Ode to Oatmeal

So what’s a girl to do when she is sensitive to yeast and cane sugar?  I grew up eating toast, bagels and muffins for breakfast – and I had to say goodbye to those tasty store bought treats because of particular ingredients that I avoid.  However, there is an alternative and it is oatmeal!  Oatmeal is delicious and nutritious, and I enjoy starting my day with this delightful breakfast.  My favorite oatmeal toppings are pictured above, which include a mix of fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries with a tablespoon of local honey.  This brand of oatmeal, Holly’s, comes with whole grains and dried goji berries.  Even though I love this berry extravaganza, I am willing to try other suggestions – what are your favorite oatmeal toppings?  Thanks for your ideas!


6 responses to “Ode to Oatmeal

  1. Great blog Alissa! I like bananas, pecans and cinnamon on mine! 🙂 I like a little brown sugar too, but you could do Agave instead, which I’ve done before and it’s yummy.

  2. Topings that involve nuts. Walnuts are my favorite. The best part about oatmeal is that it really is filling.

  3. Sweet tooth policy wonk

    I’m a huge fan of oatmeal in the morning especially on a cold winter day. I sweeten mine with real maple syrup a dash of cinnamon and some golden raisins …it’s quite tasty. I just bought a rather large bag of oatmeal from the Amish country so I’d be interested in some recipes that use oatmeal.

  4. I like dried cherries (except aren’t you sensitive to those too?) and sunflower seeds are also great! A great alternative to cooking oatmeal is to soak uncooked oats in a bowl overnight with a little almond or rice milk and a squeeze of lemon juice (the citrus is key and helps make the oats more digestable) – then eat softened oats in the a.m. with bits of apple – yum!!

  5. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast. While I also love Holly’s, I really like steelcut oats. So, I make one portion Holly’s and combine with three portions of steelcut. I love raisins, cinnamon and local honey. I must say, however, it doesn’t look as appetizing as your photo!

  6. I have two topping favs for steel cut oats- dried cherries w/ almonds and a splash of vanilla extract and honey. The other is sliced bananas, walnuts, brown suagr, cinnamon it’s like banana bread- yum!

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