I’m a big breakfast eater, always have been. First thing I do is make my morning latte (what would I do without my Nespresso machine??) and hop on my computer for a little while. Second thing is make my oatmeal. For many years I have been eating oatmeal with a banana on top as my regular breakfast, but a few months ago I came across this recipe over at Can You Stay for Dinner. I tweaked it a bit so that I could just pop it in the microwave.
This is my new favorite breakfast. I eat this pretty much any day that I’m making breakfast at home, which is most days. It is healthy, filling, easy, and yummy. Good combo right?
You only really need oatmeal, water, and eggs, but I also add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon for flavor.
Grab your bowl, add the eggs, oatmeal, vanilla, and cinnamon (everything but the water).
Stir together until egg is thoroughly mixed with oatmeal.
Add the water and whisk until mixed.
I find that this turns out better if I microwave on a lower power level for a longer time, so I microwave for 5:30 mins at a power level of 6. I like to make sure the egg gets nice and cooked and I feel like the longer time in the microwave helps with this.
On a side note, one time in my morning stupor I was reaching to take the bowl out of the microwave and accidentally stuck my hand in the oatmeal. HOT! I ended up somehow flinging a bunch of oatmeal clear across the kitchen all over the cabinets. Good thing our cabinets wipe down easily :)
When you take it out of the microwave, mix it up. It should resemble regular oatmeal but fluffier. I add a dash of milk to give it a bit of creaminess. I forgot to snap a picture before the milk, so this is after milk.
Add in your favorite oatmeal toppings. I used banana, strawberry, and blueberries for this go round. Getting a bite with banana, strawberry, and blueberry is about the most perfect fruit combo I can imagine.
It reminds me a little bit of the rice pudding my mom makes on occasion. The egg isn’t overwhelming but adds just a little something extra that I really miss when I make plain oatmeal now. This recipe also cuts in half nicely if you aren’t quite as hearty of a breakfast eater :).
- 1/2 cup quick oats (if using steel cut you may need to adjust your cooking times)
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash cinnamon
- 1 cup water
Add eggs, oatmeal, vanilla, and cinnamon to bowl (everything but the water). Mix so egg is thoroughly mixed with oatmeal. Add water and stir until combined. Add a little less than 1 cup water for a thicker oatmeal. I like to add a dash of milk when serving so I make mine on the thicker side. Microwave at 60% power for 5-6 minutes. Microwaves vary, so I would suggest checking half way through.
Other mix ins I’ve tried that are good:
- 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin and a good sprinkle of pumpkin pie seasoning – mix in during preparation and cook as normal
- Dash of maple syrup for flavor and sweetness
- Raisins and/or dates