I grew up on oatmeal, & hated (insert many other strong words here) oatmeal. & some people in our house used to save & freeze the leftovers & serve them up later in the week too (bless them for trying to save a penny, but it put me off of oatmeal for years).
Then, several years later, I was at a friend’s house & she was headed out the door & said, “just grab some oatmeal for breakfast.” She was a tough fire fighting, plane jumping chick, & I was amazed she would eat oatmeal every day. I saw a canister of oats on her counter & was puzzled. I asked how she usually made it, & she shared the following recipe with me.& if you’ve never liked oatmeal-you just might like this. I like the 2 minutes & 30 seconds bit.
Pay attention here-its pretty slick.
1 handful oats. (I buy the double box of Quaker oats at Costco-they aren’t blended & broken down to bits already)
By the way, my handful is approx 1/2 cup. The quantity doesn’t matter, but that’s the perfect amount that fills me & isn’t too much.
Microwave for 2 minutes.
While it is cooking, crush some nuts, get out some fruit, sweetener (if you need it – I like maple syrup) & a dash of salt.
I like blueberries or raisins usually. Sometimes I add a little nutmeg or cinnamon.
Another option is to smash up one banana in the bottom of a bowl. Add a handful of oats & mix in. Add enough water to cover plus 1/4″. Microwave for 2 minutes. Add walnuts & cinnamon & it tastes like banana bread or a muffin.
We use plastic cups to send this out the door with our kids in the mornings too!
Source Recipe: http://triedandtruefavoriterecipes.blogspot.com