Oatmeal is a classic breakfast food, and for good reason. This stick-to-your-ribs staple provides plenty of fuel to last you until lunch, and a warm bowl helps wake you up in the morning — especially when your cozy bed is still calling.
Oatmeal has so many wonderful ways to be enjoyed that you could probably have a different oatmeal every single day of the year. You can make it in the slow cooker, bake it or do it overnight in the fridge. And let’s not forget the sweeter side of oats, with bars and cookies for dessert!
Almost anything can be mixed into a bowl of oats. Try one or a few of these ideas:
Nuts – Toasted walnuts, almond slivers, chopped pecans, pistachios
Seeds – Pepitas, sunflower seeds
Dried fruit – Peaches, mango, goji berries, blueberries
Fresh fruit – Sliced banana, diced apples or pears, raspberries
Go savory – Kale, fried eggs, balsamic vinegar, cheese
Spices and more – Maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, coconut flakes, chia
Customizing oatmeal is made easy by shopping from the bulk department. Buy as much or as little as you need without worrying about wasting product or packaging. When you get home, store your ingredients in glass Mason jars and you’ll have a full-on oatmeal creation station in your kitchen!
Here are a few of our favorite oatmeal recipes.
These oat-y choices are great for snack time.
How do you enjoy oatmeal? Share in the comments!