What are your favorite things to mix into oatmeal?
Taking all suggestions! Starting a new healthy breakfast regimen for the new year :-)
I like sweet, savory, sweet-salty, and weird cult flavor combinations. Gimme whatcha got.
Classic: blueberries + walnuts // sliced almonds + nonfat vanilla // Greek yogurt // almond milk
Congee style: scallions + cilantro + soy sauce + sesame oil + chili paste // sriracha
Cozy: sugared ginger + dried cranberries + tiny splash maple syrup + squeeze of lemon + Greek yogurt
Late brunch: maple syrup + pecans + sliced strawberries // cinnamon // cayenne powder
"Parisian": overripe pears + yogurt
And sometimes I'll fry leftover oatmeal in sliced container-sized shapes in some browned butter and a sprinkle of salt, then top with maple syrup. Delicious!
At home I like steel-cut oatmeal with walnuts, raisins, bananas, and a little brown sugar.
In a local restaurant I recently had a delicious bowl topped with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and bananas. This healthy breakfast with a small black coffee came at the price of $11 with the tip! I was shocked. Isn't it a shame what good food costs?
Sometimes separately, or sometimes in combo with one another:
- Cracked egg
- Fried egg
- Chinese pork floss
- Honey and mint
- Roasted, chopped and salted nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)
- Brown sugar and bananas
- Chinese Thousand Year Old Eggs
- Salted preserved duck eggs
- Crushed potato chips
My stand-by is whole berry cranberry sauce. I begin stockpiling them as soon as they arrive in the markets and should have plenty until Spring. I don't find a need for any additional sweetener.
Probably fine to have a new thread since long threads overwhelm some folks, but here's a similar thread from the past: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/322089
For cooked oatmeal:
pumpkin or butternut puree
scallions, parmesan, pepper
apples and walnuts
bananas and pecans
nothing but a splash of heavy cream
Uncooked rolled oats, yogurt, and:
grated apples and cinnamon
fresh blueberries in season
frozen blueberries and nutmeg
sliced bananas and nutmeg
regular raisins in the absence of golden ones or cherries
for breakfast or dessert? :)
-dried bing cherries and nutella nuggets
-cooked diced cinnamon apples, vanilla, and cooked pastry crust pieces
-wild mushrooms, scallions, garlic, onions, tamari, and seasoned rice wine vinegar; made with miso broth instead of water
-favorite - vanilla and salt... and maybe a dash of sweetener