Old-fashioned oatmeal 2 ways

4
4
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
8 min
Prep
3 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
1
Difficulty
Easy
Love oatmeal but never made it from scratch? It's super simple and so easy using either your stovetop or microwave. Make a big batch and reheat for several days in a row, or make it fresh each morning. Vary the toppings depending on what you like and what you have on hand. Think beyond fresh fruit and a sprinkling of sugar and/or cinnamon: Chopped candied ginger, toasted coconut, slivered almonds, chia seeds, and granola all make tasty toppings.

Ingredients

Water

1 cup(s)

Table salt

1 pinch

Uncooked rolled oats

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Stovetop method: Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in oats. Cook, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed and oats are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Microwave method: Combine water, salt, and oats in a 2-cup microwavable bowl. Microwave on High until water is absorbed and oats are tender, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir and let stand 1 minute.
  3. Serving size: 3/4 cup