Every Saturday morning, we have oatmeal for breakfast. I tried making oatmeal on the stovetop once but half of it burned to the bottom of the pan. For a long time I would buy the individual packets and follow the directions to make them in the microwave. But then I discovered how easy it is to make your own bowl of oatmeal.
Making oatmeal is so easy, it doesn’t even need a recipe. All you need is a half cup measuring cup. Then follow this formula:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats + 1/2 cup water microwaved for 60 seconds.
Then the real fun begins – you get to choose your toppings.
We always add a splash of milk and stir right after it comes out of the microwave. This makes the oatmeal a little bit creamier, and also helps it cool down faster for hungry kids.
Some of our favorite toppings include:
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- brown sugar
We’ll usually pick a few of those and scoop them on top. This is where you can get adventurous too! We usually stick with sweet toppings, but you can also do a savory oatmeal bowl like one of these:
- Bacon Cheddar Savory Oatmeal from Macheesmo
- Savory Oatmeal with Garlicky Greens and Bacon from Heart Beet Kitchen
- 12 Seasonal Oatmeal Ideas: Sweet and Savory from Happy Kitchen Rocks
- 12 Easy, Savory Oatmeal Recipes from Livestrong
- or oodles more on Pinterest! just search “savory oatmeal”
Truth: I have never tried a savory oatmeal bowl, but I am intrigued…
So tell me: what are you going to put on your oatmeal first?