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Jan 12, 2012 04:01 AM

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.


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

      1. 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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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I'm pretty intrigued with the crushed potato chips.

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

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          1. re: magiesmom

            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. 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.