My youngest son likes oatmeal, but I don't like giving him the "just add water" packages, so recently, I have started making this homemade "instant" oatmeal in the microwave. It literally only takes a couple minutes to make.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup quick oats
3/4 cup 1% milk
1 tsp brown sugar
pinch of salt (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1) Mix oats and milk in a bowl, and microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
2) Remove from microwave, add brown sugar and cinnamon, and stir.
That's it! I cool mine down by adding a little milk, and sometimes I sprinkle a little more brown sugar or a drizzle of real maple syrup on top, but these are both optional.
This homemade oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings, and it is a favorite of my 5 year old. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)