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If you thought bowls of oatmeal were boring and bland, you haven't tried them in any of the ways on this list. I agree - oatmeal doesn't have a heck of a lot of flavor, but that's good because you can jazz it up in so many ways that it will never be boring again. There are so many great mix ins that will have you wanting to try new bowls of oatmeal every morning. On top of the taste, oats are a healthy part of your well balanced diet too.

1. Fruit and Nuts

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Bowls of oatmeal can only get better by adding fresh fruit and nuts. Mix and match your favorites for new taste combinations.

2. Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Bananas and cinnamon are two of the tastiest toppers for your oatmeal.

3. Pumpkin Oatmeal

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This would be the perfect way to celebrate the fall season, don't you think?

4. Overnight Oats

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What a genius idea! Mix it all up, put it in the fridge before bed and you wake up to a healthy and delicious meal in the morning.

5. Add Cream

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Cream (or milk) helps cool your oatmeal and gives it a bit of a more pleasing texture.

6. With Dried Fruit

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Any kind of dried fruit adds loads of flavor to your oatmeal. Try apricots, cranberries or raisins.

7. Go for Plain

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Of course there's nothing wrong with enjoying a bowl of plain oatmeal either.

8. Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

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The name says it all. Who wouldn't want to eat a bowl of "pie" for breakfast?

9. Sliced Almonds

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I love sliced almonds on oatmeal. They work really well with dried fruit.

10. Try Some Granola

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Granola is made with oats, so why not sprinkle some on your oatmeal? It adds just the right touch of crunch to your morning meal.

11. Cherry Almond Cookie Dough Oatmeal

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I don't think I could add much to the title. Doesn't this look heavenly?

12. Carrot Cake Oatmeal

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Yum! The carrots give it flavor and a fun orange color.

13. Oatmeal and Quinoa

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Quinoa is a superfood and combines well with oatmeal for a bit of a nuttier flavor.

14. Taste of the Tropics

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For a dose of tropical flair, toss some fresh pineapple into your oatmeal. It tastes great, I promise!

15. A Sweet Treat

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For a small bit of sweetness, try tossing some chocolate chips into your oatmeal.

16. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips

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It sounds like dessert for breakfast!

17. Crock Pot Peaches and Cream

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Slow cooker oatmeal is so easy to make. Peaches and cream is the perfect combination for a sweet and smooth bowl of deliciousness.

18. Warm Cinnamon Apples

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You'll get loads of flavor, but you also get a good dose of nutrients when you add apples to your oatmeal.

19. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

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Turning your oatmeal into a cinnamon roll treat covered with frosting and cinnamon is a great way to start your day.

20. Pumpkin Oatmeal

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It's like pie in a bowl! Perfect for a cool fall morning.

21. Add Strawberries

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Strawberries aren't the most common oatmeal topping, but they sure do taste great!

What's your favorite thing to put on oatmeal? I like cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins. Will you try any of these tomorrow morning?