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No More Boring Oatmeal!

20 Ways to Turn Ordinary Oats into Something Special

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  • I'm going to try some of these ideas for oatmeal.
  • I make my oatmeal in the microwave and add a sliced small banana. The banana breaks down and stirring it makes the oatmeal sweet. Pat in Maine.
  • I like oatmeal, but cooked much longer, about 30 minutes, guess it is more mushy that way and less chewy.
  • love oatmeal now .. didn't always .. hubs makes it yummy but low in sugar etc
  • I add sugar free maple syrup and it is great
  • I had left over apple cranberry crisp and our visiting granddaughter added some to her oatmeal and loved it. Now I try to keep the crisp made all the time just for adding to our oatmeal.
  • ETHELMERZ
    Any oatmeal you have is fine, no point in gourmet unless you need it to feel "fad like", I guess. I fix eggs on the side, 1 serving of oatmeal never makes me not feel hungry early, need some protein, too. Peanut butter is not enough...... Thank goodness oatmeal is cheap.
  • I make equal amounts of old fashioned oats and steel cut oats and mix them together with hemp hearts. It's got great texture, is very hardy, and "sticks" with ya for a long time. Keeps me from getting the mid-morning munchies. If I want something sweet, I either use powdered Nestle Quik or agave syrup.
  • I am really starting to appreciate having steel cut oats in the morning, now pretty well a habit. Usually with blueberries or a banana. One of the reasons is that it takes some time to cook (10-15 minutes). I contrast this with a bowl of cereal which is virtually instant to eat meaning I can down two or three bowls in a few minutes. If it takes me 15 minutes to cook another helping, I won't do it. I'll just stop there, and that's far better for me. Eating steel cut oats in the morning has enabled us to rid our cupboards of cold cereal which I think is helping with my weight loss.
  • I absolutely love oatmeal on the stove. So simple that it cooks while I am cutting up my fruit. Putting peanut butter in gives me extra protein and deliciousness. Try it with yogurt to the side..dipping each spoonful of your oatmeal concoction into the yogurt. Vanilla works well.
  • I enjoy oatmeal, especially on a cold morning. But....., if I eat oatmeal, I have to have a protein snack around 10:00. Oatmeal does not stick with me.
  • S without meaning to sound like a smart Alec where does plain rolled oats fit in the spectrum that's mostly whats for sale here it just says robin hood rolled oats on the bag . Also am I nuts or am I the only who eats them in a bowl cold with milk and some brown sugar?
  • JANETEMILY
    Have loved oatmeal since I was a kid - it was always breakfast on Thursday! I usually make old-fashioned oats (3 minutes in the microwave!), but made steel cut in the Crock Pot on Sunday. They are good, but can't really see much difference between them and old-fashioned - and they have the same amount of calories and fiber - just a different texture..
  • GRANNYGRUNTZ
    *I much prefer the "steel cut oats". *Just seems to have a much better flavor to me. *Steel cut oats takes longer to cook on stove top SO I do cook steel cut oats in the microwave. *AND, I am only cooking 1-serving! *ADVICE: Use a FAIRLY DEEP bowl because the oats does tend to "boil over". *I put a plate UNDER the "bowl". *THE PLATE CATCHES ANY OF THE "BOILED OVER" OATS AND ELIMINATES THE MESS! ;-) *I even put a paper towel on the plate and under the bowl - even easier to clean up in case of boiled over mess! **HINT: Try adding DRIED CRANBERRIES to the oats when cooking! ;-)

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