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Hey all,.

This is day 2 for me and things are going okay. It may seem stupid, but I'm having a hard time with the oatmeal. Yesterday I had paste that tasted like paste (peach oatmeal), and today I've got Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal soup. What am I doing wrong?.

I'd appreciate any help!.

Thanks,.

Meriayn.

Comments (39)

Sounds like too little water yesterday and too much today. Sometimes the packets vary in how much is in them and that may be the culprit if you're using the same amount of water..

Comment #1

Check the forum for the oatmeal bars, make them much better..

Comment #2

I can't stand to eat the oatmeal like "oatmeal". I mix 4-5 TBS of water into the oatmeal, mix it up until it's a thick consistancy, then I spray a ramekin with Pam, put the mix in and microwave it for 2 minutes. It makes an oatmeal muffin and is soooo yummy!.

Comment #3

I actually like the oatmeal - what I do is add a teaspoon or so of flaxseed meal and use a little less water than is recommended. Also, don't overheat in the micro - stop it when it just starts to boil and do not over-mix it - vigorous mixing ruins the texture, which is questionable to begin with!. I also find if I mix in the water and let it sit for a couple of hours the fruit in the peach and apple cinnamon plumps up nicely..

Some people find that waiting to eat the oatmeal for a few weeks is better - your tastebuds change and it makes the oatmeal taste better..

Comment #4

I love the oatmeal. I just realized I ate my last packet this morning. I always use exactly 3/4 cup of water, stir it to get all the powder dissolved and then zap it for 2 minutes in the microwave and then stir it again. I also like the idea of a muffin, though. Gotta try that!.

Comment #5

The only way I can eat the oatmeal is as a pancake. Tried the oatmeal bars and yuck. 1 pack oatmeal, baking powder, c water and c egg beaters. Mix well and cook like regular pancakes. I use SF syrup or I can't beleive it's not butter spray. Very tasty!.

Comment #6

What you're doing wrong is eating the oatmeal now. It's much better if you wait a couple/few weeks for your taste buds to adjust..

Comment #7

I had the same problem when I first started out with the oatmeal...one day it was a thick nasty paste and the next it was too watery. I make mine using the hot water tab on our water cooler (some office coffee machines have a hot water spout too). I just add the hot water til it reaches the consistency I want. Keep in mind it will thicken up some after youve mixed it up. Thats the only way I eat it, I dont even microwave it at home because the consistency wont come out right.

Comment #8

The consistency really does make a difference. Pasty is better because at least you can thin it out a bit. Pre-soaking for at least 20 minutes before heating improved things a lot for me. I nuke it for a minute, then stir, then 30 second intervals with stirring in between till it almost "boils" over. Then I let it sit a few minutes and stir again. Good luck....

Comment #9

I just add a little under a 1/2 cup of water and micro for 1 minute, stir and eat. I like the oatmeal! Peach and Blueberry, so far.

Comment #10

Another vote for stepping away from the oatmeal for a week or two. Seriously. It will make a huge difference..

I used to eat instant oatmeal decades ago, so I was familiar with what it should taste/feel like. Week 1 - the maple/brown sugar was horrid to me. Week 2- the peach was a little better, but only so so. Week 3 - the apple cinnamon tasted sweeter and was actually ok (as long as I ate all of it while it was still hot). Was it that the apple/cinn actually is sweeter? Nah. I think Freya's right - my taste buds changed and I could pick up on the flavor (yes, I believe there is actual flavor in the oatmeal)..

But I am not brave enough to go back to the maple/brown sugar. I'm sticking with the apple cinnamon. And trying a muffin tomorrow! (thanks for the simple recipe RebelMom).

Comment #11

I have also found that the amount of water you need for the Maple/Brown sugar is less than for the fruit oatmeals. I HATE the maple/brown sugan, but don't mind the others. Didn't like the muffins. I let the fruit ones soak for a good half hour to plump up the fruit bits. Then, I check the consistency, add what water is needed to make it a decent consistency, and nuke away! Also, you need to have a bulldozer and ice pick handy to get the bowl/cup free of the scraps left over!.

Comment #12

I never liked oatmeal before, but the way I make it now isn't bad. Add the least amount of water in the shaker jar, shake up the oatmeal really well and let it soak!!!! I leave mine to soak for atleast an hour. Pour it in a cup, stir it a bit. Then microwave for 60 seconds. Stir again, and microwave for another 20-30 seconds..

Comment #13

Sounds like too little water yesterday and too much today. Sometimes the packets vary in how much is in them and that may be the culprit if you're using the same amount of water...

Comment #14

Check the forum for the oatmeal bars, make them much better...

Comment #15

I can't stand to eat the oatmeal like "oatmeal". I mix 4-5 TBS of water into the oatmeal, mix it up until it's a thick consistancy, then I spray a ramekin with Pam, put the mix in and microwave it for 2 minutes. It makes an oatmeal muffin and is soooo yummy!..

Comment #16

I actually like the oatmeal - what I do is add a teaspoon or so of flaxseed meal and use a little less water than is recommended. Also, don't overheat in the micro - stop it when it just starts to boil and do not over-mix it - vigorous mixing ruins the texture, which is questionable to begin with!. I also find if I mix in the water and let it sit for a couple of hours the fruit in the peach and apple cinnamon plumps up nicely..

Some people find that waiting to eat the oatmeal for a few weeks is better - your tastebuds change and it makes the oatmeal taste better...

Comment #17

I love the oatmeal. I just realized I ate my last packet this morning. I always use exactly 3/4 cup of water, stir it to get all the powder dissolved and then zap it for 2 minutes in the microwave and then stir it again. I also like the idea of a muffin, though. Gotta try that!..

Comment #18

The only way I can eat the oatmeal is as a pancake. Tried the oatmeal bars and yuck. 1 pack oatmeal, baking powder, c water and c egg beaters. Mix well and cook like regular pancakes. I use SF syrup or I can't beleive it's not butter spray. Very tasty!..

Comment #19

What you're doing wrong is eating the oatmeal now. It's much better if you wait a couple/few weeks for your taste buds to adjust...

Comment #20

I had the same problem when I first started out with the oatmeal...one day it was a thick nasty paste and the next it was too watery. I make mine using the hot water tab on our water cooler (some office coffee machines have a hot water spout too). I just add the hot water til it reaches the consistency I want. Keep in mind it will thicken up some after youve mixed it up. Thats the only way I eat it, I dont even microwave it at home because the consistency wont come out right..

Comment #21

The consistency really does make a difference. Pasty is better because at least you can thin it out a bit. Pre-soaking for at least 20 minutes before heating improved things a lot for me. I nuke it for a minute, then stir, then 30 second intervals with stirring in between till it almost "boils" over. Then I let it sit a few minutes and stir again. Good luck.....

Comment #22

I just add a little under a 1/2 cup of water and micro for 1 minute, stir and eat. I like the oatmeal! Peach and Blueberry, so far..

Comment #23

Another vote for stepping away from the oatmeal for a week or two. Seriously. It will make a huge difference..

I used to eat instant oatmeal decades ago, so I was familiar with what it should taste/feel like. Week 1 - the maple/brown sugar was horrid to me. Week 2- the peach was a little better, but only so so. Week 3 - the apple cinnamon tasted sweeter and was actually ok (as long as I ate all of it while it was still hot). Was it that the apple/cinn actually is sweeter? Nah. I think Freya's right - my taste buds changed and I could pick up on the flavor (yes, I believe there is actual flavor in the oatmeal)..

But I am not brave enough to go back to the maple/brown sugar. I'm sticking with the apple cinnamon. And trying a muffin tomorrow! (thanks for the simple recipe RebelMom)..

Comment #24

I have also found that the amount of water you need for the Maple/Brown sugar is less than for the fruit oatmeals. I HATE the maple/brown sugan, but don't mind the others. Didn't like the muffins. I let the fruit ones soak for a good half hour to plump up the fruit bits. Then, I check the consistency, add what water is needed to make it a decent consistency, and nuke away! Also, you need to have a bulldozer and ice pick handy to get the bowl/cup free of the scraps left over!..

Comment #25

I never liked oatmeal before, but the way I make it now isn't bad. Add the least amount of water in the shaker jar, shake up the oatmeal really well and let it soak!!!! I leave mine to soak for atleast an hour. Pour it in a cup, stir it a bit. Then microwave for 60 seconds. Stir again, and microwave for another 20-30 seconds...

Comment #26


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