The Best Microwave Oatmeal will make you fall in love with oatmeal and is so much better than the packets available in the store. Plus it’s healthier, more affordable, and can be customized anyway you like.
The key to making a delicious microwave oatmeal in less than 3 minutes comes down to three things – using milk instead of water, choosing old fashioned rolled oats (not instant!), and adding a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. From there you can dress it up any way you want and you are guaranteed to have perfect oatmeal every time.
For a long time, I ate packets of microwave oatmeal every morning believing I was having a healthy breakfast even though I wasn’t crazy about the mushy texture and flavorings. I just assumed I was someone who didn’t really like oatmeal. That all changed when I finally started making my own oatmeal at home using old fashioned rolled oats and adding my own toppings. Not only was the oatmeal 100 times tastier, the texture was so much more appealing, and I could buy a whole container or rolled oats for about the same amount as the 6-8 packets.
Now when it comes to making the Best Microwave Oatmeal, toppings are your friend. Here are some of my favorites: