Simplify your morning routine by preparing your daily oats in the microwave. Enjoy them with sweet or savory add-ins, like fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or even vegetables, cheese, and a poached egg.
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
|Grain||½ cup||1 cup||1 ½ cups||2 cups|
|Water||1 cup||2 cups||3 cups||4 cups|
|Time||3-4 mins||4-5 mins||5-6 mins||6-7 mins|
Medium Deep Dish: 1 cup
Large Deep Dish: 2 cups
- Add rolled oats to an Anyday Deep Dish. Add water in the proportion listed in the table. Stir and spread oats in an even layer.
- Cook in the microwave uncovered for the time listed, or until the water has been absorbed and oats are tender (try one!).
- Stir halfway through for even cooking and to prevent overflow.
- Note: this recipe is for old-fashioned rolled oats, not instant oats! Instant oats will cook faster.
- Always use an Anyday Deep Dish to cook grains (the water will likely overflow in the Shallow Dishes). Do not cook more than the max quantities listed above.
- To cook quantities not listed in the table, use a oats:water ratio of 1:2.
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Level it Up!
Try these versatile flavor combinations with this cooked ingredient.
Kheer-style: Season the cooked oats with extra milk, cardamom, and some sugar. Top with raisins and pistachios.
Spicy breakfast oats: Top with a poached egg and cooked spinach. Finish with a light drizzle of chili crisp.
Strawberries and cream: Cook the oats with fresh or frozen strawberries, then top with heavy cream and some honey.