I am pretty new to eating oatmeal in general. I always hated how "soggy" it was. But I discovered that I just have to make sure I don't add too much liquid and then I can make it nice and chewy. My favorite topping for the longest time was canned 100% pumpkin, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and sliced almonds on the side.
I was eating “pumpkin pie” oatmeal so much I got completely sick of it. I usually end up doing that with my food. I find a recipe I like and then I eat it CONSTANTLY until I never want to eat it again. Then it’s a good long while before I become obsessed again.
So I was searching the internet for what other oatmeal toppings people used. I got really inspired by a “peanut butter and jam” oatmeal I saw. I changed it up and this is what I did.
I started with oats
Then I blended a bit of banana, vanilla, stevia, and water together and poured it on top.
Microwaved it for three minutes, stirred, microwaved another three minutes.
While it was cooking I got my toppings ready.
And what I wanted on the side.
Although I changed my mind and did add the strawberries on top.
It was really tasty! Although, next time I will leave the strawberries on the side. I’m not a big of fan of meals where everything is in together. I like the different textures to stay separate and then it feels like I get more food. Instead of a spoon with yogurt, oatmeal, and fruit on it, I can take a bite of yogurt, then a bite of fruit, and then a bite of oatmeal. Dip my spoon three times instead of one, BAM, triple the food. Yeah I know, I’m a little crazy.
But it’s why I don’t like parfaits. I hate each of those things mixed together. If I eat a “parfait” each thing (yogurt, fruit, granola) is in its own bowl.
And I like any trick that makes me feel like I'm getting to eat more food!
Do you eat oatmeal? What do you top it with? I’d love new ideas!