How to Cook Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Are you tired of eating the same bowl of cereals every morning? Do you want to shift to a healthier choice? If you are, then eating a bowl of old fashioned oatmeal will definitely suit for you.

What makes it different from an ordinary or what people may call “instant oats”? Well, first the old fashioned oats have undergone less process compared to the instant ones. On a lighter note, it is safe to say that you get more fibre with old fashioned oats compared to the instant ones. Second with the presence of more fibre in the old fashioned oats, you get great food to eat for breakfast which can make your body function well all throughout the day.

What about if you are in a hurry? Would you still bother to eat bowl of cereals or instant oats? On the contrary, still stick to old fashioned oats. In just a matter of minutes, you will have your breakfast all ready and plus you get the fibre and right nutrients for your body. It might take couple of minutes more compared to the instant ones or cereals but hey! Can’t you just spare at least 5 minutes to prepare a healthy breakfast?


  • desert bowl or microwave-proof bowl
  • water
  • raisins
  • honey
  • strawberries
  • banana slices
  • brown sugar
  • microwave


  1. First, you pour old fashioned oats (half a cup) into a desert bowl or you can use microwave-proof cereal bowl. When you already get use to making this recipe, you will notice that half a cup is more or less at least 1/3 or 1/2 of the bowl, of course this depends upon the shape and size of the bowl.
  2. This is an option which you may or may not follow: add a dash of salt to give more flavour to the oats.
  3. Next, pour water right into the bowl. Be sure the water reaches right on top of the oats.
  4. Then use the microwave to cook the oats. Set it on high temperature for about 2-3 minutes. (The mileage will vary.)
  5. For garnishing and more flavour to the oats, you can top it off with either or combination of the following: raisins, brown sugar, honey, banana slices, strawberries or whatever you prefer.
  6. Serve and chill. Let the bowl of oats get cool for about 2-3 minutes and start enjoy!

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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