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What things do you add to your oatmeal to make it interesting?

I love oatmeal and I eat it almost every morning, but I usually just add some local maple syrup. I'd love to hear about some of your weird but terrific oatmeal concoctions so that I can mix it up a bit!

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  1. In the fall I add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin, a tablespoon of pecans, a sprinkle of clove, cinnamon, and ginger--and a little honey or stevia for some sweetness.

    I sometimes add honey and pb or hiney and sunflower seed butter from TJs--yum.

    I also love cooking it for a minute and then stirring in an egg and cooking it for another 30 seconds. This makes the oatmeal so creamy---I LOVE it. I got that recommendation of chowhound last fall. I then add cinnamon or whatever else.

    I also like coconut oil in my oatmeal.

    Sometimes I throw in ground flax seeds if I have them.

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    1. re: nissenpa

      A tablespoon of canned pumpkin and cinnamon ... that sounds fantastic.

      1. re: ajgnet

        It is so wonderful in the fall months. Try it!

    2. mmm...I eat it everyday too. Fave additions (AFTER cooked) are a bit of peanut butter, walnuts, dried cranberries and flax meal. I often add chocolate whey protein powder too, esp. if i'm working out that day. However the oatmeal needs to be warm, not hot, b/f making that addition in order to mix well.

      1. Trader Joe's salty sweet and nutty granola as a topping, and REAL CREAM (just a wee bit)

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        1. re: coney with everything

          I love it with butter, sea salt and pepper. Not sweet and wonderful that way.

          1. My oatmeal is made with chicken broth each morning. Nothing else added.