Oatmeal Overview

Remember how I told you I was going to learn to like oatmeal? Well, after many experiments I think I will finally be able to incorporate it in my daily diet.

[In no specific order, just the order that I ate them.]

Banana Oatmeal

The verdict? Not my favorite. I discovered I cannot do hot bananas. Something about the texture and intense richness caused me to only get through 3/4 the bowl (and that was with a lot of pep talk).

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I stilled used this recipe (love the protein content!) but  substituted apple chunks for the banana and added cinnamon.

The verdict? Much better than the banana oatmeal. The apples and cinnamon caused it to have a faint taste of apple pie and the taste was so much better without the bananas.

Sugar Cookie Oatmeal

(with an apple on the side)

I made the recipe a little different by not adding sweetener or salt and adding an egg white for some extra protein. I also cooked it over the stove instead of the microwave.

The verdict? Very good. It didn’t have as much of the sugar cookie taste as I wanted but then again, who can eat a whole bowl of sugar cookies at 6:30 AM? Overall, quite yummy and filling.

Peachy Cream Overnight Oats

(Please don’t judge the oats by their look)

This was a little recipe I made up one night when I knew I wasn’t going to have time to make hot oats in the morning.

1/3 cup oats

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup yogurt

4 peach slices

1/2 TBSP ground flaxseed

1 packet Truvia (or sweetener of choice) or 5 drops liquid Stevia

A sprinkle of Cinnamon

Directions:

The night before, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Place air tight lid on top and place in refrigerator.

In the morning, take out and let sit for 10 minutes (to take the chill away). Stir and eat.

The Verdict? I like hot oats better. :) The combination was good, but I just can’t get over the soggy-ness of cold oats. Next time, I am going to make it hot and I’m sure it will taste much better.

Oatmeal Pancake

I used this recipe, topped it with maple syrup and enjoyed it with a cup of milk and an apple on the side.

The verdict? Delicious. But then again, what isn’t delicious when topped with maple syrup? This is definitely my new favorite “quick” pancake recipe!

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Overall, I am very glad I tried all these recipes and will be eating hot oats probably 2-3 times a week. Yay!

If I discover any more versions that are blog worthy, I’ll let you know.

Until then, happy oatmeal creating and eating!

What is your favorite oatmeal recipe? Link up!