What’s the best way to pep up simple oatmeal?

Stacey T.
Soak them overnight in the fridge with almond milk, honey, chia seeds, a pinch of cinnamon and raisins. Lasts for two days.

Ben U.
Add favorite fruits, nuts, yogurt, nutella or peanut butter. The possibilities are endless. I enjoy bananas and blueberries or apple and cinnamon!

Lisa C.
I love to add coconut shreads, (the large wide ones) when my oatmeal is cooking. When it’s close to finishing I add dried cranberries or raisins or cherries just to soften. To serve I sprinkle chopped almonds or pecans, some chia seeds, and/or whatever crunchy stuff I might have… sunflower or pumpkin seeds or granola. Instead of dried fruit, fresh fruit is great. My grandson loves some nut butter added when cooking with bananas at the end. Maple syrup is my sweetener of choice and nut milk to finish. Thee are so many options… I use my imagination and whatever I have on hand. I hope that helps!

Felinta Z.
My favorite is adding diced dried plums, walnuts, and banana. The plums add fiber to keep me full longer, the walnuts add some protein and texture, and the bananas add some natural sweetness. I usually top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon too.

Urte O.
We like to add cinnamon, a little honey, and frozen berries or other fruit. If you add the frozen fruit toward the end of the cooking time, it cools it off a little and thaws the fruit at the same time. It’s also good with sliced bananas and peanut or almond butter.

Teresa X.
I like to do them with milk. When the milk is hot you add the oats and starts mixing slowly until it has the consistency you prefer. Then add some cinnamon on top and maybe some fruit.

Ma Line Y.
I use 1 cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice added to 1 cup of water when cooking my oats (1/2 a cup oats). Then I add 1 orange cut up and a couple of spoons of greek yogurt ontop once cooked. Yum!

Leslie T.
Honey, maybe some cinnamon and any fresh fruit! I choose strawberries, banana and raspberries. I use soy milk to give it some extra flavour too!

Math O Y.
Take 4 table spoons of oats in warm milk. Add 8 almonds and 1/3 rd tea spoon of flaxseeds. Make sure the almonds are soaked. Just put them in cup of water every night to be eaten at breakfast.

Benifits :
1. Oats have well balanced nutritional composition and are rich in anti oxidants, fibres and proteins and low on sugar.

2. Almonds provide vitamin e, calcium, magnesium, protein, potassium and fibres. If possible, peel them before eating.

3. Flaxseeds provide healthy omega 3 fats alongwith proteins, fibres and minerals.

Overall, this oat breakfast is fulling, nutritious and hardly takes any time to prepare. Go for it!

Karl Werner Y.
I find it good with plain yoghurt & honey. But people use cinnamon & fruit & nuts & all sorts of different mixtures – have a look on Google …

Marius Z.
Oatmile, some nuts, dried cranberry, chia seeds, cinnamon, chopped chocolate with big percent of cocoa, and some cocoa. Pour boiling water, let it rest 3-4 minutes and enjoy 🙂

Willard J.
I make outmeal for my wife and daughter every morning. Here’s my process:
Mash 1/2 banana until it’s good and soupy. Add 2 tablespoons of no-sugar added peanut butter. Add 1/4 cup oats. Boil 1/2 cup milk and pour over top. Mix and eat! Sometimes we add cinnamon too at the end.

Ethan A.
Fresh fruit of your liking, I tend to get a bit naughty with this one as i add spoonful of chocolate spread, like nutella or other. I suppose you can use peanut/other nut butter instead.

Phillip W.
I've been having fun figuring out ways to pep up my plain oatmeal, besides my usual dash of cinnamon and handful of walnuts. Some exciting and tasty combinations I've found: (1) Cook the oatmeal with a teaspoon of vanilla, a small dash of cardamom, and diced apples — with a few drops of real maple syrup, if the apples don't make it sweet enough. (2) Set up "overnight oats" in milk with 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries; pineapples for sweetness (fresh or unsweetened canned/frozen); a dash of nutmeg. (Also great hot.) (3) Overnight oats in water with chunks of oranges and mango, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, cinnamon to taste, and honey for sweetness; served with unsweetened Greek yogurt. (4) Hot oatmeal cooked with fresh cranberries; unsalted pumpkin seeds/pepitas stirred in with honey to taste, served with milk (walnuts instead of pepitas are also great). (5) Hot oatmeal cooked with 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with 1 to 2 tablespoons real maple syrup, frozen raspberries or cherries, and walnuts; served with milk or a dollop of Greek yogurt for protein. (6) Oats soaked in water overnight (they're easier to digest when cooked or soaked in water); blended as a smoothie with cocoa powder, unsweetened pineapple for sweetness, peanut butter for protein, and a little milk for creaminess (can also add maple syrup to make it really sweet, but the cocoa is tasty when it's a little tart). (7) A brave one: overnight oats blended into a smoothie with 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, peanut butter, maple syrup for sweetness, and cooked lentils for protein! – You can add ice to any of the smoothies if you like them very cold; I like the coolness to simply come from cold ingredients or frozen fruit. Have fun!

Ivan E.
i actually use a whole banana, cut apple add kiwis a little almont and chia seed and i eat it with a cup of black coffee or notmal black tea (without any sugar)

Rosa G.
Overnight !! Get a few Mason jars and fill with half cup of oats. Add nuts and fruit if desired. Fill with equal parts almond milk or regular milk. Place in fridge and you are set. The oats soak up the milk overnight. Add more milk in the morning and you are set to go.

Jane F.
Raspberries, chunks of mango, a little bit of honey and a few blueberries. And a bit of banana perhaps…. fruit basically!

Bastian U.
Add nuts, crunchy seeds, soft fruits like banana and berries, crunchy ones like apples or pears, dash of honey and a pinch of cinnamon if you feel a bit festive! I'd even squeeze some lemon if am adding blueberries to my humble oatmeal porridge.

Angel Z.
I prefer cold meals. So I add chai tea to rolled oats. I leave it in the fridge overnight and it's ready to eat when in the morning. Or you can wait about 3 hours.
You can add fresh toppings to your oatmeal. But the topping you choose add calories. Make it fun.

Henry J.
I just cook regular oatmeal with half a and half almond milk and water. As it get the perfect texture and consistency I add frozen blueberries.

Frozen blueberries at better than fresh ones as they, at least compared to globally produced far traveling ones, contain more nutrients.

I add close to a fistful of walnuts, 1,5 teaspoon of peanut butter, some jam and my choice of milk. Consider using a vegetarian alternative!

Bon Apetit!

Isabella U.
I like overnight oatmeal. A little bit of salt, almond milk, yogurt or skim milk. Add dried or frozen fruit and thow it in the fridge. Its an easy breakfast to grab on your way out the door

Anthony O.
Add all or any off the following, honey, blueberries, walnuts, raisins, ground cinnamon,ginger amd/or some ground flaxseed

Nikolaos Z.
I add health food muesli, raisins, nuts and seeds, cinnamon as an anti-inflammatory, or fresh berries, frozen berries or even unsweetened coconut shreds!

Amelia Y.
1 dl oats
2,5 dl water
1 teasp. salt
2 teasp. vegetable oil

Put them all into a bowl the night before. Put the bowl into the fridge. Microwave the bowl in the morning for 2-2,5 minutes and let it sit for 15-30 minutes while you're doing other morning (or whatsoever) routines.

Ida U.
Here are some suggestions: Greek yogurt, chia seeds, almonds or other nuts, raisins, dates, and other dried fruit, pepper and salt.

Vivan E.
Pour some oatmeal in a bowl as you heat up water. When the water boiles pour into the oatmeal and mix till you have the right consistency

Gustav B.
Pep up simple oatmeal; once cooked, add frozen blueberries, this will cool the oatmeal and warm up the frozen berries. Yummy.
Another option, cook diced apple in water for 10-15 minutes until just softening add to warm oatmeal with an equal part sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Salvador J.
By leaving it overnight drenched in the liquid of your choice. Add the desired toppings such as fruits or nuts you would like to have when it's ready to eat in the morning. No fuss to light up the stove and additional dishes for the beginning of busy days