How do you like your oatmeal?
k.....I like my oatmeal one of two ways:
1. honey and flax seed
2. brown sugar and margarine/butter
I am not drinking milk these days and can use some suggestions on how to spice it up.....I am interested to hear how other chowhounds enjoy their big bowl of oats :)
We are big oatmeal consumers in my home. Our current favorite is with brown sugar, cinnamon and small diced apples cooked with the oatmeal, not added after. The apples soften and add lovely flavor.
We also cook the oatmeal with dried fruits (cranberries, apricots, mango...) and sweeten it with honey or agave nectar.
Neither are too inventive, but me and my kids love it.
Also, if you are not drinking cows milk, try adding almond or rice milk. There is a sweet flavor of rice milk called Horchata that works well with oatmeal. Enjoy!
A spoonful of honey and tons of cinnamon for me. I think my husband likes brown sugar and cinnamon on his.
We are big on oats during the cold months too. We make oat groats, rather than oatmeal. We cook it in the slow cooker overnight so it's ready in the morning. I like mine with maple syrup, milk and dried fruit - cranberries, prunes, apricots. I also soak the larger dried fruit overnight so it's not too chewy. DH has his with fruit only.
On the sweet side, these are my fave combos:
-canned pumpkin, cinnamon and a little maple syrup or molasses
-soymilk, cocoa powder, and dried cherries
-coconut milk and banana
-soymilk, peanut butter and a bit of honey
-whatever liquid, with a spoonful of lemon curd
On the savoury side, I like:
-quark cheese and fresh herbs
-sesame oil and fresh ginger
-dried mushrooms (not too many, they taste strong)