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microwave oatmeal recipe

Easy Microwave Oatmeal, How To Easily Make Oatmeal In Microwave Oven

Easy microwave oatmeal recipe helps you to make quick, easy and tasty oatmeal using microwave oven in very few minutes (in about five minutes).
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 218kcal


  • 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 to be enjoyed. If you wish, you can microwave the contents for another 30 seconds just to warm up everything nicely.


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!


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 1mg