Oatmeal

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One of the simplest ways I can imagine to eat whole-grains and fruit all in one. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast meals. It’s quite simple to make and I usually use Quaker Oats instant. Although I have tried several other brands I enjoy the way it cooks evenly and consistent each time. I do change the recipe some. I don’t just use water I add milk. For a happy ratio I use 1/2 water and 1/2 milk as my liquid when I begin the cooking process. I am going to list all of the several ways I cook Quaker oatmeal and ingredients I add-in during and after I cook.

Milk – when I make oatmeal I rarely make the same oatmeal twice because there are so many options

  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • 100% full fat Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Soy Milk

Flavoring – after measuring the milk I add a extract to the milk

  • Vanilla
  • Almond
  • Rum
  • Maple
  • Pistachio
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint

Toppings – this is the most fun when making oatmeal. I know I am going to miss several so please feel free to list your favorites in the comment section

  • Nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)
  • Berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
  • Fruit (peaches, apples, bananas)
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Peanut Butter

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I remember once when I was craving mint chocolate cookies so I added spearmint flavoring to oatmeal and added dark semi-sweet chocolate chips and it was so delicious. But we kept it simple and just added fruit, nuts and berries today. I used whole and almond milk mixed with almond flavoring and topped with bananas, berries and walnuts.

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4 Comments

  1. Mostly Cloudy
    Feb 18, 2014

    Mine is blueberries and almonds. Looks delish!

    • Maggiesaurus Rex
      Feb 18, 2014

      I would have never thought to use almond milk or an extract. Thanks for the idea! I usually just add peanut butter to my oatmeal.

      • Erica
        Feb 18, 2014

        Coconut milk is the best. I occasionally make Tre Leches and use all 3 milks.

    • Erica
      Feb 18, 2014

      Bananas and Walnuts made with coconut milk for sure!

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