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March 7, 2012 1:55 PM

Steel cut oats, 1/2 cup pure pumpkin, tsp pumpkin pie spice, walnuts, sweetened with a little honey or maple syrup. Almost better than pumpkin pie! happy

wow... that sounds delicious! I;m gonna try it tomorrow!
March 7, 2012 1:55 PM
wow lots of yummy ideas to try! i made pina colada oatmeal this morn. quaker instant original made with 2% milk, 1tbs brown sugar, 1tbs sweetened coconut, 1/4 container of dole pineapple tidbits (the little plastic snack pack) best i figured up calories it was just over 200 and filling and a good treat for my sweet tooth!
March 7, 2012 1:55 PM
Here is a site that an MFP friend suggested. Oatmeal is a blank canvas... be an oat artist!
March 7, 2012 1:56 PM

Peanut butter and a cut up banana! It's like a PB and 'nanner sandwich, and it's YUM!

This^ or I put a 1/4 cup of quick whole wheat oats and 1 instant berries and cream packet... and if I feel for more, I add a banana. Oh and I microwave it with 1 C of skim milk
March 7, 2012 1:58 PM
I used to LOVE putting flavored creamer in my oatmeal--just a tablespoon or so, a bit of milk, a dash of cinnamon, AMAZING.

But we all know the fat and sugar content in creamer isn't the healthiest, lol...
I want to try it with peanut butter and a bit of my chocolate-pb protein powder. And add some banana slices! :)
March 7, 2012 2:07 PM
1/3 cup oatmeal quick oats
2/3 cup water
3 oz banana (broken into chunks)
1 tablespoons of skippy natural peanut butter

Place oatmeal quick oats and water in a small microwaveable bowl and cook until done. My microwave takes 1.5 minutes. Remove bowl and set aside.

Place banana in another small microwaveable bowl and place in cook 40 seconds. Remove bowl and using a fork mash up the banana.

Add the mashed up banana to the cooked oatmeal and stir in.

Finally add in peanut butter and stir it up.

* Please note the peanut butter is optional. I just like it in there because it's a good source of protein and healthy fats.
March 7, 2012 2:10 PM

Favorite ways:

For plain oatmeal, I like to do "PB and J" oats. I mix 1/4 c rolled oats with 1/2 c water, microwave until done. Add 1.5 T peanut butter and 1.5 T jelly

Other favorites:

"Serious Cereal" by Fitnessista *great for after a workout or before a long day where you have a late lunch or something

1. In a bowl, add 1/3-1/2 C oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice (Sun Warrior is my fave), cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, a lil vanilla extract and some Stevia or sweetener of choice
2. Mix well to combine. Add 1-2 T of your favorite nut butter and using a spoon, break up and stir until mixture resembles crumbly cookie dough.
3. Top with at least 1 C milk of choice, and then add fun toppings. Get crazy I love goji berries, cacao nibs, banana, peaches, strawberries… the possibilities are endless.

And the breakfast cookie by Fitnessista: ** this is great because you make it the night before for a quick breakfast!

In a small bowl, add 1/3 cup oats, 1 tbs nut butter of choice (I used raw almond) and 1/2 scoop protein powder (tonight was chocolate Designer Whey)
Stir to combine and use the spoon to break up the nut butter until you have a nice crumbly mixture:
Add 1/8 cup milk of your choice (For me, unsweetened vanilla almond milk) and mix until fully moistened
Now the fun part- pick the mix-ins! You can get creative with this one– I’ve tried banana, raisins, pumpkin, chocolate chips, ground espresso beans… add anything you like
Tonight, I decided on 1/2 mashed banana that was looking a little ripe
Stir in your mix-ins of choice and season (I used a little Stevia and cinnamon)
Plop the mixture onto an appetizer-sized plate and with the back of your spoon, flatten it into a round shape with equal thickness throughout
Put the cookie in the fridge overnight. It will harden slightly from the nut butter and the oats will soften from the milk.

I usually adjust the recipe to be 1/4 cup oats instead, because the original is too big!
I always use a banana as a mix in.

Another idea is baked oatmeal:

Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake
(Serves One!)
1/2 cup oats (50g)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
sweetener, such as 1 1/2 T maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia (I omitted, but I’ve cautioned y’all before about my lack of sweet tooth.)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g) (Or sub banana… it’s awesome this way!)
1/4 cup milk, creamer, juice, or water (I used 60g)
1/8 tsp salt
Handful of chocolate chips (and a few for the top, too!)
Optional: unless you like the taste of fat-free baking, add 1-2T oil, vegan butter, or nut butter (If oil, scale the milk back a little. If vegan butter, scale the salt back a little.)
Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (If you like cinnamon in chocolate chip cookies)

Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins). Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3-5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first if you want your cakes to pop out.

Some other great oat recipes by Chocolate Covered Katie:

hope you try some of them! xox
March 7, 2012 2:11 PM
in a bowl.
March 7, 2012 2:12 PM
With fresh blueberries and almond milk. mmmm....... :)
March 7, 2012 2:13 PM
I make fruit compote in advance for use with things like oatmeal and for flavouring low fat yogurt. All I do is throw a punnet of blueberries or strawberries into a saucepan with a tablespoon of water and a teaspoon of honey, heat and mash up, and store in the fridge once cooled. Then when I want it I just take a spoonful or two for stirring into stuff.
That or a couple of dozen raisins/sultanas with cinnamon put in before heating. *shrug*
Edited by invisibubble On March 7, 2012 2:14 PM
March 7, 2012 2:15 PM
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

* 2 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yogurt
* 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter
* 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutrition: 137 cal., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 44 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 2 g fiber, 4 g pro

March 7, 2012 2:16 PM
March 7, 2012 2:16 PM
I like to eat Krasdale Quick Oats for morning. They are tasteless unless you put some imagination in use. I would take 6 egg whites and mix it up with 1 cup of oat (like omlet), and add some seasoning or salt (if you don't have seasoning).
Believe me that the taste is great and the food is very rich and healthy ;)
March 7, 2012 2:16 PM
I hate oatmeal!
But it is the only thing that stays with me all morning.
I add a very, very small amount of walnuts, almonds, dried fruit with it.
It works for me!
March 7, 2012 2:17 PM
I eat organic oatmeal with flaxseeds, almond breeze and honey or brown sugar
March 7, 2012 2:18 PM

Try this... Rich in protein - perfect post workout meal : ) and soooo yummy!

o.m.g. next time i crave dessert this will be IT!
March 7, 2012 2:19 PM

i ground quick oats into a flour, mix in 1 egg white, a pinch of salt, and enough almond milk to make a batter. PANCAKES BABY!!
i use sf syrup or low sugar jelly. :)

I LOVE this idea! Thanks!!!
March 7, 2012 2:20 PM
If I have the time I like making carrot cake oatmeal!

1/4 cup Carrot - Shredded (or carrot baby food)
1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp Chopped Walnuts
1/4 tsp Cinnamon spice
1/4 tsp Ginger spice
1/4 tsp Nutmeg spice
1/2 cup Quaker Oats
1/4 cup dried raisins
and sometimes I sprinkle sweetened Shredded Coconut on top
March 7, 2012 2:21 PM
I like to add pumpkin pie spice to my oatmeal!! Its super good, and an alternative to cinnamon when it gets boring! :)
March 7, 2012 2:23 PM
check out chocolate covered katie's website. Lots of great baked oatmeal (boatmeal) ideas. She has tons of cool ideas period actually!

If I'm eating mine out of a bowl as opposed to baked, I add frozen blueberries, flax and chia seeds....yum! I also like chopped apples and cinnamon.
March 7, 2012 2:24 PM
I actually just made some oatmeal a few mins ago and it turned out pretty good. I used 1/2 cup Quaker oats, 1 Tbsp. Polaner Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves with Fiber, .2 of a Tbsp of Nature's Way Coconut Oil and 3 packets of Splenda. Made a pretty big bowl, 186 cals, 5g protein, 7g fiber. =) Wanted to put fresh strawberries too but I was out of them and didnt know it til after.. lol
March 7, 2012 2:24 PM
Old fashioned Oats - 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup of high protein granola + cinnamon + 1/4-1/2 cup of berries (frozen wild blueberries always and lately fresh strawberries added in ) + tsp of raw turbinado sugar + water - 3 minutes in the micro and then I top it off with almond milk!!
March 7, 2012 2:24 PM
Honestly? I don't anymore. I'm so sick of that **** lol. I'm making pancakes out of it right now though. 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 scoop protein powder. Blend oats first, add other stuff, blend again. Spray pan and cook like regular pancakes.
March 7, 2012 2:25 PM
5 minute Quaker Oats- 1 cup water and 1/2 cup oats
mix in 1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp agave (I like the amber)
1/8 cup (or a sprinkling) of sliced almonds
1.5 tbsp of ground flax seed
1/4-1/2 cup milk

Seriously my most favorite breakfast! This is also great on cream of wheat...yumyum!
March 7, 2012 2:26 PM
I'm boring. I like steel cut only with a little milk and a teaspoon of brown sugar. Mmmm mmmm good.

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