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What are your favorite things to mix into oatmeal?

summersupper Jan 12, 2012 04:01 AM

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.


I'll start.

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!

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  1. Sensuous RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 05:04 AM

    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?

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      sunflwrsdh RE: Sensuous Jan 12, 2012 04:54 PM

      That really is outrageous!

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      jarona RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 06:19 AM

      fake sugar then a bit of salt.
      Bananas (mashed)

      1. ipsedixit RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 06:32 AM

        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

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          debbiel RE: ipsedixit Jan 12, 2012 10:48 AM

          I'm pretty intrigued with the crushed potato chips.

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          magiesmom RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 06:34 AM

          I like nut butters, especially almond or sunflower seed, or an egg, or leftover veggies and a bit if cumin.

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            debbiel RE: magiesmom Jan 12, 2012 10:48 AM

            Oh yes on the butters. In addition to nut butters, I also like to stir in peanut butter. Or for a particularly decadent day, nutella.

          2. Pat Hammond RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 07:01 AM

            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.

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              debbiel RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 10:47 AM

              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
              smoked paprika

              Uncooked rolled oats, yogurt, and:
              grated apples and cinnamon
              fresh blueberries in season
              frozen blueberries and nutmeg
              sliced bananas and nutmeg

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                sunflwrsdh RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 04:56 PM

                A chopped Empire apple. a teaspoon of brown sugar, and sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg.

                1. EWSflash RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 05:55 PM

                  Dried cherries
                  Golden raisins
                  regular raisins in the absence of golden ones or cherries
                  Brown sugar

                  1. Emme RE: summersupper Jan 12, 2012 11:05 PM

                    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

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