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How to Prepare Quaker Oatmeal

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How to Prepare Quaker Oatmeal
How to Prepare Quaker Oatmeal

Rich in nutrients such as fiber and protein, oatmeal is a healthy and tasty way to start your day. One of the most recognizable and widely available brands is Quaker Oats, which produces both a quick oats version and an old-fashioned one. As quick oats only save a few minutes of time and lack the flavor and texture of regular oatmeal, stick with the old-fashioned version, also known as rolled oats.

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On the Stovetop

Step 1

Put a measured amount of water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Stir in, slowly, a proportional amount of oatmeal. Follow the proportions on the package.

Step 3

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, then serve.

In the Microwave

Step 1

Combine the proportional amounts of water and oats in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a pinch of salt and stir.

Step 2

Place in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir one more time before serving.

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