you also dont even need to cook it. i don't cook it because not only am i lazy in the morning, but i think it tastes better. throw some cold water, Nido, 5 min oatmeal, and lots of your favorite sweetner (honey, fruit, sugar) you have a good lazy breakfast without too many ingredients. its similar to breakfast cereal but takes up less packspace.
not to steal the thread, but does anyone have a suggestion(s) a breakfast cereal that is low volume, cheap, and doesn't get to crummy in your pack? It would do well to replace the normal cold oatmeal which despite sweetener, is still only palatable. I would like something like cheerios, but they take lots of room and have lots of cereal dust. thanks!