Things To Stir Into Your Oatmeal


It’s hard to follow up a post about pushing the genre of food blogging forward without feeling self-conscious. So let’s talk about oatmeal.

Do you like oatmeal? I love it. On Sunday mornings, sometimes I’ll make my Sunday Morning Oatmeal where I cook the oatmeal in milk, stir in butter, and top it with nuts, dried fruit and honey. When I’m feeling innovative, I’ll noodle around with the components and come up with something like my Oatmeal with Ginger, Coconut Milk and Lime. Mostly, though, I just cook oatmeal and then stir something into it–which is what this post is about.

In the lead picture, I made a sort of Elvis oatmeal: stirring in peanut butter, a mashed banana and honey.

Here are some other things I’ll stir into my oatmeal:

* Brown sugar and cinnamon (mimicking the little packets of microwavable oatmeal I would make for myself in high school).

* Cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and brown sugar. Lots of spices make oatmeal special.

* Lemon zest, raisins, lemon juice and honey.

As you can see, this list is kind of wimpy (it’s almost the weekend) which is why I need your help. What are some things that YOU like to stir into your oatmeal? If you tell me something really good, I’ll probably try it this weekend!