You know the story. You go to the store and buy that variety pack of instant oatmeal. The kids get their favorite flavor and you're stuck with the bag of regular. ICK Here is a way you can jazz up that bag of regular instant oatmeal.
Another entry in my collection of oatmeal combinations. This one is a little bit odd but the results are surprsingly good. I have presented it here to match my own desired consistency, but you should adjust to your own tastes.
This is NOT boring oatmeal! I've hooked many a "I don't care for oatmeal" folks w/ this one! Other than the basics (water, oats, & salt), the ingredients are optional and may be varied to suit individual tastes.
This recipe came from the February/March 2003 issue of Taste of Home's Light and Tasty. I really have enjoyed this recipe and the ease of preparation. Also, very economical to have on hand. Those small packets of pre-flavored oatmeal do get pricey. 3 points per serving.
One of my favorite breakfasts. I invented this version, but my Mom deserves some credit for it too. It can be mixed the night before, and refrigerated in a covered bowl/microwave safe container. In the morning all you have to do is microwave it and mix in the peanut butter.
I made this up because I needed to like oatmeal, and I didn't. Now I eat it all the time! Measuring out several days worth of the dry ingredients saves me a lot of time each morning and I never forget the salt!
Here are a few fun facts and tips about oatmeal; People buy more oatmeal during January than any other month. Oatmeal is the first product given FDA approval to carry a food-specific health claim. Oatmeal is a whole grain cereal made from oat groats. It has the bran, germ and endosperm. The difference between quick oats and old-fashioned oats? Quick oats are cut into smaller pieces, so they cook faster.
I tried this one morning when I was out of blueberries (my usual favorite) and it is surprisingly good! I am posting it because, like me, I am sure not too many people would think to put strawberries in oatmeal, but it actually has become one of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal (a daily staple for me!) Also, fruit measurements are estimates, as I usually just use whatever I have.