kid-friendly?
Many times oatmeal coming out of the microwave is too hot for kids. If you want to cool it down quickly, mix in some frozen berries when it comes out of the microwave. That will bring the oatmeal down to the right temperature for the kiddos.
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.
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