More and more these days, people are trying new things with their oatmeal. I keep happening upon wonderful new combinations that I had previously never considered when thinking of oatmeal. Even working at Bobâ€™s Red Mill, where I am surrounded byoats, I look at oatmeal and think only to add milk, brown sugar, flaxseed meal, and – if I’m feeling decadent- dried fruit and nuts, but thatâ€™s about as far as it goes.
Friends, there is a world of people thinking outside of the â€˜bowlâ€™ when it comes to oats. Here are just a few that I felt were particularly creative and delicious (not to mention pretty darn nutritious, too). Enjoy~
Kath fromKath Eats Real Food is continually trying new things with her oatmeal. Sunny Side Oats are topped with a sunnyside-up egg, avocado, goat cheese, Swiss cheese and cooked wheat berries for an extra whole grain boost. Protein packed and full of whole grains, what more could you ask for in the morning?
Jenna fromEat, Live, Run tops her oats with peanut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and sliced banana. Peanut butter and bananas, oh my!
Susan, fromFatFree Vegan made my mouth water with her Apple-Spice Steel-Cut Oats and Cherry Pie Steel-Cut Oats. Is this breakfast or dessert?
Finally, perfect for fall,oatmeal cooked with pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon– practically autumn in a bowl.