Oatmeal is good, but I prefer a mixed grain version. I will give you my basic recipe. I vary it depending on what is available in my kitchen or at the grocer.
In a 3 cup bowl (or big enough to prevent cereal from boiling over) add the following ingredients:
- 1/3 cup of oatmeal or mixed grain cereal, currently I am using Bob's Red Mill 5 grain plus flaxseed blend.
- 3/4 cup water (if you use steel cut oats or grain increase water to just shy of 1 cup)
- 1 banana or 1/8 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
- a couple of shakes of cinnamon
Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on high. If water is not fully absorbed stir and heat 1 minute at 50% power (if using steel cut oats or grains heat to 2 minutes at 50%).
Then stir in chopped walnuts, milk, and sometimes I'll add a little protein powder to for a little extra energy.
If any of you have your own favorite version of hot cereal, please share.