Oatmeal is just one of those things that has stood the test of time. We remember winter mornings at grandma's house eating a bowl of homemade oats with just a pinch of brown sugar on top. Of course, in the years since those sweet mornings, the bowls in front of us have changed quite a bit. We now know there are endless possibilities to the variety of oatmeal toppings and brown sugar was just the beginning. Sweet, savory, crunchy, and fluffy, oatmeal is more than a one-trick pony. Here are seven of our favorite oatmeal toppings, just in time to warm you up for winter:
1. Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal
It's the flavor of the season, so it only makes sense to whip up your oatmeal with a dollop or two of canned pumpkin. Add in apple cider for a fall treat reminiscent of your favorite pie desserts. The best part? You can have this meal for breakfast!
2. Blueberry Cheesecake SwirlFood Faith Fitness
We find it hard to believe that this rich, scrumptious oatmeal recipe is healthy, but this talented blogger proved us wrong! Indulge guilt-free in this blueberry cheesecake swirl oatmeal for breakfast. It's even gluten free!
3. Bananas Foster Oatmeal
All we can say is "wow." This bananas foster oatmeal recipe is just the energy boost you need to power through a hectic work day or a weekend of chauffeuring the kids around town. Serve it up with smoked turkey sausage links for a well-rounded breakfast.
4. Gingerbread OatmealThe Seasoned Mom
Get the yummy taste of a gingerbread cookie without taking a bite from your family's homemade gingerbread house. This gingerbread oatmeal is made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, molasses, and all your other favorite fall baking ingredients. It's sure to be a hit!
5. Cranberry-Maple Oatmeal with Pears
Raisins, cranberries, pears, and cinnamon come together in this sweet breakfast recipe. We love the fall fruity flavors in every bite and promise you will, too! Plus, it's super-healthy, so you don't need to feel guilty about this well-rounded breakfast recipe.
6. Almond Coconut Chai SpiceCelebrating Sweets
If chai tea is your go-to order at the coffee shop, this almond coconut chai spice oatmeal is for you. The almond slivers give this breakfast bowl a nice crunch while the coconut chips are sweet and dreamy.