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WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 950
3/2/13 12:11 A

1/2 cup oatmeal, 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a little brown sugar or maple syrup (usually about a teaspoon of either), depending on what I have handy. I'll add pepitas if I have them, too. Nice, crunch texture.

GOODWITCH333 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/1/13 11:39 P

I use Steel Cut oats that won the Golden Spurtle Award. I add a half cup to 2.5 cups of hot water the night before, put a lid on it and let it sit overnight. The next morning, I bring it to a slow boil and cook it, stirring often with a spurtle until it is thick a gruel. It has such a perfect nutty flavor and creamy consistency that I eat it just as it is...not milk or sweetener, just pure oatmeal.
It was once said that "Oats are what horses eat in England and what men eat in Scotland. The retort is "That is why England has such fine horses and Scotland has such fine Men!"

1SALMON1 SparkPoints: (20,924)
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3/1/13 11:08 P

MMMM oatmeal - one of my favorite things! I buy organic grains; steel cut oats (the whole oat, chopped up tiny); teff; wheat berries; un-hulled barley, etc. Boil water and add the grains; longer cooking grains first, working down to the tiny teff which doesn't need much time. Sometimes I put a bit of cooked grains in a non-stick skillet with peppers, onion &, garlic, season with cumin & chili powder, put on a dollop of yogurt and some salsa (trust me - it's good!) Or put in raisins, nuts, berries, apples, nutmeg or allspice or cinnamon, maybe a little honey. Stir an egg into it while it's cooking to provide protein. Sometimes I make a pot of oatmeal on Sunday and take a small bowl to work with me each day through the week as mid-moring snack or part of my lunch. It's inexpensive, filling, nutritious, and for me it satisfies that carb yearning while providing solid food value

SPORTYLAWGIRL SparkPoints: (11,853)
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3/1/13 10:49 P

Add half an apple diced, half an ounce raisins, half a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

SIBH_K SparkPoints: (0)
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3/1/13 6:06 P

I usually just make it with water but on weekends I may add a tea spoon of honey or splenda!

For a treat- put a few squares of dark chocolate into the oatmeal! Bliss :)

SONICB Posts: 4,378
3/1/13 11:39 A

Usually, I take 1 part oats + 2 parts water and nuke that in a bowl in the microwave for 2-2.5 minutes. Then I stir in 1 Tbsp of peanut butter and half a sliced banana. (I usually just eat the other half of the banana as is.)

ASHLING9 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/1/13 10:43 A

My favorite is mixing a scoop of GNC's Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder (seasonal flavor) with cinnamon into my steel cut oats. It's sooo good...It's like eating pumpkin pie without the crust.

Edited by: ASHLING9 at: 3/1/2013 (10:55)
CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
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3/1/13 10:25 A

I usually just have it with brown sugar. I make it with water and if it's a little dry, I'll add some milk.

CLARK971 SparkPoints: (29,686)
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3/1/13 10:07 A

i like the peanut butter oatmeal recipe on sparksrecipes.

3/1/13 10:04 A

I like having savory oatmeal. I mixed egg whites with the quick cooking oats and microwave. It's very low sugar. For flavor I'll add veggie cream cheese after heating or before heating add veggies like chopped spinach, mini sweet peppers, etc. Very filling and a nice change from the typical sweeter oatmeal.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,389)
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3/1/13 9:57 A

Just finished mine! It was old-fashioned oats with frozen blueberries (I put them in after taking it out of the microwave so I don't have to separately defrost them) and crushed almonds.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
3/1/13 9:56 A

I turn my oatmeal into oat bars for a quick ready-to-eat breakfast. Every week I make a different flavor. This week is Pumpkin Pie Bars. Next week will be Dark Chocolate Orange I think. Last week was Milk Chocolate Caramel Mocha.

SBURDEN Posts: 10,805
3/1/13 9:53 A

splenda, cinnamon and sometimes blueberries

ADALICE Posts: 813
3/1/13 9:07 A

These are my favorites:

I do change up the fruit. I have also reduced (not eliminated) the fat and sugar. Even my husband will eat the first one, which was a huge stride for him!

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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3/1/13 7:45 A

My favourite oatmeal is half quick rolled oats/half old fashioned oats w/ blended banana and milk or almond milk, a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a tablespoon of dark chocolate chips.

I make a ton of different types though and am always experimenting, some of my favs right now are:

A tropical one with mango/pineapple, coconut flakes, walnuts and chocolate whey powder.
Baked peach oatmeal with a crispy topping.
Blueberry oat cake; quick rolled oats/old fashioned oats, blueberries, chocolate whey powder, flaxseed and cinnamon. Then you mush up half a banana and mix it (I sometimes add a tiny bit of water if it's too dry but it needs to be just enough that it's mxed) then you microwave it for 4 mins and it comes out like a blueberry cookie.

GLH1980 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/1/13 7:40 A

I like to chop almonds and dice up apples to top my oatmeal. It gives it a nice texture and flavor.

SHAKESALOT Posts: 1,334
3/1/13 7:02 A

Heat water to boil; turn off, drop in oatmeal(real; not minute); cover, leave sit a minute; add cinnamon or cocoa or both- yummy! Not the gloppy stuff!

LOVEMOUSE82 SparkPoints: (3,788)
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3/1/13 6:55 A

What do you do to fix up your oatmeal to make it yummy.....hopefully without adding too much sugar?

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