I cook big batches of steel cut oats, and add any of the following while it's cooking
- replace water with unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk - add cinnamon or a variety of spices (like pumpkin pie spice, but individual ones) - add chopped apples - add dried fruits, chopped (you could do this after it's cooked, too) - add pumpkin or squash (cooked, pureed, or just chopped up and cooked with the oats)
Then I divide it in serving-sized containers and refrigerate or freeze it for later
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I used to hate oatmeal with a passion. Now I am completely obsessed! I add peanut butter and dark cocoa powder. One word: Amazing.
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Cut up fresh fruit and/or peanut butter. I love both strawberries and a banana/pb combination. Apple and pb is decent as well, though I like it better if the apple pieces are slightly cooked before adding in.
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You can put blueberries , strawberries, choco.chips, banana slices, walnuts, .Heck one day I crushed a bacon slice n syrup, that was good.
Make it with nonfat milk instead of water if you prefer a creamier texture. I also give two thumbs up to stirring in a tablespoon of a nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.) after it's cooked.
You don't have to limit your consumption of oats to oatmeal. Put them in your blender, grind them up and make them into a homemade oat flour. You can use it to make things like waffles, oatmeal pancakes, etc. I love waffles made with oat flour! You can also make baked oatmeal, homemade granola (or granola bars), etc. The sky is the limit!
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I add vanilla and cinnamon, apple pie or pumpkin pie spice. Sometimes 1 tsp. of brown sugar or some Splenda. I also like maple syrup (I use a sugar free version, but I know that's not for everyone). I also like to add 2 egg whites after cooking, whipped in really good, for a custardy texture that adds protein. Fruit and Greek yogurt are also great additions. You could also mix in granola and/or nuts.
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