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  1. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 28, 2011

    Before I switched to making stovetop oats, I’d microwave in 1 minute intervals and stir each time in between. I think that helped from having any explosions. Although I always use old fashioned oats not quick oats so I’m not sure.
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  2. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    December 28, 2011

    Yum! I need to get some more produce pronto because your oats look totally tasty ๐Ÿ˜€

    I always cook my oats on the stove at home so I don’t have any great tips, unfortunately!!!
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  3. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    December 28, 2011

    How long do you microwave those oats for? I do mine for a minute and if the bowl is big enough, I never have a problem with overflow. So…bigger bowl! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. michelle
    December 28, 2011

    I am crafting up a half marathon PR plan right now and looking to incorporate some track sessions into it. The weather here hasn’t been that cold lately but people keep warning me that Germany can turn ugly (really cold) any day so I’m just crossing my fingers.
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  5. Kara
    December 28, 2011

    I would loveeee to have a nice 50 degree running morning! I’m so envious! I hear you on the “just not feeling it” though. I’ve had so many runs like that…way to stay positive though ๐Ÿ™‚ as for the oats; I have no secrets! I just cover the bowl with a paper towel, haha.
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  6. Shannon @ Mon Amour
    December 28, 2011

    It’s in the low 50’s in Maryland too. I’m hoping it cools down some and we get some snow soon
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  7. Cait’s Plate
    December 28, 2011

    I haven’t had a good bowl of hot oats in FAR too long! I need to make that happen! Sorry you got the cold weather! It’s actually been somewhat mild up here in the northeast, we switched I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Lauren
    December 28, 2011

    I, pretty much, only use the stove now but my husband makes his single serving microwave oats in a huge mixing bowl. Bonus is the room for tons of extra toppings!

  9. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    December 28, 2011

    I felt the same way today- my legs just didn’t want to run! When I make oatmeal in the microwave, I usually just keep an eye on it and stop it every time it threatens to boil over. Otherwise I put a plate on top of the bowl, that helps reduce some of the mess!
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  10. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    December 28, 2011

    get the largest bowl possible. Also? Just heat water in a glass measuring cup and add to the oats.
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  11. Eleanor Burns
    December 28, 2011

    I need to try the pears & cinnamon in my oatmeal. Looks good!

  12. Karen @ Run Shop Travel
    December 28, 2011

    The only way I stop oats from overflowing in the microwave is keeping a close eye on them and stopping to stir every 5-10 seconds near the end of their cook time! A bit of a hassle but so worth it!

  13. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    December 28, 2011

    I wasn’t feeling my run yesterday either. Looks like our legs aren’t ready for the holidays to be over haha. I just use a bigger bowl for microwaving my oats, otherwise they’ll explode all the time. I also wish it was a cool 50 degrees here. After so many days in the 20s-40s, 50s is t-shirt weather for running!
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  14. Dori
    December 28, 2011

    My oats don’t explode if I don’t overcook them. Less time in the micro!
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  15. Sarah
    December 28, 2011

    I cannot figure out how to keep the oats from exploding – my co-worker makes his oats each morning in a giant tupperware, and says the high sides keep them from exploding. I say, the high sides make it harder to get out all the oats! Instead of microwaving, I’ve started boiling water in my electric kettle and then letting my oats sit with the hot water while I get ready (at home, not in the office, ha!).
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  16. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    December 28, 2011

    a very tall bowl!
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  17. Jana
    December 28, 2011

    I usually microwave for a minute, stir, and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds at a time while keeping in eye on them. I also find that sprinkling a pinch of salt in the liquid before microwaving helps, like adding salt to a boiling pot of pasta water helps prevent spill overs!
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  18. Michelle
    December 28, 2011

    I do my oats for 3:30 (1/2c oats, with 1c total liquid) microwave at 40% power. No more overflow! Amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I heart oats!

  19. Shelley
    December 28, 2011

    My tip: do the seaparate 1 minute, then 30 second microwave segments and then cover with waxed paper instead of a paper towel- that way you can scrape off any explosions and eat them! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  20. Alyssa
    December 28, 2011

    Make your quick oats as you’re supposed to but instead of putting it in the microwave for the full time all at once, break it up into 1 minute intervals and stir inbetween. I find quick oats cook best in the microwave with 1/3c oats to 2/3c water, microwave for 1 min. Take out, add another 1/3c water or milk and microwave for 1 more minute.

    I’m a quick oats microwave expert +4 years of microwaved oats almost every day for breakfast!
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  21. Angela
    December 28, 2011

    I’ve never had my oats explode. I nuke mine for 2 minutes without any breaks. Just make sure you use a deep enough bowl.
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  22. Jamie @ Don’t Forget the Cinnamon
    December 28, 2011

    I’ve never tried microwaving oats so I have no tips to share but your topping selection looks delicious!!
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  23. Liz
    December 29, 2011

    I used to have a problem with not exactly an explosion, but the oats running over the bowl. I bought a small plastic ‘pan’ (the Micro Cooker) from Pampered Chef that’s larger than any of my bowls & it works wonders because there’s plenty of room for my oats ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Liz
      December 29, 2011

      Oh, and the pan was only $8.50 for the small & $11 for the large (which I just bought since I liked the small so much so that I can make a couple of batches of oats at once). Sorry – not trying to offer up a PC marketing campaign here – I don’t even sell the stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Emily
    December 29, 2011

    Sigh. I am a little jealous that a cold run for you is low 50s. Lol. My run this morning was in the 20s! And it was not easy or fun. Legs stay cold for a LONG time.
    I have no oats secrets. I am always failing at the oats in the microwave.
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