Oatmeal Recipes - Simple and Quick Breakfast Ideas

These oatmeal recipes will help to add a little extra flavor to an old favorite. Oatmeal is a healthy and delicious way to start the day and these quick breakfast ideas are simple and easy to prepare.

There are a lot of flavorful oatmeal varieties on the market but there is a lot of sugar added to these and I prefer to make my own additions where I can control the sweetener and use more natural ingredients.

You can use plain oatmeal either instant, rolled, or steel-cut oats for these recipes. Just follow the package directions when preparing the oatmeal. All you need to do is add these additions on top of your cooked oatmeal and swirl them into your hot cereal.

Quick Breakfast Ideas with Oatmeal Toppings:

** Cranberries, walnut pieces and a drizzle of honey

** Raisins, cinnamon and a light sprinkle of brown sugar

** Chopped pecans and diced apples

** A spoonful of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and diced peaches with a dusting of nutmeg

** A spoonful of pumpkin butter, maple syrup and chopped walnuts

** Sliced bananas and a little low-fat plain or raisin granola

** Diced dried apricot with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup

** Strawberry or blueberry all-fruit spread and plain non-fat yogurt

** Drained fruit cocktail (in fruit juice - not syrup)

** Cinnamon or berry applesauce

** Sliced strawberries and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips

** Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries tossed in brown sugar

** Chopped dates and a sprinkling of toasted coconut

** Any nut butter of your choosing such as: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.

** Ground flaxseed and dried cherries

** Wheat germ and cream or soy cream

** A spoonful of flavored yogurt (look for a natural brand)

** A spoonful of low-fat whipped cream cheese and a spoonful of your favorite all-fruit spread

** Canned, crushed pineapple (drain before adding to cereal) with some chopped walnuts

** Sliced peaches, grated ginger and a little cream

Oatmeal doesn't have to be boring. With just a little bit of creativity you can make it something different and flavorful every time. Use your imagination and your oatmeal breakfast will always be delicious.

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