Thursday, October 4, 2012

Easy Honey Nut Oatmeal

 There are many people out there who can do just fine without breakfast. I am not one of them. No matter how busy or late I am in the morning breakfast is one of those things that must happen for everyone's safety. Otherwise I turn into a mean and scary monster who will only calm down once I have been fed. In order to not have that happen and leave for work on time an easy breakfast is essential. This is one of my favorite go to picks. It's easy and very tasty. You can even make it the night before and just throw it into the microwave before you leave.

To make this honey nut oatmeal you will need:
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of milk (whatever you drink will work)
1/2 water
1 Tbs peanut butter (creamy or smooth is fine)
1/2 Tbs honey, agave nectar or maple syrup

Start with microwavable mug. You could use a bowl or a ceramic mug, but this one fits nicely in the cup holders in my car.

Throw in the oats,

                                                 and the milk

and the water. I don't use quite a full half cup as you can see here. If you like it a little thinner, add more water or milk.

Plop in a tablespoon or so of peanut butter. If you like extra crunch in your oatmeal chopped nuts would be great too. 

Drizzle in your honey or agave nectar here. If you put the peanut butter in first, the honey won't stick to the spoon as much.

If it's not sweet enough for you, just add a little more honey.

Microwave for around two minutes. If you have an insulated mug like this one you may have to watch for a boil over in the last minute.

There, just a little over two minutes to prevent a crazy I need food attack. Try this yourself!


  1. I love oatmeal and eat it several times a week. This will help me mix it up a bit from my normal walnuts, raisins and brown sugar mixture!

    What kind of oatmeal do you prefer to use for this recipe?

  2. You are a genius, Jordan! This is as easy as opening and making those packets of instant oatmeal, only without all the sugar and artificial flavors. I LOVE it!

  3. Thanks, Linda! It's probably not as sweet as a packet of oatmeal but you can add as much honey as you like. Ashley, I so thought of you! I know you are an avid oatmeal fan. I usually use old fashion oats but you can use any kind you like.

  4. I am not very friendly when I am hungry or cold. :) I usually start my day with oatmeal - and it is my favorite go to snack when I am in a hurry. Your recipe looks delicious!