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


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.



Thank you for reading my blog and allowing me to share my food journal with you. Appreciate everything that you have & be positive, patient and persistent.




  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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