My friend Eric once said,
"The only people that like oatmeal are those that like raisins and brown sugar."
We figured out a way to make this gray mass worth your while.
1. Buy some quality stuff like Bob's Red Mill 5 grain in a little bag. Less packaging = less garbage bill for YOU, not the planet.
2. Boil water, add the oatmeal. This is common. Leave it a little soupy, but let most water boil out.
3. Add everything in your pantry. A tilt of vanilla, clock of coconut shreds, spoon dash of malt powder, sliced fresh strawberries, shredded mint, frozen blueberries, and a tiny bit of half and half. Finish it with a squeeze of honey.
That's how you make oatmeal, Boulder. And yes, it does contain gluten. Eat it.
Side note- thanks for the spinach and mushrooms Sabina. They were delicious with scrambled eggs on toast when my maternal unit ran off to the Rockies game with -still- ZERO food in the house.