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.
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.