Welcome to my kitchen of oatmeals! I used to hate oatmeal as a kid unless it was the Quaker Instant Oatmeal with all of the added sugars. As an adult, my love of oatmeal has blossomed and become a more healthy relationship (pun intended). Making it at home gives me the opportunity to make it healthy and flavorful without having to eat the same thing every day (unless you were the cool kid with the variety pack).
Here's my current favorite: Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal!
I make mine quick and easy, no boiling necessary!
- ½ Cup Oats
- 1 Cup Almond or Soy Milk
- ½ tablespoon Chia Seeds
- Cinnamon , To taste
- Nutmeg, To taste
- ½ Apple, Chopped
- Place everything except the apples into a microwavable bowl and mix it all up, then microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes.
- Stir well, then top with apples and a dash of cinnamon.
Now for some other oatmeal topping options. The three basics (oatmeal, milk, chia seeds) are still the same, but I like to throw in other options every once in a while. Here's a list:
Chopped pecans, walnuts
Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, etc)
Dairy-free Chocolate chips
Fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, banana, raspberries, blackberries, pear, peach, apple)
Jam, jelly, fruit preserves
Coconut butter (I've been dying to buy some of this)
There are really endless possibilities! Top your oatmeal with any toppings that suite your taste. Enjoy!