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How do you sweeten your oatmeal???

Hi all,

I started having oatmeal for breakfast, and I love it. However, I would prefer it a bit sweeter (I don't like it salty, so right now it's a bit bland), but I don't want to put too much sugar into it, and I try to keep away from artificial sweeteners like splenda. Any input?

Thanks in advance! :)

Fri. Feb 22, 9:52am

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If you cook your own, you can cook it with 1/2 water 1/2 apple juice. You can also add a chopped apple during cooking.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 9:54 AM

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Good idea pp! You can also add some cinnamon which is great for you! Or non sugar maple syrup.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 10:10 AM

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When I cook my steel cut oatmeal, I put in some cinnamon and vanilla extract. When I eat it, I add some fresh blueberries (or even frozen in the bottom of the bowl, then put hot oatmeal on top) and a drizzle of honey. Yum!!

Friday, February 22, 2008, 10:39 AM

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How do you sweeten your oatmeal???

I add a tablespoon of strawberry jelly. (49 calories)

Friday, February 22, 2008, 11:07 AM

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These are all great ideas! I like to add a teeny bit of brown sugar or a few sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg. I love oatmeal :)

Friday, February 22, 2008, 11:16 AM

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How about a tiny amount of real maple syrup?

I actually don't put anything in mine. Just use plain old fashioned style oatmeal and cook it lightly so the oats have some "chew" left. They are mild and slightly nutty and really understated but they taste really good.

I used to put a little maple syrup in but discovered I don't really need it.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 11:36 AM

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OP here... wow, those ideas are GREAT! Now I cannot wait for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks everybody... and keep them coming!

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:23 PM

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OK this may sound gross but I went with it and now I don't eat it any other way. The sweetness in red seedless grapes work perfectly. One grape per spoonful of oatmeal. Sooooo good, then add a bit of cinnamon.

I hate instant because it is not at all good for you. So at work I poor the slow cooked oatmeal into a foam cup and add enough hot water to cover the top of the oatmeal. Then just let it sit like you do with cup of noodles. It is done when all the water has been absorbed into the oatmeal. takes like 4 minutes, and does NOT work with steal cut.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:58 PM

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My doctor stirs 1 Tbsp peanut butter and some bluberries into hers - haven't tried it yet.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 1:19 PM

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I love it with REAL maple syrup, if you just put in 1 tsp it is only 35 - 40 cals, and so worth it.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 1:23 PM

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