5 Minute Microwave Porridge

Healthy and easy microwave porridge recipe

Do you like Porridge but hate the hassle of boiling milk in a pot and then maniacally stirring the oat milk mixture for an eternity? I feel you! When I try to get out of bed early in the morning that presents me with a challenge that I am not able to deal with yet.

Quick & easy 5 minute microwave porridge recipe served with figs and nuts

But of course there is a shortcut for oatmeal loving people like us. Grumpy people who won’t talk, listen or be decent human beings if they didn’t have their coffee and a proper, fulfilling meal in the morning. Because, let’s be honest. Nutella and toast might be satisfying for the next passing 20 – 30 minutes but after that our tummy wants more. And microwave porridge can give you that more.
It is satisfyingly stuffing thanks to the oats, grains or whatever you want to make it with and will keep you sated until it’s time for lunch. You can make it healthy by adding fruits, berries, seeds or those hipster goji berries (which I am not really a fan of). Or you jump on the f*ck-healthy-train and drown it in maple syrup, chocolate sprinkles and peanut butter. Your choice – I won’t judge you.

Cooking rolled oats in microwave - a healthy breakfast bowl with chopped nuts and sliced figs

Microwave Porridge Recipe & more Inspiration

Of course there’s plenty of ways how to cook rolled oats in a microwave and adjust to your liking. That’s the great thing about it. It never get’s boring. Let me give you some inspiration before we come to the basic recipe.


Keep it simple with (warm) apples, bananas or nectarines or all in by adding some badass mango, pomegranate or papaya. Or have you tried roasted grapes yet? If I don’t feel like using extra sweetener I usually add a squished banane to the oats as they add the perfect, natural sweetness.


Whether frozen or not, they are the perfect supplement for porridge as they give a fruity, slightly sour touch to the meal. I prefer blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.

Milk / Water

It’s totally up to you to use plain water or a plant milk of your choice for the porridge. When I’m craving a more creamy porridge I like to use a plant milk, preferably Oatly* (Barista), my all time favourite because it’s so fresh and creamy.

There are lots of delicious alternatives to dairy milk. Soy milk, almond milk (big YES!), rice milk, coconut milk, oat milk (perfect!) and a lot more.

Peanut butter

You can add peanut butter* straight to the milk and oat mixture before microwaving. Try it, you will love it! Add some banana on top and it’s perfect.

A bowl of porridge served with figs // How to cook rolled oats microwave

Seeds and nuts

Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, pecan nuts, walnuts, poppy seeds, cashews, coconut flakes – all those ingredients will add the final crunchy touch to your porridge.

Apple & Cinnamon

As in this Baked Apple Porridge

Maple Syrup, Agave Syrup, Honey, Dates

We all have a sweet tooth sometimes and instead of adding boring, unhealthy, raffinated sugar why not try one of the alternatives above.

Amaranth, Chia and whatever all those trendy grains are called

Yeah, why not. The taste comes with the other ingredients, why not add some health?

What’s your favourite microwave oatmeal combo? Let me know in the comments : )

A bowl of microwave oats served with chopped nuts and fresh slices of figs

How to cook rolled oats in a microwave

5 Minute Microwave Porridge Recipe
Portionen / Serves: 1 serving
Zutaten / Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water or (plant)milk of choice
  • sweetener of choice (e.g. Maple syrup, dates or raw cane sugar)
  • toppings of choice (fruits, seeds, nuts, cinnamon, peanut butter...)
Zubereitung / Instructions
  1. Mix the rolled oats and the water or milk in a bowl and microwave the mix for 30-60 seconds.
  2. Take the bowl out, add an optional sweetener and some fruit, if you like them to be hot, too (e.g. bananas, apples or frozen berries).
  3. Heat the porridge in intervals of 30-60 seconds and stir it after each round until you reach your desired texture. The rolled oats should have soaked up the whole liquid and should be nicely soft and soggy. Careful with the bowl, it will become very hot.
  4. Garnish with your favourite toppings and enjoy.

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