3-minute oatmeal

Cook Time 3 minutes Total Time 3 minutes
Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

A super-fast breakfast that serves up some serious comfort!


  • 1/2 cup oats (I use old-fashioned oats)
  • scant 1 cup liquid (water, milk or combination)


  1. Measure oats into a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add liquid and make sure all of the oats are submerged.
  3. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, 30 seconds. (See notes.)
  4. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Be sure your bowl is big enough, otherwise the oats will bubble over in the microwave while cooking. No fun. Also, you can adjust the liquid (or add extra after it cooks) to get the oatmeal to your desired consistency. Same goes for microwave times - cook longer to firm it up a bit more, less to keep it more creamy.

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