I had taken oatmeal for granted until loads of friends began asking how to cook it ‘from scratch’ – as opposed to the ready-prepped packages with sugar thrown in. Well, here’s how.

  • rolled oats, 1/2 cup per person
  • salt, pinch of
  • milk or water, 3/4 cup per person
  • cinnamon, sugar, etc – according to preference
  • fruit – berries, bananas, raisins, as desired

  1. The minimal-mess way to prepare oatmeal, I find, is to bung it in the microwave
  2. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Microwave on High for 2 mins 40 seconds if only preparing for one person, and about 3 mins 30 seconds for more people. Watch that it doesn’t spill over 😉
  4. Remove bowl from microwave and stir a couple of tablespoons of cold milk into oatmeal – this gives it a smooth, creamy texture
  5. Add other flavourings at this point as desired
  6. Slice fresh banana or throw a handful of berries over the top
  7. Drizzle with honey or sprinkle brown sugar over.
  8. Et voila – a healthy low-glycemic breakfast with fibre that could help lower cholesterol levels!

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