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Microwave Oatmeal

Here's an all-inclusive guide on all things Microwave Oatmeal, with four different recipes! I'm sharing my go-to base oatmeal recipe plus a recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal, Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal, and Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal.
Keyword how to make oatmeal in the microwave, Microwave Oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 268kcal
Author Chelsea
Cost $0.98

Ingredients

Base Oatmeal Recipe

  • 1/2 cup QUICK oats
  • 1 cup milk (we use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or 1/8 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • Optional toppings: fresh berries, drizzle of sweetener or extra brown sugar, nuts/seeds, chia seeds

Peanut Butter Banana

  • 1/2 cup QUICK oats
  • 1 cup milk (we use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or 1/8 tsp table salt)
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup diced ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • Optional toppings: additional sliced banana, chia seeds, an extra scoop of nut butter, peanuts or other nut

Strawberries and Cream

  • 1/2 cup QUICK oats
  • 1 cup milk (we use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or 1/8 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 2-3 tablespoon additional milk or coffee creamer, optional
  • Optional toppings: additional strawberries, chia seeds

Maple brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup QUICK oats
  • 1 cup milk (we use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or 1/8 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • Optional toppings: extra sprinkle of brown sugar, nuts (we like pecans), chia seeds

Instructions

  • BASE RECIPE: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the quick oats, milk, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon if using. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir for about 15 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir. We love it at this consistency -- it continues to thicken as it sits. Let stand to thicken for 2-3 minutes or return to microwave for another 30 seconds for thicker (less creamy) oats. Remove and stir. Add in the vanilla extract if desired. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!
  • PEANUT BUTTER BANANA RECIPE: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the quick oats, milk, salt, and brown sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir for about 15 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir. We love it at this consistency -- it continues to thicken as it sits. Let stand to thicken for 2-3 minutes or return to microwave for another 30 seconds for thicker (less creamy) oats. Remove and stir in the vanilla extract if using and peanut butter. Use the back of a spoon to thoroughly mash the peanut butter into the oats. Stir until peanut butter has integrated into the oats and then mix in the diced bananas. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!
  • STRAWBERRIES & CREAM RECIPE: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the quick oats, milk, salt, and brown sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir for about 15 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir. We love it at this consistency -- it continues to thicken as it sits. Let stand to thicken for 2-3 minutes or return to microwave for another 30 seconds for thicker (less creamy) oats. Remove and stir in the vanilla extract if using. Gently mix in the strawberries. Drizzle on some coffee creamer or additional milk for extra creamy oatmeal. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!
  • MAPLE BROWN SUGAR RECIPE: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the quick oats, milk, salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon if using. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir for about 15 seconds. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir. We love it at this consistency -- it continues to thicken as it sits. Let stand to thicken for 2-3 minutes or return to microwave for another 30 seconds for thicker (less creamy) oats. Remove and stir. Add in the vanilla extract if desired. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Note 1: Calories are for the base recipe with no add-ins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 4.9mg | Sodium: 105.4mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21.2g