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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.

            1. 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

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

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

                  1. 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