How To Make Oatmeal In The Microwave

how to make oatmeal in the microwave

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Learn how to make oatmeal in the microwave in under 5 minutes. Teach your kids this method and they can make a hot bowl of oatmeal all on their own!



1/2 cup quick oats
1/41/3 cup milk or water *
23 tsp peanut butter
1/4 cup frozen blueberries (or other fruit)
additional toppings optional – chocolate chips, sprinkles, chia/flax/hemp seeds


  1. Put oats and milk in a bowl along with fruit (if desired)
  2. Microwave 1 minute.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and frozen berries.
  4. Add toppings and serve.


*you’ll have to play around with how much liquid you prefer. Some like the oatmeal a bit on the drier side while others prefer it a little more liquidy and creamy. You can start with 1/4 cup liquid and then always add a splash more after cooking.