By I Can't Believe It's Healthy on January 06, 2009
Photo by I Can't Believe It's Healthy
Photo by I Can't Believe It's Healthy
"In this recipe is the perfect and easiest microwave oatmeal base along with 21 variations you can choose from. Its the perfect breakfast guide! You get variation without spending hours searching up differant recipes! Oatmeal is really to your own personal taste so tweak them as you see fit. ENJOY! I credited the few oatmeal variations I used from zaar members, but the rest I have pulled off of everywhere and anywhere, and I have not kept track. If one of the variations is YOURS, tell me and I will by all means give you credit. I dont want to take credit for your recipe. If you dont want yours up here, tell me and I will take it down."
Serving Size: 1 (152 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Thank you so much for this recipe compilation!! I love oatmeal but it can get so boring having it every morning so this is a really great way to change things up. So far, I have made the pumpkin, chocolate, banana PB, and PB & jam variations and loved them all! Can't wait to try the rest! UPDATE: Just made the maple cinnamon cottage cheese variation and it's delicious!! I used quick cook steel cut oats, wheat bran, skipped the salt, used almond milk, twin brand brown sugar, and a banana. I had to microwave for 3 minutes, stir, and microwave another 2 minutes for the steel oats (I went off of the container directions)."
"These oatmeal variations were just what I needed! My father was visiting for a month and he likes to have oatmeal for breakfast a few times a week. I tried several of them (4, 5, 14, 17, and 24) and he enjoyed the variety very much. The nice thing was all the ingredients were things that I already had on hand. He took a copy of the recipe with him so he could try some more at home."
"Wow, what an impressive collection of ideas and photos! I thought I had tried oatmeal every way possible, but there are a few combinations here that I had not tried. I used the stovetop method for these, as that is what we prefer. I made the s'mores one first, and it was really great! I omitted the milk powder and used room temp chocolate chips so they would melt a little. The flavors were perfect together. Second, I made the berry cheesecake. Also very good. The only frozen fruit I had were blackberries and cherries, so I used those. Third, I made the nutella banapple one with the higher amount of nutella. This was yummy too. I don't like things too sweet, but I did add a little drizzle of maple syrup to this, as it wasn't quite sweet enough for me. Nuts would have been really good with it too. The s'mores one was definitely my favorite, for which I give this recipe 5 stars. In our house we double the amount this recipe lists for one person (same amount as on package - 1/2 cup/person)."
"We are oatmeal crazy after finding these recipe variations! We love the apple/cinnamon and the peaches and cream, and I'm definitely going to try the other variations too. Yum! BTW, my toddlers especially love to have different things for breakfast and this works so well!"
"I love making oatmeal different so this is a great list of mix-ins that I have not thought of."
"I've only tried one and I had to do mine on the stovetop (just made regular oatmeal and added in the toppings), but it was wonderful. I hadn't thought of some of these combos. Thank you for compiling these."
"This is really good! I made mine with just some homemade strawberry jam and about a tablespoon of cream cheese. I can't wait to try other variations. Thank you for posting the recipe and all the time and effort you put into the pics!"
"I had the berry cheesecake with a few alterations, I only added blueberry's and cream cheese (no jam) to the oats with a sprinkling of salt and truvia. It was delicious!"
"We just had BERRY CHEESECAKE and it was terriffic! I'm going to print out all the variations and keep them handy... what a nice change to the boring oatmeal that I have every morning. Thanks for sharing all of this!"
"Mmm this was wonderful. I can't believe I never thought to add bran to my oatmeal. I made the honey nutty apricot, though I didn't have dried apricots so I used both raisins and chopped up dried dates. It was SO good! Usually I'll add brown sugar to my oatmeal but I really loved it with honey instead. I'll definitely be adding bran and flax seeds to my oatmeal from now on, and I can't wait to try all the other variations as well as my own. The base recipe is perfect! Thanks :)"
"So far I have made the cranapple and the berry cheesecake. Both were excellent and a kid pleaser if they like oatmeal! We look forward to trying some of the other variations!"