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Oatmeal - what do you add?
Old 01-04-2019, 10:18 AM
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What do you add to your oatmeal that enhances the flavor, but is still healthy?
Maple syrup or brown sugar are not options for me.

FYI I am eating steel cut oats as I like the texture better than rolled oats. That probably does not make a difference with add ons but just in case anyone has information about this type of oatmeal.


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Old 01-04-2019, 10:22 AM
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Could you use honey?
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I could but trying to keep sugar down
Old 01-04-2019, 10:23 AM
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And honey is sweet, a natural form of sugar.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:29 AM
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Cinnamon and walnuts are non-sugary additions that I like.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:31 AM
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I use fruit...bananas, any kind of berries, peaches (in season), apples (cook them with the oatmeal). I also love a good sprinkle of cinnamon...and maybe some nuts.

How do you make your oatmeal? I soak my oats (not steel cut, but old-fashioned rolled oats) overnight in an equal amount of milk (or water, or almond milk). If I am using apples, I cut them up and put on top, and then microwave to cook and heat up.

Cinnamon makes all the difference...you won’t miss the extra sugar.


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Old 01-04-2019, 10:34 AM
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Doing my best to avoid sugar but I do put a little molasses on it considering it’s healthy although it probably has natural sugar. Besides that I will also use cinnamon, almonds, raisins or make a batch of steel cut oats and apples, either stovetop or in the crockpot, delicious! If you google it you’ll find many oatmeal recipes with apples and other fruits that are naturally sweet rih maybe some cinnamon. . I do use a little stevia sometimes. A little goes a long way.
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Bananas are too full of sugar
Old 01-04-2019, 10:38 AM
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but berries are lower in sugar so that will work.

Love the cinnamon and nut idea. Sounds yummy.

I bought the quick steel cut oats. Takes about 7 minutes. Get water boiling. Then add oats and simmer for five minutes.

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Old 01-04-2019, 10:48 AM
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Flour, sugar, eggs... Basically Oatmeal Cookies -
I hate anything warm and mushy.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:58 AM
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Chia seeds, cinnamon, and the 50% less sugar Craisins. Would those Craisins work for your needs?
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:04 AM
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Cinnamon and toasted pecans! The pecans MUST be toasted in my book!


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Old 01-04-2019, 11:21 AM
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but I also add walnuts and cinnamon.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:46 AM
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Vanilla yogurt and berries.
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I have never tried
Old 01-04-2019, 11:48 AM
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craisins. 50% less sugar sounds good.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:40 PM
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I like craisins, pecans, and a little brown sugar. And I prefer the old fashioned oatmeal, but will eat the quick if that's the only kind available. Instant oatmeal is a total abomination.

Oh, and I usually cook the oatmeal with half water and half milk. It tastes richer and the milk adds nutrition. You could probably use a non-dairy milk (like almond milk), but I've never tried it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:45 PM
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I like to add some peanut butter.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:09 PM
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My favorite add in's are nut butters, berries and coconut.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:10 PM
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I love, love, love baked oatmeal! This recipe calls for 1/3 cup (I use less) of brown sugar, but I cut the 8x8 pan into 6 squares. That makes less than 1 tablespoon/serving. Or you could delete the brown sugar altogether.

This recipe calls for raisins, but I always use craisins.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:41 PM
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I add cinnamon, raisins, and raw almonds.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:07 PM
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I like to add cinnamon and either unsweetened applesauce or pumpkin purée.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:22 PM
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Cinnamon and raisins
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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I like that idea. Yum! Thank you

I think I will buy some low fat peanut butter and try that with some flax seed and or raw nuts.

Thank you everyone!

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Old 01-04-2019, 02:57 PM
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I add a tspn of Stevia, cinnamon and a tbsp of raw flaxseeds most days.
I also like Stevia, crunchy PB and cinnamon.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:52 PM
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These days I like to add cinnamon to my oatmeal. Years ago I used to enjoy raisins in my oatmeal. My father likes to add walnuts to his oatmeal.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:02 PM
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One of my very favorite breakfasts. We add farro, blueberries (frozen when out of season), unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, nuts, powdered peanut butter (way less fat), stevia, cinnamon, vanilla, flax, bananas, never any sugar and tastes great. Just takes getting used to little sugar. We actually do not like it sweet now.
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I love my oatmeal
Old 01-04-2019, 06:06 PM
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I fancy it up with sliced apples and sliced whole cranberries. I microwave my oatmeal and throw the cranberries in as it cooks. I also add cinnamon, a splash of pure vanilla extract and chopped walnuts.
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If you live near a Trader Joe’s...
Old 01-04-2019, 06:24 PM
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get some of their pumpkin pie spice. I love it in oatmeal.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:54 PM
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I make oatmeal with raisins, sprinkle heartily with cinnamon. Top with a dollop of plain yogurt and then some grapes, orange slices, whatever fruit you like.

It sounds like it wouldn't taste good...but it does. And it's really filling! I haven't had it in awhile, but might add Chia seeds as well. Sugar on oatmeal is too sweet for me.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:15 AM
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I like to add almond butter and cinnnamon in my oatmeal-adds some protein to keep feeling full. Also, Starbucks has oatmeal and the other day I tried their oatmeal with blueberries and sliced almonds that were sprinkled on top. Yum!

Also, have you ever tried overnight oats that you make at night and sit in the fridge? There are lots of options you can try and they are healthy too.
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