Oatmeal 5 Ways Slideshow

PB&J Oatmeal

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!

Date-Nut Oatmeal

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

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.