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Healthy Microwave Oatmeal Recipe

Monday, March 12, 2018


During winter days, when I am half awake facing dark mornings, an easy and warm breakfast is all I am looking forward! Making it healthier doesn't hurt either, so for months, I have been fine-tuning oatmeal recipes until I could find an easy, fast and healthy option.

This is the perfect recipe for busy moms! The entire recipe happens inside a mason jar, so by the time you are done eating, all you have to do is place the jar in the dishwasher. If you are in hurry, just close the mason jar and carry your breakfast with you. 

You can also easily customize the recipe depending on what you feel like eating in the morning, or what is available in your pantry. Some days you may add a lot of toppings, some days you want it simple. It really can't get any easier! 

First I boil some filtered water in the microwave in another mason jar, about 2 cups. It takes around 2 minutes. While the water is boiling, I fill two empty mason jars (one for my husband and one for me) with 1/2 cup each of rolled oats and a pinch of cinnamon. You may also add a pinch of salt to your taste.


Carefully, I pour the hot water from the microwave into each mason jar until all the oats are covered, plus 2 inches above. Now it is time to let the jars rest for 2 minutes. During this resting time, I make my morning tea, you could also make coffee or gather the topping ingredients. 


After the oats have swelled, I place one jar at a time in the microwave for 40 seconds to cook. Some microwaves may be stronger than others, so keep an eye so it does not boil over. 


Once the jars have gone through their 40 seconds of cooking, I top the cooked oats with 2 Tablespoons of frozen blueberries. You can use any frozen fruit here. I drizzle some honey on top and mix with a spoon so the hot oats can defrost the frozen blueberries. 



Now it is time for the fun part! Add all the toppings you wish. I usually add to each mason jar 1 Tablespoon of each: Hemp Seeds, Flax Meal or Seeds, Chia Seeds and Unsweetened Flaked Coconut. The last topping is half of a chopped Banana.  I like to keep all the seeds in the refrigerator so they stay fresh.







Have fun with the toppings! You can eat like this or mix all the ingredients in the jar. If you find it is a little bit too dry, add some extra water or coconut/almond milk.

Here are some other ideas you can use:



Yield: 1 person, double recipe for 2 peoplePin it

Healthy Microwave Oatmeal Recipe

prep time: 4 MINScook time: 3 MINStotal time: 7 mins
This is the perfect recipe for busy moms! The entire recipe happens inside a mason jar, so by the time you are done eating, all you have to do is place the jar in the dishwasher. If you are in hurry, just close the mason jar and carry your breakfast with you.

ingredients:

You are going to need 2 mason jars, one to boil water and one to make the oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbs Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 Tbs Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Flax Meal
  • 1 Tbs Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  • Half Banana Chopped
  • Drizzle of Honey

instructions:


  1. Boil 1 Cup of water in the microwave inside a mason jar for 2 minutes
  2. While the water is boiling, fill the other empty mason jar with 1/2 Cup of rolled oats, a  pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. 
  3. Carefully, pour the hot water from the microwave into the mason jar filled with oats, until all the oats are covered, plus 2 inches above them.
  4. Let the jar with oats rest for 2 minutes. 
  5. Gather the topping ingredients while you wait.
  6. After the oats have swelled, place the mason jar in the microwave for 40 seconds to cook. Some microwaves may be stronger than others, so keep an eye so it does not boil over. 
  7. Once the oats have cooked, top them with 2 Tbs of frozen blueberries. You can also use any frozen fruit here.
  8. Drizzle some honey on top and mix with a spoon so the hot oats can defrost the frozen blueberries. 
  9. Place in the mason jar 1 Tbs of each topping: Hemp SeedsFlax MealChia Seeds and Unsweetened Flaked Coconut. 
  10. Last, add the half Banana chopped. 
  11. You can eat like this or mix all the ingredients in the jar. If it is too dry, add extra water or any milk you like. 

notes

Other toppings to try:

Fruits - apple, pear, strawberry, pineapple, peach, plum, raspberry, blackberries, dried cranberries or apricots, raisins, kiwi, pomegranate.

Nuts and Seeds: peanut butter, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, poppy seeds.

Spices: cardamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, dried lemon or orange peel, cloves, allspice, pumpkin spice.
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