I have around 30ish recipes for oatmeal on this site. For someone who isn't a huge fan of a lot of breakfast foods, I like oatmeal. Most of those recipes are based off of a formula of one part oatmeal to one part water to one part milk. Guys, its wrong. As much as I can dress up a bowl of oatmeal with just about anything, (Lime wedges? Sure! PB&J? Delicious! Mascarpone cheese? Mercy.), the underlying bowl of oats should taste good on its own. Unfortunately, the one to one to one ratio just ends up with goop. Thick, rib-sticking, hearty, but goop, nonetheless.Read More
First, Blueberry Almond Crumble Oatmeal. This was delicious, light and fruity. I didn't have any cherries on hand, so I substituted in some fresh blueberries. I haven't always been a great fan of blueberries, partly because I can't abide by their syrupy pie form, and partly because they're a bit too tart for me (usually) on their own. This oatmeal solved both problems, since most of the blueberries broke down a bit in the oatmeal, but there wasn't a horrible 'pie filling' syrup around them to contend with. Delicious.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Oatmeal. I used to argue that white chocolate macadamia nut cookies could be so much better if only the white chocolate were to be replaced with milk, or even dark chocolate. No more. This was perfect. I toasted the macadamia nuts for a few minutes in a 350° oven while making the rest of the oatmeal, and pulled them out to garnish towards the end. I know I've said this before, but this is now one of my favorite ways to have oatmeal. I was even going to have this as my birthday breakfast on Saturday, but alas! I forgot to pick up the macadamia nuts ahead of time. Still, this will be a regular breakfast for me as often as I can get away with it. Yum! Enjoy!
Mmm, I love me some carrot cake. I had been looking forward to this recipe in particular, and I've made it many times since. It's just that good. A couple of suggestions, though. First of all, plan on the grating of the carrot. It takes a bit. If you want to purchase pre-grated carrot, you can, but grating isn't difficult. It simply takes a bit of time. In any case, it's not your usual 10-20 minute oatmeal. Count on almost a half hour, if your not used to the grating and do it slow.Read More
While I do so love my chocolate, I must admit that the oatmeal recipes I find myself liking without fail are those when fruit takes center stage. In this case, I was not at all disappointed. I was planning to make my own shortbread for this, but ended up having some lemon shortbread on hand from a gift basket Hubby and I had. The lemon complemented the strawberry wonderfully, and both paired with the oatmeal to present a light yet satisfying breakfast that seemed just a bit like dessert.
*Please note that I did not skip the Pomegranate Cranberry Almond Oatmeal due to dislike, but because the original link was broken when I prepared my shopping list, and I never went back. Perhaps I will in the future, but in the meantime, experiment with it a bit, let me know what you think!
This particular oatmeal was quite heady with mint. I would suggest either going light on the cocoa powder, or stirring it in before your first bite, (I accidentally inhaled a bit of powder, :) hazards of being overzealous, I suppose!) but otherwise enjoy this oatmeal as is.Read More
This was really good, though a bit more tart than I'm used to. I ended up crumbling more graham cracker on top after the photo was taken, because I just like a bit more, and it had gotten soft. Kind of fun to have the lime wedges swirled around in the oatmeal, too. I used key limes, instead of the regular lime called for, and just used bottled lime juice instead of juicing the little buggers. I did zest them though, which was super easy even though I (*gasp*) don't own a citrus zester. (I used my cheese grater.)Read More
This was a great breakfast. Next time I'd use sweetened coconut, which I didn't do this time around. I'd probably toast it too, (3-4 minutes on a cookie sheet in a 350° oven) for even more flavor. I did end up making a bit too much of the cream sauce as well, and would tone that back a bit. I've discovered that I do not like greek yogurt, and so have been using fat-free french vanilla yogurt instead. If you like a bit of tang, stick with the greek, but if not, plain or slightly flavored yogurt works rather well. All around, it was a breakfast I very much liked, and will make again soon. Enjoy!Read More
This oatmeal was lovely and light. It was comprised of what has become the base recipe, (1 cup oats + 1 cup milk + 1 cup water, add banana and flaxseed meal/wheat germ when it begins to simmer. Add vanilla, and sugar, if desired. Serve) topped with a dollop of both peanut butter and my favorite, strawberry preserves. It was a refreshing breakfast after the fiasco that was the apple fritter oatmeal pancakes. We made these the day before, and were sorely disappointed. You had to almost burn the outsides of the pancakes to get the insides almost cooked, and the flavor was very bland. I wouldn't recommend them. Have a free day, and make up your own oatmeal concoction instead.Read More
This was better than I thought it would be, considering there is cottage cheese in it. The cottage cheese mostly melted though, and left the oatmeal with an extra creamy texture that was nice, if still a bit different.Read More