The oatmeal I adored - McKanns steel cut, in a can - seemed a bit ecologically extravagant, being shipped from Ireland and requiring a half hour of boiling. When Weavers Way, my food co-op, stopped carrying it, I valiantly switched to bulk pack plain old oatmeal. But following online microwave directions produced results which were undercooked and unpleasant.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Now I've come up with a simple method. I pour oatmeal into a large 2-cup bowl and then add water to cover, + a bit more. (If the bowl is too full, it will overflow and create a big mess when microwaved). I leave it sitting and soaking for 15 minutes - or more, if I'm patient - and microwave it on high for about 2 minutes. Then I add raisins and let it steep another few minutes and add all the cinnamon, honey, salt and sugar to give it some taste. Tons cheaper than instant oatmeal with only one small plastic bag for maybe a dozen portions, so very resource thrifty. Cheaper, too, of course and high up there on the healthy charts. Win.win.win.win!