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Top 10 Oatmeal Topping/Combos

October 24, 2011

Can I just say that this post started out as a “top 5,” but after looking through all my oatty pictures, I realized five just wasn’t gonna cut it.

Actually 10 doesn’t really either.  Lucky for you, I only have a quarter of my total blog pictures on this computer, as my laptop has been living underneath my bed for the past 8 months.  Still waiting for Santa to send me that Macbook for Christmas in July October.

Top 10 Oatmeal Topping/Combos:

1. Microwaved peanut butter apples.

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If you microwave chopped apple, nut butter and a little almond milk in the microwave for ~45 seconds the result is soft buttery apples that taste great on top of oatmeal.

2. Baked goods.

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Be it red velvet cupcakes or coffeecake, there’s nothing better than a doughy baked good on top oatmeal.  Plus who says cupcakes aren’t a breakfast food?

3. Smores toppings.

Aka chocolate and cinnamon cereal.

4. Peaches and cream.

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Truth be told, I’m not much of a fruit and oatmeal kind of girl (unless it’s cranberries — see #9), but peaches are a totally different story.  Give me some soft peachy oat goodness any day.

And if you’re wondering what kind of “cream” I’m referring to, move on to #5.

5. Bailey’s Irish Cream.

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Need the recipe?  Here you go.

Your life will now be complete.

6. Nut butter “sauce.”

Aka nut butter thinned with milk and microwaved for ~30 seconds.

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Look past the mound of peanuts and chocolate chips.

I have a new addiction.

Which brings me to number 7.

7. Pumpkin and chocolate chips.

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Mild pumpkin, sweet chocolate, heaven.

8. Crunch.

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This encompasses everything from granola to walnuts to banana chips.

A bowl of oatmeal isn’t complete without some crunch.

9. Cranberries.

 

I wish I could reveal to you the full extent of my cranberry kick last winter, but I don’t want to frighten any readers away.  I’ll just say obsessed doesn’t even come close to describing it.

Whether dried, fresh or frozen, I’ll take cranberries in my oatmeal any day. 

I guess winter does have some upsides.

10. Chocolate almond milk.

And there I go with cranberries again.

Seriously though, talk about total winter comfort. 

Adding chocolate milk to oatmeal might be the best idea since sliced bread OIAJ.  And you should never repeat that sentence outside of the blog world — people will think you’re crazy.

So there’s my top 10.

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What’s in your top 10?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2011 9:18 AM

    Loving this post, so many good toppings! I think banana and any kind of nut butter is my fave combo of all time!

  2. October 24, 2011 10:41 AM

    Great post! Hmmm the peanut butter is definetly my top topping!

  3. October 24, 2011 11:56 AM

    Well, these ALL look amazing. My top ten: Peanut butter.

    Okay, that’s only one, isn’t it? But I try to do something different and just keep coming back, regardless.

  4. October 24, 2011 1:47 PM

    I still haven’t tried that Bailey’s yet! I so need to, and the chocolate milk sounds so good.
    1. nut butter
    2. banana
    3. baked goods
    4. maple syrup
    5. Brown sugar
    6. berries
    7. honey
    8. caramel apples
    9. nuts
    10. chia seeds

    Wow, I will eat just about anything on top of oats 🙂

  5. brittney permalink
    October 24, 2011 2:25 PM

    I’ve just gotten into the whole oats in the morning thing and I’m not very adventurous yet. I love banana and a little bit of brown sugar, you’ve definitely inspired me though. Peanut butter and chocolate chips please!

  6. November 3, 2011 6:47 PM

    wow..just found this post. now that i know the method – i am going to have to try some of these. yum!

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