Microwave Oatmeal

Busy school mornings (or work mornings) for us means breakfast needs to be easy and quick. Using the microwave is the way to go; using frozen meals is not, as much as we can avoid it.  So in our house we learned early how to make oatmeal in the microwave. This is a once a week staple and often a good fall back for other times.

Makes 1 serving


  • In a microwave safe bowl, stir completely:
    • ½ cup quick oats
    • 1 cup milk
    • Pinch of salt


  1. Cover oatmeal with plastic wrap or microwave food cover.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, 15 seconds (1:15)*
  3. Stir oatmeal
  4. Cover and microwave 1 minute 30 seconds (1:30) more
  5. Remove carefully, stir, and let sit for 1 minute
  6. Serve one of these ways:
    • 1 Tablespoon honey + 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar + 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
    • 1 Tablespoon honey  + ½ cup fresh blueberries, strawberries or banana

*We own a small, 700 watt microwave. These times would be different for a more powerful microwave.

pdf version of recipe >> Microwave Oatmeal

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