7 Things to Add to Your Oatmeal to Liven It up ...

By Doriean

One great thing about this breakfast staple is that there are a number of things to add to your oatmeal to make it that much yummier. Oatmeal is great year round, but it’s especially nice in winter. If you’re eating it regularly, perhaps try adding yummy things to make your oatmeal new again. What are these yummies, the things to add to your oatmeal? Grab a spoon and let's find out!

1 Blueberries

Blueberries Source: Baked Apple Blueberry Oatmeal Jennifer's
Blueberries are one of the freshest things to add to your oatmeal. Just drop a handful on top of cooked oatmeal and mix them in as you eat. The wholesome oats mixed with the sweet flavor of the blueberries is a great addition to any breakfast routine. The juice from the blueberries tends to spread throughout the oatmeal, giving it a fun purple tint as you eat. Delicious and colorful!

2 Apples

Apples An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so I’m told. Why not add an apple to your morning oatmeal and get that apple out of the way early? Chop an apple of your choice into wedges or little squares – I’m partial to the little squares, so cute! – then add them to your cooked bowl of oatmeal. Such a simple and healthy fall breakfast! Change the type of apple each time for even more variety.

3 Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Recipe for oatmeal on the photo

Oh my goodness, yum! Cinnamon and brown sugar in oatmeal is the ultimate breakfast treat. Mixing these ingredients in on your own sure beats buying the cinnamon and brown sugar flavored packaged oatmeal. When you add cinnamon and brown sugar yourself, you have full control over how much sugar you want to add. You can be sparse for healthier oatmeal with just a taste of sweet, or you can indulge for oatmeal so yummy you’ll lick the bowl. One tip: to make a little bit of cinnamon and brown sugar go further, add them as the oatmeal is cooking. Stir to mix the flavors as the oatmeal cooks. Once you’re happy with the softness of the oats, grab a spoon and have at it!

4 Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey People dream of a land of milk and honey for a reason: it’s delicious! A number of people make oatmeal using water, which is good. But if you haven’t yet, try making your oatmeal with milk and see what a difference it can make. Even adding a bit of milk to oatmeal made with water can make a difference. The oatmeal is creamier and more filling with the addition of milk. Then add a swirl of honey to the top, mix it all in, and enjoy this decadent bowl of goodness.

5 Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup If you have a super sweet tooth, try mixing maple syrup into your oatmeal. Honestly, select any syrup or preserve of your choice. With these heavy ingredients remember that a little goes a long way. Add a swirl of syrup to the top of cooked oatmeal, mix in and enjoy. Make it a fuller breakfast with a side of bacon and fruit.

6 Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream These simply delicious additions to oatmeal make for a beautiful bowl of breakfast. Drizzle cream on cooked oatmeal and mix in, or add cream as oatmeal is cooking. Slice up a few strawberries and lay them on top of cooked oatmeal. Take a moment to admire how pretty the strawberries and oats look. Then gobble it all up! On dreary fall and winter mornings, bright strawberries in your oatmeal can encourage a cheery outlook for the day.

7 Bananas

Bananas This choice is so easy yet so tasty! Grab a banana and slice a few pieces into your oatmeal. Or, dice the banana up for a taste of banana in every spoonful. Bananas, like oatmeal, are healthy, delicious and filling. Adding bananas to your oatmeal is a great way to limit morning snacking because you will stay full much longer. If you don’t use the whole banana, take it with you to work or school to finish up when you do start to get hungry.

There’s no need to have the same ‘ole oatmeal every morning. With all of these options you can switch things up and keep oatmeal interesting all year long! What types of ingredients do you like to add to your oatmeal? Share your tasty additions by commenting below.

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