Energy Up!

One of the best ways to start your day is eating oatmeal. You don’t have to buy those expensive little packets. Make your own–it is better for you, cheaper and tastes better :). It is so easy, you will wonder why you didn’t think of it before now…vol_1958

There are so many things you can do with oatmeal! I am going to share a few ideas. We will start with the basics:

All you need is oats, sugar (I like brown sugar), salt, and water. And cinnamon because cinnamon makes everything better.
Put 1/4 cup oats ( I prefer old-fashioned but quick cooking is fine too) in a microwave safe bowl. Even though this bowl looks pretty big for oatmeal, you will want a good sized cereal bowl so it doesn’t boil over in the microwave.
Add 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar, a good sprinkle of salt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water. Microwave for 2 minutes.
Add some milk if you like and you have a great start to your day!

I also made some other oatmeal creations just for fun.Here are some of the options I used:

What else could you add?
Basic oatmeal recipe and add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1 teaspoon flaxseed.
Add 1/2 cup water to this…
Microwave for 2 minutes…
My favorite–blueberry oatmeal. Yummy, Yummy!

Next is pumpkin pie oatmeal. Is that legal? I am turning oatmeal into a dessert flavor. Oh yes!

Basic oatmeal recipe, 1 heaping Tablespoon pumpkin, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (if you have it, if not it is fine), sprinkle of pecans, and 1/2 cup milk (or you can just use the water but milk makes it a little creamier…
Microwave for 2 minutes after adding the milk. Milk will boil over VERY easy so you have to watch this one closely. I hate having to clean the microwave…
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. How did that whipped cream get on there??? I guess I will have to make it legal too.

And for the finale….Apple Spice Oatmeal.

Basic oatmeal, 2 Tablespoons of applesauce
Add 1/2 cup water and microwave for 2 minutes. Way too easy!
Bring it on and energy up with Apple Spice Oatmeal! Wasn’t that easy???

For an even quicker morning or while you are traveling, you can put the basic oatmeal recipe in a ziploc bag. When you want to use it, dump it in a bowl, add whatever else you would like and 1/2 cup water, microwave for 2 minutes and you are good to go. What other flavors could you create?


There is no printable recipe. You can write down mine or even better–create your own!!!

1 thought on “Energy Up!”

  1. These are delicious! The store-bought oatmeal packets are so full of sugar. This is a much better alternative. Can’t wait to try the pumpkin pie one (whipped cream included).

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