I always add: 1 tbsp ground flax seed, 1 tbsp pure maple syrup and at least 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Most days, I'll add a 1 tbsp of Bob's Red Mill powdered soy protein isolate. Other than that, I add one of the following:
pumpkin puree + raisins + a pinch of nutmeg; apple sauce; dried cranberries; 1/4 cup blueberries; 1/2 chopped-up apple; raisins alone; chopped almonds; strawberries; dried cherries; 1/2 mashed banana + 1 tsp cocoa powder, etc.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for good oatmeal additives? I'd love to try something new!
try eating oatmeal with chocolate malt beverage i.e. ovaltine, nestle and add some sliced banana in it
I generally add cinnamon and splenda , however when i need extra calories i have found a serving of natural peanutbutter fits and tastes quite well. Honey is another option if your looking for something sweet.
Best oatmeal add in ever: 2 heaping tablespoons canned pumpkin, 1 packet sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. MMMMM!
This also works with a mashed banana.
Here are some other ideas:
I LOVE oatmeal! In fact, for the past week, I've had it twice a day. I keep planning on a different dinner, because I feel bad for eating it so much, but then dinner rolls around and all I feel like eating is oatmeal! ahh! In fact, I think I'll have oatmeal now, too. sigh.
Anyway, I'm alllll about adding things. My favorites:
- that powdered instant mocha mix stuff
- sugar-free syrups (I do chocolate and mint)
- frozen strawberries
- splenda and cinnamon
- banana, or apple, or pumpkin
- peanut butter
- butterscotch chips
And everything has like a TON of cinnamon, too. I put so much cinnamon in, I should log it. But I don't. :-P
Also a dash of vanilla extract with almonds is good.
Or sugar free maple syrup and toasted walnuts.
I like crushed pineapple in mine.
I mix mine with natural peanut butter and chocolate whey protein. Gives me protein, good fats and good carbs all at once, and it tastes pretty good too.
peanut butter! I Cant Believe It's Not Butter Light! (I add both of these to my oatmeal and it tastes amazing.)
I am new to this whole dieting, trying to eat healthy t hing and I never even thought of adding things like these to plain old oatmeal! I am def. gonna have to try this tomorrow morning! Boy I've gotta get out more!
egg whites :D
If you're using a microwave, take the oatmeal out about 1 minute before it's done and stir in an egg white really really fast. Then, put it back in the microwave. It'll fluff up your oatmeal maaajorly.. and boost the protein a couple of grams!
[You can also just add in an egg white at the end if you're not too fussy about eating raw egg whites.. which is totally safe by the way :D]
Oh, and I like adding coffee too, especially if my oatmeal comes out a little too thick. It always tastes rich and delicious!
OH and squares of dark chocolate!
and some dry cereal or almonds on top for crunch!
.. I eat a lot of oatmeal. haha
Liquid brewed! I add it not only for the deep flavor, but for the smoothness :D I tend to add quite a bit 'cause I actually like my oatmeal kinda liquidy[I add it after the oatmeal's cooked].