Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hearty Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

No doubt breakfast is one of the most important meals, but the one meal most of us spend the least amount of time on, especially during the week.  Morning seems to be the busiest time of the day--rushed, bathroom busy, woke up late, gotta get to work or class, or just didn't have time.


But this can change and it could make all the difference to slow down for this meal for the rest of your  day. Try it out with this Hearty Oatmeal made from scratch without the sugary mealy water-made paste from packet oatmeal. 

All you need are oats, milk, a bowl, a microwave, and 10 minutes. Add fresh fruit, berries, cinnamon or brown sugar, raisins, and /or anything else!

Equipment
Microwave
Microwave-Safe Cereal bowl

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats, not instant
1 cup milk 


Add-Ons:
Brown sugar
Raisins
Cinnamon sugar
Cream or milk
Fresh berries

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Combine oats and milk in cereal bowl.





3. Microwave on HI for 2 minutes. Mixture will look foamy but not rise up.


4. Stir and microwave for several cycles of 30-45 seconds. Approx 2-3 times.



5. Watch oatmeal closer as mixture begins to rise and boil more quickly.



6. Remove from microwave once thickens and let sit to cool.
7. After 5 minutes, begin adding your extras.



8. Feel ready for the day as you walk out the door.
9. Or run a marathon like they are doing this morning in Chicago Oct 13, 2013.