Oatmeal is a healthy, whole-grain cereal that is both delicious and extremely nutritious. Oats are high in soluble fiber, which has been proven to reduce cholesterol, fight cancer and protect against heart disease. Unfortunately, many people avoid cooking oats in the morning because the process can be too time-consuming. Quaker Oats, however, can easily be prepared using a microwave, which reduces the preparation time dramatically.

Things You'll Need


Old Fashioned Oats

Combine 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oats and dash of salt in your bowl.

Microwave the oat mixture on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

Stir the oatmeal before serving.

Quick Oats

Combine 1 cup water, dash of salt and 1/2 cup oats in your bowl.

Microwave the oat mixture on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Stir the oatmeal before serving.