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No More Boring Oatmeal!

20 Ways to Turn Ordinary Oats into Something Special


4/14/2015 10:49:41 AM

Oatmeal for breakfast just leaves me hungry all day.

I always have eggs and fruit or vegetables for breakfast instead.
3/30/2015 10:43:48 PM

Great ideas! I like to either add an egg while I am cooking quick oats in the microwave, or add raisins. Be sure and break the yolk, and that it's heated through and firm, before you eat it. I make a crater in the oats, add the egg, then add just enough water until the water level is just to the egg. That only takes about a minute and it's really good.
7/10/2014 8:31:24 AM

I add a healthy dose of cinnamon to my oats before cooking, don't stir. & they cook up in the microwave wonderful!
5/13/2014 10:42:25 PM

Living in Canada means oatmeal with maple syrup. If you haven't tried it (with blueberries, raw sunflower seeds, cinnamon, etc. etc.), well, you must!
11/18/2013 6:13:44 AM

MARION-S's SparkPage
I add a tablespoon of natural peanut butter to mine each morning. I put a spoonful in the bottom of my bowl and pour my hot oatmeal over it. It's additive !
11/17/2013 1:33:43 PM

SWAMSER's SparkPage
I like apple cinnamon. I cook for one and do not like opening a large jar of applesauce or bottle of apple juice. I use the one snack pack size applesauce. I also buy the toddler size juice boxes, 6 oz., and will replace part of water with juice for apple flavor.

also, try sugar free pancake syrup instead of maple syrup
8/28/2013 8:19:50 PM

Love oatmeal! I have a bowl most mornings. Quick to fix and delicious. And funny enough my dear mother would, as a child, practically have to force me.
8/28/2013 8:15:17 AM

Quaker now has "perfect portion" with no sugar, LOVE IT. I add 1 1/2 TBLS Peanut butter, ups my protein, and OH so good!!! YUMMMMM, eating breakfast now!
8/27/2013 8:19:43 AM

I remember, as a kid, Thursday mornings were always oatmeal days. My Mom had to cook them on the stove. (It was the 60's!) I use the microwave; old-fashioned oats only take 3 minutes! It's true, they can boil over easily in the microwave and make a mess, the trick to avoiding this is to use a wide, shallow bowl (like a soup bowl) instead of a regular cereal bowl.
8/27/2013 8:09:35 AM

I sometimes mix in a flavored protein powder with my oatmeal.
8/27/2013 12:21:17 AM

I love steel cut oats. They have a firmer texture and nutty flavor that keeps me full till lunch. Yum!
6/17/2013 9:01:36 AM

I love oatmeal and this article gives some good ideas/recipes for fixing it. I might try making some steel cut oats ahead of time and freezing them for future breakfasts.
6/2/2013 7:58:17 AM

LINDS1221's SparkPage
Try Country Choice oatmeal. Good stuff!
5/12/2013 7:35:20 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
I tried oatmeal but I just can't handle it.
2/3/2013 2:53:18 AM

I eat oatmeal every day. We call it porridge here in the UK. The easiest way to make it is in the microwave. It means you can still use the unprocessed variety but it doesn't take as long and you don't have the saucepan to deal with! I use half a cup of oats per person to 3 cups of milk and water (in any ratio you like). Make sure you put everything in a big enough container. Microwave on full power until it comes to the boil. That's about 2 minutes for one portion. Then leave it to stand while you go and have a shower, walk the dog, etc. Microwave again to heat and its ready. It takes some experimenting until you get the timings right because it can easily spill over the dish. People also prefer different consistencies. But once you have worked it out its so easy and quick.

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