Looking for an inexpensive, but comforting breakfast? Let me show you how to cook oatmeal and you’ll have an easy and quick breakfast every morning.
We take breakfast very seriously at our house. It is the first thing that I think about in the morning and I have passed that on to my kids.
A favorite breakfast at my house is hot oatmeal. It is so hearty and i easy to make and easy to adapt to your taste. When my kids eat hot oatmeal in the morning, I don’t worry that they are going to be starving within an hour.
Hot oatmeal is also relatively inexpensive. A 42 oz container of name brand oatmeal has about 30 (1/2 dry) servings and costs about $3.69, which calculates to about 12 cents a serving. This would go down even more if you buy the oatmeal on sale and with a coupon, or buy the store brand. Price dictates whether or not I buy Quaker Oats or the store brand. I have not noticed a difference in taste or quality between the two.
How to Cook Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup milk – This is where you can be creative with almond milk, coconut milk or soy.
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)
- your favorite dried fruit, frozen fruit or fresh fruit. My favorite topping is frozen blueberries.
Mix oats, milk, honey, cinnamon and wheat germ in a bowl. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Stir well. Oatmeal will be very hot, Mix in the toppings and a splash more milk if the oatmeal is too thick.
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