Heat rolled oats in hot water until softened (a few minutes). Strain. Add butter; fry in skillet until the consistency is between oatmeal and granola. Add candied pecans.
Got an extra packet of hot chocolate powder? Stir it in. Or mix in Nutella for a more powerful flavor and calorie boost.
For a savory breakfast or a super-easy dinner, add scrambled eggs, scallions, soy sauce, and garlic salt.
⇒ Calories per ounce for oatmeal. Add peanut butter (165 cal/ounce) for higher-octane breakfast fuel.