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TAMPATINK67 Posts: 3,800
1/18/12 9:31 P

The above link is a "clean eating" website with whole ingredients - no processed stuff...

She was getting bored w oatmeal and undertook a challenge to come up with 365 recipes so she could eat oatmeal everyday and never have the same bowl twice.

I'd go w almond butter and dark chocolate shavings - if I was going to eat oatmeal!

MSGNOME Posts: 555
1/16/12 9:46 P

I like oatmeal with peanut butter.

I used to make 'pumpkin pie' oatmeal with mashed turnip/sweet potato and brown sugar. If you have actual pumpkin lying around that would be ideal.

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1/16/12 2:31 P

I just use cinammon and a bit of stevia ...... sometimes a bit of grated apple

1/16/12 1:55 P

I love peanut butter and fat free milk in my oatmeal.

YOGINILMT Posts: 309
1/16/12 11:14 A

I love chopped pecans in oatmeal!
Also, I like to add a pat of butter and some jelly. Then it's like toast is a bowl!
Sometimes, I'll use peanut butter instead of regular butter. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a bowl. lol

1/15/12 4:18 P

For me oatmeal is so alful.

Only two ways to make it good

make a cookie out of it or toss it away ha ha

honestly two foods i can not eat is oatmeal and milk ugh

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1/13/12 8:39 P

I add a splash of Vanilla and a little honey, then top with a sprinkle if uncooked oatmeal for texture.

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
1/13/12 10:13 A

Have you tried steel cut oats? It has a nuttier flavor and much heartier texture than regular oatmeal. If I add anything, I'll add honey or ground flax seeds.

HMKITTEN Posts: 458
1/12/12 2:19 P

I have also found that cooking the oatmeal with milk (either dairy milk or non-dairy subs) makes it much better and creamier, plus adds protein.

For sweetener I use liquid stevia, so that just a few drops is good for a whole serving without making it taste funny. I also like to add chopped pecans and craisens to mine as well. Dried fruit goes well in oatmeal, especially if you cook it with the oats.

Happy Oating!

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1/12/12 2:46 A

I add chopped apricots and use raw sugar to add flavor. A small amount of raw sugar seems to add big flavor. I sometimes add in chopped nuts and my daughter likes flaked coconut in hers.

SYDNEY_GAL Posts: 1,609
1/12/12 2:22 A

When adding flavour to oatmeal, I usually focus on nutrition and use foods which add protein, fibre or healthy fat

If you like using peanut butter. try also cooking banana slices with the oatmeal. Yummy!

And if you want the oatmeal extra creamy, stir in a couple of Tb of low-fat greek yoghurt. It's a good source of protein and calcium :)

Edited by: SYDNEY_GAL at: 1/12/2012 (02:31)
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1/11/12 11:42 P

ugggh that is something that is hard for me I cannot stand honey, even the smell.

But that link that was posted was great! I have found a way that has made it SOOOOO good that I want it every morning which is amazing!

peanutbutter, vanilla and some cinnamon!

1/11/12 10:52 P

I agree with the above... try honey too... its still going to have that "blah, i'm oatmeal" taste, but at least it wont be as bland.

1/8/12 5:17 P

You can add fruits, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, syrup, canned pumpkin, milk, applesauce, etc.
There are some good ideas in these threads:

Edited by: CLOBBERELLA at: 1/8/2012 (19:12)
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1/8/12 2:47 P

How in the world do you make oatmeal good!? I love oatmeal but like the packages of fruit flavored and what not... but I bought a big ol' thing of just old fashioned whole oats, it was cheaper and I am assuming better then the little flavored packets...

This morning I added banana in it and I just can't do banana. I am super sensitive / allergic to it plan, so I thought in oatmeal it would be okay... but it isn't, it made me so sick. I also added a couple packets of sugar (splenda like)...

But it was just, uuugggh, BLAH!

so what do you all do/use/add?

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