We are not morning people, and unlike our cats, food is not a great motivator for us to rise and shine. Yet, we love breakfast food. We just prefer it as brunch food.
When we are having a good week and make the time to plan our workday breakfast meals, Amanda and I often make a batch of granola or porridge to reheat each morning. Neither of these are too labor intensive, but take a little time. We always forget how incredibly easy and fast oatmeal is to prepare; rolled oats cook in five minutes. I don't know why anyone would ever buy instant oatmeal when home cooked oatmeal mixed with a few simple ingredients is not really more difficult or complicated to make (both just involve boiling water and stirring) and taste better.
Here is our simple oatmeal recipe:
2 cups rolled oats
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
Bring the three ingredients to a boil in a covered pot. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.