It is super easy to cook your oatmeal in microwave oven using a microwave safe bowl, which may also be reheated later if needed! This is a simple, easy, basic recipe for making microwave oatmeal for your busy weekday morning breakfasts or for a quick healthy mid morning, afternoon or evening snack!
Simple Microwave Oatmeal Recipe - Basic Microwave Oatmeal Recipe For Quick Breakfast
Simple microwave oatmeal recipe using quick cooking one minute quaker oats or old fashioned quaker oats (or any other good quality oats) makes easy quick and simple oats in microwave for an easy and quick breakfast.
Other than having good quality oats, what you really need are good quality microwave safe bowls which can be used to make microwave oats without any mess.
The microwave oatmeal recipe is really very simple and easy to follow and flexible too, you can easily make oats porridge in microwave.
This is also a quaker oats oatmeal recipe as I am using quaker oats for the preparation of this yummy oatmeal porridge.
Microwave oatmeal recipes for breakfast make quick and easy one or two serving microwave oatmeal which are delicious as well.
You might like to check my tips on how to make oatmeal in microwave without boiling over before going to this simple basic microwave oatmeal recipe.
The most important thing you will need to make microwave oatmeal is a right sized good quality microwave safe bowl that can hold your oatmeal without boiling over.
Oats is such a versatile grain which can be easily cooked in stove top, baked in the oven and also made in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast. You can easily tweak the oatmeal recipes based in your preferences and make unique and delicious oatmeal recipes in no time.
However you need a simple basic microwave oatmeal recipe which will help you to make delicious oatmeal in no time which can be tweaked later based on your preferences.
So here is the basic microwave oatmeal recipe with milk.
As I already mentioned above this is a quaker oats oatmeal recipe as I am using quaker oats for the preparation.
I suggest using the steel cut rolled oats as this is more chewy in texture, however you may also use the quick cooking oats if that is what you have but then you may need to reduce the cooking time than mentioned in this recipe.
Also note that cooking time may slightly vary according to your microwave settings just like it may slightly vary with the type of oats you use.
But it is really easy to make microwave oats once you learn the basic microwave oatmeal recipe, you can adjust the time according to what you use.
And don't forget to check out my post on how to make oatmeal without boiling over as they are valuable tips which are essential to know to make the perfect microwave oatmeal porridge.
So here is how you can make easy oatmeal following this easy and basic microwave oatmeal recipe.
How to make easy microwave oatmeal?
To make easy microwave oatmeal, we use the following ingredients.
ingredients for microwave oatmeal
½ cup steel cut rolled oats
1 cup water or just enough to immerse the oatmeal
1 tablespoon sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup etc) adjust to taste
¾ cup milk or more as required
Step by step instructions
Add the oatmeal and water to a microwave safe bowl, which is large enough to hold the contents with some extra space.
I suggest using a large mug, bowl or cup which will have the contents just filled up to its half.
Add the sweetener to the bowl.
Microwave in high for 2 minutes.
Give a cooling time of about 1 minute and microwave again for about another 1 minutes.
Now your oatmeal should be cooked nicely.
Add the milk and mix everything together, and your microwave oatmeal is ready.
If you wish, you can microwave the contents for another 30 seconds just to warm up everything nicely.
Microwave oatmeal can be very hot once it is cooked and so you need to be very careful while handling the bowl for safety reasons to avoid any burns. Allow the oatmeal to cool down slightly before serving.
Notes: You may also add 1 tablespoon of things to the oatmeal like ground almond meal or nut butters along with other ingredients if you like.
You can always add more milk if you wish, as oatmeal porridge tends to thicken as it cools down.
Top up with chopped fruits like apples, bananas, berries or pears or dried fruits like raisins or nuts like walnuts, cashews etc.
You may also sprinkle a little organic cinnamon powder for a wonderful aroma (you can also add the cinnamon powder before you cook your oatmeal in microwave which will help it blend more nicely).
Enjoy your warm oatmeal for breakfast or snack as you wish!
How To Reheat Oatmeal In Microwave Oven?
The microwave oatmeal is best enjoyed while it is still warm.
If you want to reheat your oatmeal (if you haven't served it while it is warm), you may need to reheat your oatmeal if you wish. Also, if you have stored the oatmeal in refreigerator for later use, then also you may need to reheat the oatmeal once you are ready to eat it.
As oatmeal sits for a while, it thickens as it absorbs all liquid in it.
In order to reheat the oatmeal in microwave, make sure the oatmeal is placed in a large microwave safe bowl, then add little milk or water (about 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time), stir well to combine with the oatmeal.
Then place the microwave safe bowl in the microwave oven and heat for about a minute. S
tir the contents again carefully, and heat for another one more minute (or little more if you refrigerated it) until it's heated enough.
Once heated, carefully remove the bowl from the microwave (it could be very hot at this point), and stir the contents again so the heat is distributed evenly. Allow the oatmeal to cool down a bit and enjoy it while it's still warm.
Easy oatmeal recipes:
Below you can get the recipe for easy microwave oatmeal in detail.
Microwave Oatmeal, How To Cook Oatmeal In Microwave
- ½ cup steel cut rolled oats
- 1 cup water or just enough to immerse the oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup etc) adjust to taste
- ¾ cup milk or more as required
- Add the oatmeal and water to a microwave safe bowl, which is large enough to hold the contents with some extra space. I suggest using a large mug, bowl or cup which will have the contents just filled up to its half.
- Add the sweetener to the bowl.
- Microwave in high for 2 minutes.
- Give a cooling time of about 1 minute and microwave again for about another 1 minutes. Now your oatmeal should be cooked nicely.
- Add the milk and mix everything together, and your microwave oatmeal is ready. If you wish, you can microwave the contents for another 30 seconds just to warm up everything nicely.
- Microwave oatmeal can be very hot once it is cooked and so you need to be very careful while handling the bowl for safety reasons to avoid any burns. Allow the oatmeal to cool down slightly before serving.