The nutritional properties of whole oats along with the slow burning power of complex carbohydrates (complex = slow burning, more energy for a longer period) makes this an excellent way to start your day.
I like to make my oatmeal in my rice cooker. My cooker has a delay timer on it so I can set it to 7 a.m. and the oatmeal will be ready when I wake up. This is what works on my rice cooker after lots of experimenting and some disasters (don't make too much or it will overflow through the steam valve). I have a Costco Aroma brand (the less expensive one at Costco, I think about $29). It is a 10 cup rice cooker, but I don't recommend making any more oatmeal than 1/2 cup dry.
For the Rolled Oats:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups water (or almond milk, soy milk or other liquid you choose)
Throw in some Quinoa and flax seeds for added protein, antioxidants and vitamin, fiber and Omega 3s (adjust liquids accordingly)
Also, try this recipe for Pumpkin Porridge (Oatmeal)
For the Steel Cut Oats:
1/4 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 Cups water (or almond milk, soy milk or other liquid you choose)
Add all ingredients, stir and set the timer if you're using it. The rolled oats work on the Brown rice setting
You might want to experiment a little with these and your specific model.
Basically I'm using a 1 part Rolled Oats to 3 parts water for the first recipe, and 1 part Steel Cut Oats to 6 parts liquid for the second recipe
If you want to add other things such as dry fruit, fresh fruit, hemp protein, flaxseed meal, experiment first. Some fruit will absorb more water than others and the dried proteins and meal will need a little more liquid as well. Make extra and freeze them.