The other day I ran out of instant oatmeal but I always have real old fashion rolled oats too; I prefer these for cookies and baking and for the rare occasion that I eat oatmeal. I read the side and found out that I could make the oatmeal in the microwave. It was easier than making instant and tastes so much better that I may never buy instant again.
1/2 C rolled oats
1 C water
1/2 tsp butter
(Microwave for 2.5 minutes)
Add TBSP of brown sugar or agave nectar and 1/4 C of milk
This is a big serving. I usually split it with Hudson or with Reese. So you could make it less. It was so good. Hudson loved it too. I have now been craving Oatmeal and eating it for a good, hardy breakfast. I actually made this oatmeal faster than I could boil the water for instant. I really want to try steel cut oats too but I know they take a lot more time and usually it is time I don't have. I am not a breakfast eater, I have to force myself. So making something quick is great for me.