Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast options, and for good reason! It’s easy to prepare, filling and customizable. You can eat it hot or cold, and you can even make it overnight with no heat involved. Oats are whole grains and naturally sweet, so they are a healthy and delicious choice for breakfast – they can even lower your cholesterol! Top it with yummy fresh or dried fruit, nuts, spices, nut butters, maple syrup, a little sugar, or whatever your heart desires!
This recipe is super quick to whip up in the morning so it’s perfect for those days when you sleep through your alarm and have little time for breakfast! If you’d prefer, you can even cook it in the microwave. Take it out every so often to stir and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t overflow the bowl – we learned that the hard way!
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or 90 g)
- 1 cup water (or 240 g)
- 1 cup soy milk, or other plant-based milk (or 240 g)
- 1 tbsp sugar (brown tastes better)
- A pinch of cinnamon
- A handful of raisins
- 1 banana, chopped into cubes
- In a small saucepan, cook the oats in water and soy milk on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Add sugar, bananas and raisins, sprinkle a dash of cinnamon, and cook for another 2 minutes, while stirring.
- Serve on a deep plate.
- You can cook your oatmeal in the microwave: combine all the ingredients, except for the banana, in a bowl, and microwave at medium heat for 3 minutes. Mix well, add the banana, and microwave for another 2 minutes. Check occasionally to make sure the oatmeal doesn’t spill over.
- Not a fan of sweet breakfast? Try savory oatmeal – leave out the sugar, fruit, and cinnamon, and add salt and chopped walnuts.
- You can use maple syrup or applesauce instead of sugar.
- We recommend sprinkling ground flaxseeds or chia seeds before serving, for an omega 3 boost.
Keywords: Oatmeal, dessert, breakfast, easy, quick, under 15 minutes, sweet