When I do have time to make oatmeal (sometimes this is in the afternoon or evening), I make extra and throw it in the fridge. The next morning I pull it out, add a little milk or water, heat it up in the microwave, and we're ready to go.
Just follow the cooking instructions for your favorite variety of oats (quick, old fashioned, steel cut, etc).
Oatmeal is good for everyone in the family! All varieties of oats are whole grain. Studies show that oatmeal lowers bad cholesterol while improving intestinal health (read: helps you stay regular) and controlling appetite.
To make super-nutritious oatmeal even better, try one or more of these ideas:
- Make it with milk instead of water for added protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals
- Add your favorite fresh, dried, canned (drained), or frozen fruits
- Add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg
- Sprinkle on a handful of nuts