Personally, if I have the time I will prepare steel cut oats but having time like that happens very infrequently! To save time I generally will cook instant oatmeal when the mood hits me. And now that Quaker Oats has perfect portions, having breakfast ready in less than five minutes is now a reality.
Perfect portions is available in two flavors, maple and brown sugar. They are both unsweetened so you can add sweetener as liberally or frugally as you like. I enjoy my oatmeal without sweetener and instead use dried cranberries for natural sweetness and add walnuts for crunch. Delicious!
I plan on having my son try my oatmeal soon - but not on a school day, just in case he decides to veto the idea! It is my hope that he will come to associate oatmeal with the love and warmth of mom on a cold winter morning, just like I do!