Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas

I get a lot of people complain that they just don’t know what to do when it comes to making oatmeal. Honestly I don’t get it, Oatmeal is the simplest and most versatile breakfast to have. While there are very “fancy” and complicated oatmeal recipes, I keep mine very basic in order to have it in a timely fashion. Let’s be honest as a weekday breakfast food nobody has an hour to just to make breakfast, you want it to be ready in 10 minutes or less even. So here are some of my favorite and easy ways to make oatmeal.

First the basics; There are different kinds of oats and the cooking process and time will depend n what type they are. Instant oats are the easiest option as you just have to microwave them but they contain sweeteners and additives so no good! Old fashioned oats are the best and make really good porridge but they take the longest to cook, some brands up to 2 hours! no way jose ! So I personally settle for rolled oats as they require about 5-10 minutes to cook or can be soaked overnight to make overnight oats. Personally I get gasy if I don’t cook them so I make sure to cook them. Now that we know this Let me show you the formula I use to make oats.

  1. Bring water to boil
  2. Add the oats in
  3. While stirring add milk or cream
  4. While still stirring add fruits (berries,pineapple chunks, fresh orange juice, banana, apples etc ) This is usually my sweetener, and as fruit cooks it tends to get sweeter. What I like to do is blend the fruit and add it in for utmost sweetness, especially bananas.
  5. (optional) Add sweetener i.e sugar, honey, maple syrup etc
  6. Add flavor i.e Pumpkin puree, matcha powder, desiccated coconut, peanut butter, Turmeric powder, Chocolate etc
  7. Serve and top (nuts and seeds, or fruits work well as toppings)
  8. By this time, It’s been 10 minutes and my oatmeal is ready to eat.

Ok so Here are some beautiful options to begin with and work your way to oatmeal perfection!

CINNAMON OATMEAL with green tea ,cocoa powder, cinnamon powder,vanilla extract and almond milk .

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CINNAMON OATMEAL Topped with fruits

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Oatmeal with Strawberry Compote And some Blackberries

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Orange oatmeal cooked in orange juice (really try this one!)

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CINNAMON OATMEAL Topped with almonds

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PUMPKIN OATMEAL

  • 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
    1 cup water
    1 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 tablespoon Honey
  • cook the oats in water, add the milk and pumpkin puree. Add everything else and stir often until oats are ready.

Walnuts for serving
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MULBERRY OATMEAL

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅔ cup fresh mulberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 Banana (can sub with honey for sweetness)
  • Blend the banana with the mulberries and water. Pour everything into a saucepan and simmer on low heat until it’s cooked. Top with mulberries, coconut any nuts.

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COCONUT MATCHA OATMEAL

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1 Banana mashed/blended
  • 1 tablespoon coconut
  • Add a little water to the oats(enough to wet the oats) and add to the milk in a saucepan. Cook the oats and add everything else. Stir until oats are cooked. Topped with coconut and strawberries.

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Banana Chia seeds Oatmeal
1 Mashed Banana
1 tablespoon Chia seeds (that might be alot but hey!)
1/2 Cup Oats
All cooked together in water.

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CHOCOLATE OATMEAL

  • 1⁄2 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • To Top: Fruits or more chocolate

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