Sometimes basic is better. At breakfast, that can certainly be the case. These easy oatmeal recipes teach you the basic methods so you get creamy, tender oats every time. The flavorings and toppings are up to you. Source:, 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 for 1 minute. 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 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir before serving.

  • Serve with your favorite toppings, such as milk, sweetener, cinnamon, dried fruits and nuts.


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; total fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.5g; sodium 152mg 6% DV; potassium 152mg 4% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fiber 4g 16% DV; sugar 1g; protein 5g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; folate 20mcg; calcium 27mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 42mg; thiaminmg.