I used to buy those little packets of oatmeal in the store and tear them open, dump them in a bowl, add water, and then throw them in the microwave. Many times the water I added would be too much and it would overflow the bowl. I finally realized that I could just make this myself for SO much cheaper (especially since I had a 25 pound bag of oats to use up!)
I make my oatmeal in the microwave because it's fast and easy. I'm busy in the mornings. It keeps me full until lunch (especially if I eat a banana on the side) and it's just over 100 calories (breakdown at the end).
1/4 cup Quick Oats
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon-Sugar (or just cinnamon, if you wish)
1 Tablespoon Honey (I actually was comparing online on My Fitness Pal and using brown sugar is less calories because you don't need as much of it. I use 2 teaspoons of brown sugar as a replacement for honey.)
Small handful of crasins
1/2 cup water
I keep the baking stuff all in one cupboard, so I don't have to open and close a bunch of cupboards.
Nicely thickened, just the way I like. If you add milk or anything else, do it now.
1/4 cup Oatmeal 37 calories
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon 1 calorie
1 Tablespoon Honey 64 calories (or 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar 30 calories)
1/12 cup Crasins 33 calories
1/2 cup Water 0 calories
Oatmeal with Honey option = 135 Calories
Oatmeal with Brown Sugar option = 101 Calories