Combined the oats, milk, cranberries and almonds in a microwave safe bowl or container.
Loosely cover and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir the oat mixture and place back in microwave, loosely covered.
Microwave on high for another minute. Remove mixture and stir.
Test the oatmeal at this point. Depending on the strength of the microwave it may be done or it may need up to another 1.5 minutes.
I love playing around with this recipe. Change out the almonds and cranberries for whatever combinations tickle your fancy...apples and walnuts with a little brown sugar or maple syrup; cream cheese and chocolate chips added after the oatmeal is cooked tastes just like chocolate cheese cake; fresh blueberries and granola.
Personally I really like to have something crunchy in my oatmeal. I also don't like oatmeal that is really slimy or goopy. If you don't like the bit of bite this oatmeal recipe has, add a bit more milk and cook for an extra 30 seconds.
If the oatmeal is not done to your liking, place back in the microwave, loosely covered, and microwave in 30 second intervals. Check the oatmeal each time to see if it is done. It is fairly easy to over cook the oatmeal and end up with a goopy mess!
Make sure to use OLD FASHIONED OATS. Instant or quick cook oats will disintegrate. Plus instant and quick cook oats are so processed that they don't provide the same benefits that the old fashioned oats do.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (197g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 112 (37%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.4g||17 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.1g||16 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.6g|
|Cholesterol 12mg||4 %|
|Sodium 51mg||2 %|
|Potassium 423.2mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38.5g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.7g||27 %|
|Sugars, other 31.8g|
|Protein 11.8g||17 %|
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Calories per serving: 305
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