Oatmeal is a great filling breakfast, especially in winter, but it can be a bit bland unless you know some ways to make oatmeal more satisfying and, well, exciting (ok, that might be a bit too strong a word).
Top a steaming bowl of oatmeal with a teaspoon and a half of brown sugar for a heartier taste. A sprinkle of cinnamon on top and you're good to go. For a stronger cinnamon flavor, add a small piece of cinnamon stick to your oatmeal as it simmers and it will impart a delicious flavor to your fiber filled breakfast.
Any kind of nuts are delicious is oatmeal but for the most delicious nutty flavor, toast the nuts before adding to your bowl. Toasted walnuts or pine nuts go particularly well with your bowl of oatmeal.
Cheese is not just for grits anymore so go ahead and add a few cubes of cheddar or swiss cheese to make your oatmeal a very savory breakfast.
Add small pieces of banana to your bowl of oatmeal for a bit of a sweeter flavor. Go ahead and toss in some brown sugar too as bananas and brown sugar go really well on top of a steaming bowl of oats.
This one is surprising but a teaspoonful of peanut butter added to your bowl of oatmeal will add a savory flavor and additional protein. If you follow Elvis' tastes, go ahead and add a banana too for a bowl of steaming oats, peanut butter and bananas!
I love my oatmeal plain, but if people want to enhance, you've certainly given them food for thought. HI5
Jseven - Ice cream? Really? Love the idea - I think Gert and I are about to have a treat for breakfast!
Great ideas for oatmeal. I have never thought of peanut butter or cheese. I'm going to try that. Oatmeal is also good with blueberries and honey.
I like the sugar, cinnamon and nuts with a scoop oc ice cream for a real treat!
Some of these sound good. I am not a big fan of oatmeal but can eat it with some add ins. These are great options!
h5 list to add to oatmeal.I think all of them sound good.
My favorite is just add sugar. Love your list of special touches for oatmeal. H5.
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