Breakfast oatmeal is a delicious way to get whole grains into your diet. An easy way to prepare oatmeal is in the microwave. You can use whole oats and add your own ingredients for an economical and healthier alternative to instant oatmeal packets.
When cooking the oatmeal in the microwave, it expands as the liquid heats. If you use too shallow of a vessel, it may overflow. I have found a large, deep mug works best. Corningware makes a 20 oz mug that’s ideal for this purpose. It’s also good for soup. They sell for $10 – $12 online and in stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. However, any large 16 – 20 oz mug that is microwave safe should work as well.
You will also need access to a microwave. You can do this on the stove, but this is meant to be a one dish, easy method.