Oatmeal 5 Ways Slideshow
January 4, 2013
I don’t think I ever fully grew out of the PB&J stage. I mean, there’s nothing better than a classic, especially when it comes to breakfast! Making oatmeal PB&J is almost as simple as the real deal. Simply scoop 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of your preferred jelly onto of your warm oats, and swirl together before you eat. Sometimes I like to add a little coconut butter to mine for the extra healthy fats, and it helps make it more "adult-like."
Blueberry Almond Oatmeal
Top finished oatmeal with fresh blueberries and almond slices!
In my personal opinion, the best combination of flavors is sweet and salty. My favorite snack that satisfies that desire is walnuts mixed with floured dates — crunchy, chewy, sweet, and salty, all in one. Of course, I had to make that snack into an oatmeal variation. Top your bowl of oats with nut butter of choice (I used a little coconut butter) then a dollop of date paste. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and floured dates!
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
To make pumpkin pie oatmeal, stir in 2 1/2 tablespoon of 100 percent pumpkin purée and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice after your oats have cooked. I like to top mine with a dollop of my homemade pumpkin spice almond butter for an extra kick.
Overnight oats are so versatile and make for a great meal on the go. The night before I will combine 1/4 cup regular rolled oats, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice), 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon. The next morning I’ll mix in 1 tablespoon of protein powder and a few more splashes of milk to "loosen" the mixture. Then I will top it with whatever I have on hand: fresh berries, sliced banana, granola, or a scoop of almond butter.