3-Minute Oatmeal Recipes for a Good Morning

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Oatmeal | by thebittenword.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3294687099 via Creative Commons

With about 25 grams complex carbohydrates and about 4 grams of fiber, a one-cup serving of oatmeal is basically enough to get you energized the entire morning while keeping you full till noon. There’s no room for unhealthy brunch breaks or the occasional snacking on sweets even before it’s time for lunch. But the problem with eating oatmeal for breakfast is that it’s not as “hearty” or “fully-flavored” as other breakfast staples like say, a stack of fluffy pancakes with a side of inch-thick bacon, right?

Drool no more. Here are flavorful oatmeal recipes that not only take under 3 minutes to prepare, but also helps you prevent obesity, heart attacks, and diabetes. You’re welcome, world.

Directions for all recipes (yes, this 2-step instructions are what makes these recipes a must-have for rush hour mornings):
1. Combine oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for about 2 minutes.
2. Add all other ingredients. Serve.

Apple Oatmeal | by Summer Jeter https://www.flickr.com/photos/123849057@N05/14071683600 via Creative Commons

Apple Pie Oatmeal
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup milk
½ apple coarsely chopped
1 tsp maple syrup
¼ tsp cinnamon

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup milk
½ banana, sliced
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp peanut butter

Banana Bacon Spiced Oatmeal
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup milk
½ banana, sliced
1 bacon strip, cooked and chopped into pieces
1 tsp maple syrup

Mango Oatmeal | by Kristen Taylor https://www.flickr.com/photos/kthread/3545049577 via Creative Commons

Mango Cashew Oatmeal
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup milk
½ cup mango, chopped
1 tbsp cashews, chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar

Cheesy Oats
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup water
¼ cup grated cheddar
¼ tsp paprika
1 scallion, chopped
pinch of black pepper

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