A few days ago, I was trying to figure out what to have for breakfast. To my annoyance, I couldn’t think of anything that I could make with what I had, so I jumped onto Instructables. Of course, there’s tonnes of things to choose, but, again, I didn’t have the things that were needed. So I made porridge (that’s what we call oatmeal over here in Australia). Of course, since I’m not really the cooking type, I’d never made porridge on my own, let alone in the microwave, so I experimented. This is pretty much the results of my experimentation.
Step 1: Ingredients
For this, you’ll need:
½ a cup of Porridge oats (rolled oats should work as well)
½ a cup of milk (any sort of milk will work, it’s all personal preference)
½ a cup of water
A pinch of salt
I used metric cups for mine, but it doesn’t really matter. Also, you can use the same measuring cup for everything, which should help minimize washing up.
You’ll also need a half-cup measure (or whatever size suits you, really), a microwave safe bowl (I used a Tupperware bowl), a spoon (preferably one you can eat with) and a microwave.
Step 2: Combine and Cook
Combine everything in your bowl and mix roughly. Then, simply cook in the microwave, on high, for 2-3 minutes, depending on your microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
Tip: If you're always in a hurry and want a quick breakfast that you can take with you to work, you can substitute the milk for milk powder and leave out the water. That way, you can put it all in a microwave safe container, take it to work and simply add a cup of water and cook.
Step 3: Eat!
That’s it. Simply top with whatever you like, eat and enjoy.
Tip: The beauty of using a Tupperware container, like the one I used, is that you can mix the ingredients together, then put a lid on it, take it to work and cook it there, which is especially handy if you get up early and/or don't have time for breakfast.