View Full Version : oats overflow in microwave

06-30-2007, 02:29 PM
do you have any tricks to make them? I just use a huge bowl to do it.

because i like dem hot and throw frozen berries in to melt.

like they get to hot and froth over the side of the bowl.

The Director
06-30-2007, 02:32 PM
put alittle less water.

06-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Watch the microwave, and when they're about to explode, take them out. If they're too runny, stir them up, let them cool for a minute, and stick them back in. They won't overflow if you take them out first...

06-30-2007, 02:41 PM
yes yes watch the microwave... when it starts comming up that's usually air.

take it out real quick.. give it a quick stir and pop it back in.

06-30-2007, 02:56 PM
I'm more a fan of adding way too much water, so much that I can just kinda drink the oats, just faster and easier to me.

06-30-2007, 03:30 PM
get a bigger micrcowave safe bowl

06-30-2007, 03:30 PM
my mum gets angry that they are too big to clean.

06-30-2007, 03:45 PM
make the steel cut on the stove...

06-30-2007, 04:04 PM
or buy quick oats. (in the tub not the packets) i got sick and tired of it overflowing.

06-30-2007, 04:56 PM
make the steel cut on the stove...


I just started eating the Steele Cut and they are good....takes a while to cook but it's work it.

06-30-2007, 06:15 PM
Heat the water in the microwave, then add the oats stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes,


06-30-2007, 06:28 PM
i have the same problem w/ my cream of rice also, everytime i cooked them they over flowed until one day i got really pissed at it lol and started yelling when my mom was like why don't you just put a plate under the bowl, then if it over flows just scoop it back in the bowl...i felt like and idiot because the fact didn't i think of something so simple to fix it?!

Leslie :)

06-30-2007, 07:01 PM
i would suggest using a kettle instead

personally I grind up my oats, i use
80g grinded oats
1 scoop protein powder
1 tbspn fat free jello pudding mix
1 sugar twin
i add the boiled water from the kettle to that slowly, stiring it to make sure it is all absorbed. it takes a little bit to soak it all up. then i use
1 tbspn peanut butter and melt it in a small bowl in the microwave for 50 seconds on high and stir it in to the oatmeal. i think it tastes amazing

06-30-2007, 07:03 PM
i find that when you just turn the microwave off for 2 seconds it sinks back down, and you can continue

but ideally just use a bigger bowl

06-30-2007, 07:49 PM
I never cook oats. I used to eat it out of a bowl with milk like cereal. Now I just mix it in with a shake once in awhile...

06-30-2007, 09:47 PM
haha... yea... unfortionatly, unless you use a huge bowl, you'll need to watch the oats during the last minut of cooking...

06-30-2007, 09:58 PM
cover the bowl?

06-30-2007, 10:50 PM
put your oats in a blender and grind em up real good almost into a powder. pour that into a big shallow dish. use less water than usuall, mix in splenda, vanilla extract, and pieces of fruit if you want. put this in the microwave for about 5-10 min, depends on how much water you use. when its done flip the dish over and you should have a solid oatmeal cookie. its great for food on the go

06-30-2007, 11:18 PM
my mum gets angry that they are too big to clean.

Please tell me you are not actually 26. Do your own ****ing dishes.

06-30-2007, 11:34 PM
Please tell me you are not actually 26. Do your own ****ing dishes.

hahaha...anyway, try using a little less water bro, but don't stare into the microwave up close, it's very bad for your brain =(

07-01-2007, 02:49 AM
I would try a lower power setting ie medium and cook for longer, not on high. Worked for me.

Jules Verne
07-01-2007, 04:12 AM
I used to think the micro was the easiest way to cook rolled oats, but now I always do them on the stove. Once the water/milk is boiling, just turn to simmer and wait a few minutes.

Seriously, it takes maybe a couple of minutes longer, but you can do something other than staring at the microwave for that time. And they will not cause such a mess and if you put on low in a non-stick pan, they wont burn if you forget to stir either.

ab-swing asianbabe
07-01-2007, 04:28 AM
Blender + boiling hot water is the way to go.

Put the kettle on while you throw some oats in a grinder, I use a magic bullet thing, pour over and stir, then add in your other things like whey, fruit cinnamon whatever.. takes 2 minutes, zero mess. I do this every morning, very little to clean afterwards as well.

If you have time to cook it over the stove though, it would taste a lot better, but try it my way, quick and easy!