How to Make Perfect Oatmeal
Our basic oatmeal recipe is quite simple; 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup old fashioned oats is how to make perfect oatmeal!
Basic oatmeal can get boring pretty fast though so here is a little inspiration on some oatmeal add ins to add some new variety to your morning bowl!
Oatmeal Add In Ideas
Blueberries & Cream: Substitute half the cooking liquid with whipping cream or half and half and add ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries with 1 teaspoon sugar per serving.
Cinnamon Raisin: Mix in 1 Tablespoon Raisins, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Sugar and 1 teaspoon butter.
Peanut Butter & Jelly: Mix in 1 Teaspoon Peanut Butter when cooking oatmeal. You can mix in or drizzle the top of oatmeal with your preferred jelly or marmalade.
Apple Cinnamon: Peel and chop a Granny Smith apple and place in microwave safe bowl with 1 teaspoon butter and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Microwave for 1 minute on medium heat or until tender. Mix into cooked oatmeal. May top with a dollop of whipped cream for a “dessert” feel.
Honey Nut: Mix in 1 Teaspoon organic honey and 1 Tablespoon toasted chopped pecans/walnuts or almonds.
Banana Walnut: Mash ½ ripe banana and mix into cooked oatmeal along with 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts.
White Chocolate Cranberry: Mix in 1 teaspoon mini white chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons dried cranberries along with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon butter.
Chocolate Chip: Mix in 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon butter. For added flavor you may wish to drizzle the top with chocolate syrup.
Nutella: Mix in 2 teaspoons Nutella or your favorite hazelnut chocolate spread.
Bacon & Cheese: Crumble 1 Piece Fried Bacon and 2 Teaspoons Cheese into oatmeal. Salt and pepper to taste. Can also mix in fried onions as desired.
Maple Syrup & Prunes: Mix in 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup and 3 chopped Prunes.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut: Mix in 1 teaspoon mini white chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons chopped Macadamia nuts.
Pecan Pie: Mix in 2 Teaspoons Molasses and 1 Teaspoon chopped pecans.
Hot Cocoa: Mix in 1 packet hot cocoa mix (no marshmallows and cook using milk or ½ water and ½ whipping cream. You could also add in Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix.
Chocolate Peanut Butter: Mix in 1 Teaspoon Peanut Butter and 1 Teaspoon mini chocolate chips.
What are some of your favorite add ins? Share your ideas in the comments on how to make perfect oatmeal!
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