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No More Boring Oatmeal!

20 Ways to Turn Ordinary Oats into Something Special


10/2/2015 6:09:50 AM

Have loved oatmeal since I was a kid - it was always breakfast on Thursday! I usually make old-fashioned oats (3 minutes in the microwave!), but made steel cut in the Crock Pot on Sunday. They are good, but can't really see much difference between them and old-fashioned - and they have the same amount of calories and fiber - just a different texture..
8/24/2015 2:06:08 PM

*I much prefer the "steel cut oats". *Just seems to have a much better flavor to me. *Steel cut oats takes longer to cook on stove top SO I do cook steel cut oats in the microwave. *AND, I am only cooking 1-serving! *ADVICE: Use a FAIRLY DEEP bowl because the oats does tend to "boil over". *I put a plate UNDER the "bowl". *THE PLATE CATCHES ANY OF THE "BOILED OVER" OATS AND ELIMINATES THE MESS! ;-) *I even put a paper towel on the plate and under the bowl - even easier to clean up in case of boiled over mess! **HINT: Try adding DRIED CRANBERRIES to the oats when cooking! ;-)
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

AUNA_CALM's SparkPage
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!

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