Unlike quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oatmeal has time to turn extra-creamy and luscious with just a few minutes more of cooking time. With a bit of milk and the toppings of your choice, old-fashioned oats can be your go-to morning staple for filling, healthy breakfasts. Source: EatingWell.com, December 2018

Erin Alderson


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stovetop: Combine water (or milk) and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Microwave: Combine water (or milk), salt and oats in a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir before serving.

  • Top with milk, sweetener, cinnamon, dried fruits or nuts, if desired.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; 3 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 152 mg sodium. 152 mg potassium; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 5 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 27 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;