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Oatmeal 1-2-3

This microwaved oatmeal cooks up quickly, yet still delivers a serving of whole grains without a lot of added sugar and preservatives.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy 3-minute microwaved oatmeal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • Microwave


  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt


  • Pour oatmeal into microwave-safe bowl. Add water to cover oatmeal. Stir in dashes of cinnamon and salt.
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in toppings and milk of choice, if desired.


Consider optional toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter,
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup,
  • fresh fruit, such as half a banana or berries,
  • a few toasted nuts,
  • toasted unsweetened coconut, or
  • 1 tablespoon of dried fruit.