Use old fashioned oats for this quick, delicious and very healthful Ultimate Microwave Oatmeal breakfast spiced nice with cinnamon.
1/3 cup old-fashioned uncooked oats (see note)
2/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon light brown sugar, honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon toasted, chopped walnuts (optional)
Place oats and water in a microwave-safe cereal bowl, which has a capacity of at least 2 cups. Microwave, uncovered, on High (100 percent power), until oatmeal is thick and almost all of the water is absorbed, about 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave oven, and stir in cinnamon. Let oatmeal stand until all of the water is absorbed, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Sprinkle brown sugar, raisins and walnuts, if using, evenly over oatmeal. (Stir in or leave on top as desired.) Serve at once.
- Quick-cooking oats become mushy.
- If the oatmeal is still very watery after 1-1/2 minutes, continue to microwave in 30-second increments, stopping between sessions to stir, until almost all of the water is absorbed. Microwaving for longer than 2-1/2 minutes nonstop tends to cause the oatmeal to bubble over.
- Other dried fruits can be added or substituted for the raisins.
Recipe makes 1 serving.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 207; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 46g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 4g
Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit
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