Oatmeal 4 Ways

Start your day right with a powerhouse bowl of oats. They adapt to any flavor profile, so use whatever ingredients you have on hand to spruce them up. Use our basic formula to customize with your favorite flavors or start with one of our combos.

four bowls of oatmeal with various fruits and nut toppings
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
1

Ingredients

Oatmeal Base Recipe

  • ½ cup water or milk

  • ¼ cup regular rolled oats

  • Dash salt

Mix-Ins (pick three or four)

  • 2 tablespoon fresh or dried fruit (blueberries, apricots, strawberries, or bananas)

  • 1 tablespoon toasted nut/nut butter (walnuts, almonds, pecans, or peanut butter)

  • 2 teaspoon sweetener (maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey)

  • Dash seasoning (apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice, or ground cinnamon)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the water, oats, and salt. Bring to simmering; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 3 minutes. Add desired Mix-Ins.

Apricot-Walnut

Stir 2 Tbsp. chopped dried apricots, 1 Tbsp. chopped toasted walnuts, and dash apple pie spice into oatmeal.Nutrition analysis per serving: 163 calories, 4 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 9 g total sugar, 12% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 296 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 9% iron

Blueberry-Almond

Top oatmeal with 2 Tbsp. fresh blueberries, 1 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds, and dash ground cinnamon.Nutrition analysis per serving: 119 calories, 4 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 3 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 294 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 7% iron

Strawberry-Peanut Butter

Stir 2 Tbsp. sliced fresh strawberries, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, and 2 tsp. honey into oatmeal.Nutrition analysis per serving: 219 calories, 6 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 15 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 12% Vitamin C, 363 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 7% iron

Banana-Pecan

Top oatmeal with 2 Tbsp. sliced bananas, 1 Tbsp. chopped toasted pecans, and 2 tsp. maple syrup.Nutrition analysis per serving: 178 calories, 3 g protein, 29 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 12 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 296 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 6% iron

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