We love this oatmeal and enjoy it almost every morning. The best method for cooking oatmeal is our stovetop method. It takes about 10 minutes and is simple. However, we understand that even a few minutes saved in the morning can be a game-changer, so we have also shared our method for cooking oatmeal in the microwave.
You can use water, milk or a combination of the two to make oatmeal. For our everyday oatmeal, we stick with water, but for an extra creamy bowl of oatmeal, use 50% or all milk (dairy or non-dairy milk both work).
1/2 cup rolled oats (also called Old Fashioned oats)
1 cup water, milk (dairy or non-dairy milk), or a combination of water and milk
Bring the water (or milk) and a pinch of salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the oats, and then turn the heat down to cook at a low simmer. Cook, stirring every once in a while until the oats have mostly absorbed the liquid, 5 to 10 minutes.
Take the saucepan off of the heat and cover with a lid. Leave for one to two minutes, and then serve with your favorite oatmeal toppings. To make our everyday oatmeal, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, add a handful of blueberries, and top with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
Combine 1 cup of liquid (water, milk, or a combination of the two) with 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a large tall-sided bowl. Microwave on high for two minutes, and then leave the bowl inside the microwave for another minute or two before serving. To make our everyday oatmeal, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, add a handful of blueberries, and top with a tablespoon of peanut butter.