Mixing it Up: Oatmeal

Here are some of my first flavor additions to my easy plain oatmeal

I would also like to add that I have switched from my old method above to making my oatmeal with Quaker’s mixed grains hot cereal.  I make it exactly how it says to on the box. 1/2 cup dry plus 3/4 cup water heated for 1 minute or so.
Still both methods are good ways to prep oatmeal, and if you don’t like real mushy oats do try my afore-mentioned method by following the link above

Flavors:


Fresh sliced strawberries
-I would say that this is a wonderful treat if you can muster up some berries. A great start to the morning.

1 tsp Peanut butter
-Surprisingly you only need one tsp or so to flavor your whole bowl. Peanut butter is very good at sending out its exceptional taste with very little needed. My only note is that it does soak up extra moisture and becomes a bit sticky. Either enjoy the gooey goodness, or compensate with more water.
-This is also good accompanied with a small handful of raisins

Frozen peaches
– If you have fresh peaches or nectarines, use them instead. Put the frozen peaches in before heating, mash slightly and mix.
– this flavor is good, but not the best to be honest. I’m sure it would be worlds better with fresh fruit.

1/2 a Banana and a dash of Cinnamon
-There is something magic about this combo. Microwave the banana slices with a little water first and it tastes caramelized. It is warm, filling, and tastes like desert 🙂

AND…… MY FAVE!

PUMPKIN PIE:

To your dry oats and water add 2 heaping spoonfuls of canned pumpkin. Then add a dash each of cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, nutmeg, and ground ginger.
After cooking, spritz a tablespoon or two of whipped cream on top and savor each bit with a touch of the fluffy or melted cloud.

Savor and enjoy your warming desert-like breakfast!

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