Microwave Oatmeal Without Boiling Over – How To Microwave Oatmeal Without Making A Mess
How To Cook Oatmeal In Microwave Without Boiling Over – Cooking Oatmeal In Microwave Without Boiling Over & Without Making A Mess
Read how to make microwave oatmeal without boiling over or how to cook oatmeal in microwave without making a mess. I often make oatmeal in microwave for breakfast and during my initial trials, sometimes it had been a mess with mostly milk boiling over the bowl and making a mess inside the microwave.
Over time I learnt how to microwave oatmeal with out boiling over the milk and oats making a complete mess. Read this post to see the tips on how to make microwave oatmeal without boiling over.
The photo of the oatmeal that you see here is made on microwave without boiling over or without any mess. You can do it too.
See my tips on how to make microwave oatmeal without boiling over – how to cook oatmeal in microwave without making a mess
The key is to use the right sized bowl according to the amount of ingredients you are and also the timing of adding the milk to the oatmeal. If you don’t use milk in your oatmeal, this is not much a challenge to you since the boiling over of the milk is causing the main problem.
So let us start by saying that you need to use a bowl that is enough to hold your oatmeal ingredients. I always fill up the oatmeal into the bowl first and I suggest you not to add more than half of the bowl, since you need space to add the rest of the ingredients.
So take a medium of large sized microwave safe bowl.
Fill up half with oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats or instant as you wish)
Add water. Yes I highly recommend you cook your oatmeal in water if you want to cook the oatmeal in microwave without making a mess. But don’t worry, we will add the milk towards the end of the preparation.
You need water almost the level of oats and a little bit more so the oatmeal will get cooked nicely.
Add the sweetener. Now microwave in high for 2 minutes. Your oats should have been cooked by now. But you can give it a cool off time for about 1 to 2 minutes and microwave again for another 1 minute for perfectly cooked oatmeal in microwave.
Now add milk ( I suggest cold milk) and gently mix your oatmeal and add any other ingredients like cut apples or bananas, nuts or raisins if you wish.
If you wish, you can also microwave for another 30 seconds so everything gets mixed and warmed up nicely!
This way, by using the right sized bowl large enough to hold the ingredients, by filling up the bowl with oats first and only till half way, cooking with just enough water and adding the milk only towards the end of the preparation, you can easily make microwave oatmeal with out boiling over.
The directions in the package is very clear on how to make it in microwave, just make sure you follow the package directions and try to use water instead of milk if you are still worried about boiling over.
Hope you found this post on how to make microwave oatmeal without boiling over useful!