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Quick, delicious, healthy and filling. All the things I look for in a bowl of oatmeal. (Dessert oatmeal tip: Add 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp milk and cover with 1 tbsp raisins, chocolate chips or almonds) Recipe can also be prepared dry ahead of time and stored in sandwich bags.
- Mix oats, brown sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle with salt.
- Pour cup of boiling water into bowl (I find if the water is already boiling before the microwave stage, it turns out much better).
- Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir and microwave for another 25-45 seconds (based on how thick you like it).
DH just made this oatmeal and enjoyed it. I didnt have plain instant oatmeal so he used Quaker Instant Oatmeal Weight Control Maple and Brown Sugar. Instead of the Splenda brown sugar DH used 1 tablespoon of regular brown sugr. He isnt a fan of cinnamon so 1/4 teaspoon for him. Omitted the nutmeg and only added a pinch or two of kosher salt. Missed putting the water in the microwave to boil first so the oatmeal took about 2 minutes to cook. I liked it a lot too and we will definitely be making it again. Thank you CafeAmaimonotsuki for sharing this recipe. Made and reviewed for Pick A Chef - Spring 2009.