15 Tasty Recipes For Making Oatmeal Less Boring

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2. Apple Pie Oatmeal

This recipe becomes addicting, as it really does taste exactly like apple pie. Slice up some apples into small pieces and put them in a pan on the stove under medium high heat. Add a little bit of apple juice and let it simmer for 5 or 6 minutes. The apples slices should be soft. Now add your oats and milk and cook as you normally would. Many people find that adding apple slices to their oatmeal makes it so sweet they don’t need to add sugar. If you think you need a hint more sweetness, try adding just a sprinkle of brown sugar over the top.

 

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Your kids will love this one!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of strawberry jam (plus a bit more as a garnish on top if you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Instructions:

Simply combine everything except the peanut butter in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture has thickened, add the peanut butter. If you like you can always add a dollop of jam to the top.

 

4. Chia Oatmeal

If you would like a bit more texture to your oatmeal, this is the recipe for you.

For every 1/2 cup of oats that you are using, add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds right at the start of your cooking time. This will not only give your oatmeal some healthy omega-3s, but it will thicken it up.

 

5. Chocolatey Coffee Oatmeal

This is a great way to use some leftover coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • ¾ cup of black coffee
  • 1.25 cups of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar, packed down
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon of chopped cashews (or any other nut that you like or have on hand)
  • Pinch of salt (if the nuts are salted, skip this)

Instructions:

Combine everything in a pot and cook over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the oats are cooked, serve immediately. You can add a few more nuts to the top as a garnish if you like.

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