15 Tasty Recipes For Making Oatmeal Less Boring

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6. Very Berry Oatmeal

If you are like us, you love adding berries to your oatmeal. For a little change of pace, buy a bag of frozen mixed berries. When you are cooking your oatmeal, add a couple handfuls of mixed frozen berries to your oatmeal. This is an easy alternative to smoothies.

 

7. Carrot Cake Coconut Oatmeal

Like carrot cake, this one is very addictive. You will make this one over and over again.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of organic carrot, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice ( or cinnamon)
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts (your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut
  • Pinch of salt (if the nuts are salted, skip this)

Instructions:

Combine everything in a pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it boils, reduce to a simmer. Be sure everything is well mixed. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the carrots are soft and the oatmeal is cooked. The mixture will thicken considerably. Serve immediately.

 

8. Toasted Oatmeal

For oatmeal that has more of a nutty flavor with a bit more texture, simply add some butter to the pot and toast your oatmeal before you add your milk and/or water. This adds plenty of texture, since toasted oats won’t break down so much and turn so mushy. This also gives it a naturally nutty flavor that you should find appealing.

 

9. Banana and Flax Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large very ripe banana, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions:

Combine everything except the flax seeds in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir well and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes, or until the banana has broken down and the oats are cooked. The banana will make the oatmeal super fluffy. Sprinkle the flax seeds on top and add extra banana to the top if you like.

 

10. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

During the fall months, everything seems to be pumpkin spice flavored, so why not your oatmeal? Simply stir in some canned pumpkin and a bit of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to your oatmeal while it is cooking. This will turn your oatmeal into something that will remind you of pumpkin pudding or pumpkin pie.

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