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Old-Fashioned Oats In The Microwave




Want to eat old-fashioned oatmeal, but don't have time for the stove, and it explodes in the microwave? Just set it in the microwave for 5 minutes on 50% power. Perfectly cooked, high-fiber, low-sugar breakfast! Better than instant oatmeal any day.

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I like to add a splash of vanilla soy milk after cooking!

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  • Never had trouble with "explosions" husband makes the oatmeal. One scoop of oatmeal, one scoop of ground flax, sometimes one package of "instant" (for variety), hot water, and sensor cook in microwave. After done, we split the oatmeal and add sliced bananas. I also put a spoonful of homemade peanut butter and raw cashew nuts in my serving. My hubby puts honey, and nothing else. Oh yes, soy milk to make it more "mixable." - by ARNETTELEE
  • You are so right that it's better than instant...but I could never get it done quickly in the a.m. without exploding...and my brain mustn't work that early because I never thought of lowering the power! I always forget I can do that!! Thanks for sharing! - by MAURIZIA
  • I,too, use regular oats (and sometimes steel cut oats) cooked in the microwave on high. Just need to fiddle with amount of water to add. Sometimes I add ground flax seed to make the oatmeal even healthier. - by TEDDYTEDDY
  • I figured out which bowl worked well for a 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 cup of water,for me its a Corelle bowl. I microwave for 2 minutes on high. Works perfectly every time..and you are so right better than instant any day. - by CAROLEHZ

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