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Oatmeal Toppings

I have started buying real oatmeal (yeah...the kind with the nutritional value NOT processed out of it...) My problem is that it tastes nasty...I've been adding maple syrup and it's okay but I'm curious what other people put on/in their oatmeal. I'm particularly hoping to find a strange suggestion (I contemplated vinegar this morning...)

Fri. Mar 17, 4:47am

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Skip the vinegar. Try -fresh fruit or frozen, cooked in or heated up in the microwave separately. Bananas are great, strawberries, rasperries, flavored yogurts of all kinds. I've even heard of cocoa powder and a little sweetener.

I love raisins, dried cranberries and a few chopped walnuts or almonds. Chopped apricots are also wonderful!

I used to stir in chopped canned fruit like peaches are great, or applesauce is great too, just before serving until it's heated through.

Any sort of jam, or low sugar jam, or flavored syrup like vanilla or hazlenut, or a teaspoon of vanilla extract and then add some sweetener of your choice.

Friday, March 17, 2006, 4:58 AM

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I agree with above. Frozen raspberries and blueberries are my favorite!

Friday, March 17, 2006, 6:54 AM

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you will develop a taste for the oatmeal and never go back. personally, i now can not stand the mushy microwave kind. it makes me cringe. i stir in all sorts of things--nuts, raisins, frozen berries, plain yogurt, dried fruit, etc. the great thing about oatmeal is that you can add all sorts of things to it. i eat it every morning and never get tired of it.

Friday, March 17, 2006, 8:28 AM

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I add fresh or frozen fruit, but sometimes I'll just add a teaspoon of Splenda Brown Sugar blend and a 1/2 tsp. or so of butter. It's worth the bit of extra fat! :)

Friday, March 17, 2006, 8:46 AM

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To 1/2 or 3/4 cup of oatmeal, I add an entire diced apple, put in tons of cinnamon and sometimes a bit of raw sugar. It's like warm apple crisp!

Friday, March 17, 2006, 9:18 AM

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Cinnamon and raisins. And the cinnamon is 0 calories. Also a few spritzes of the butter spray makes it awesome! Enjoy!

Friday, March 17, 2006, 9:19 AM

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Peanut butter and rasins! Or molasses, diced apples and cinnamon.

Friday, March 17, 2006, 9:29 AM

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we used to make oatmeal sundaes when I was a are the toppings I remember:

shredded coconut
pecans/walnuts/sunflower seeds/slicked or slivered almonds
raisins/craisins/other dried fruit
brown sugar
apple sauce
fresh berries
cottage/farmers cheese

Friday, March 17, 2006, 10:09 AM

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peanut butter, any kind of fruit-I've eaten oatmeal for years, and I swear by it.

Friday, March 17, 2006, 12:50 PM

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I've found that soy milk helps the taste a little. I also agree with the fresh fruit and nuts. I wouldn't use canned fruits because they contain syrup/ high fructose corn syrup. They aren't great for the waistline. THINK FRESH!

Friday, March 17, 2006, 2:04 PM

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