Two sticks of butter are rubbed into the oatmeal. Everything sticks to the butter so there is no settling to the bottom.
I'm out of sugar, no white sugar and no brown sugar around here so I used honey instead. I have a few types of honey so I used two, and Lyle's Golden Syrup. I would have preferred brown sugar.
Then raisins, dried cranberries, cinnamon. Oh, also salt.
This works very well. Now all that's needed is water to microwave and then milk when it's finished.