Not Mushy Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be a delicious, hearty, and nutritious breakfast, as long as you don’t make mushy oatmeal. Win every morning with this easy recipe for Not Mushy Oatmeal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, oatmeal, rolled oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • toppings: cream brown sugar, toasted nuts, dried fruit


  1. Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to boil in a pan. Stir in 1 cup old fashioned oats. Do not use quick oats — too mushy! Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes, covered. The oats will absorb all the liquid and be slightly al dente. No mush.

  2. Serve with desired toppings.