I like apple cinnamon. I cook for one and do not like opening a large jar of applesauce or bottle of apple juice. I use the one snack pack size applesauce. I also buy the toddler size juice boxes, 6 oz., and will replace part of water with juice for apple flavor.
also, try sugar free pancake syrup instead of maple syrup
8/28/2013 8:19:50 PM
Love oatmeal! I have a bowl most mornings. Quick to fix and delicious. And funny enough my dear mother would, as a child, practically have to force me.
Quaker now has "perfect portion" with no sugar, LOVE IT. I add 1 1/2 TBLS Peanut butter, ups my protein, and OH so good!!! YUMMMMM, eating breakfast now!
8/27/2013 8:19:43 AM
I remember, as a kid, Thursday mornings were always oatmeal days. My Mom had to cook them on the stove. (It was the 60's!) I use the microwave; old-fashioned oats only take 3 minutes! It's true, they can boil over easily in the microwave and make a mess, the trick to avoiding this is to use a wide, shallow bowl (like a soup bowl) instead of a regular cereal bowl.
8/27/2013 8:09:35 AM
I sometimes mix in a flavored protein powder with my oatmeal.
I eat oatmeal every day. We call it porridge here in the UK. The easiest way to make it is in the microwave. It means you can still use the unprocessed variety but it doesn't take as long and you don't have the saucepan to deal with! I use half a cup of oats per person to 3 cups of milk and water (in any ratio you like). Make sure you put everything in a big enough container. Microwave on full power until it comes to the boil. That's about 2 minutes for one portion. Then leave it to stand while you go and have a shower, walk the dog, etc. Microwave again to heat and its ready. It takes some experimenting until you get the timings right because it can easily spill over the dish. People also prefer different consistencies. But once you have worked it out its so easy and quick.
I love savoury oatmeals! I used to add an egg, a pinch of salt, pepper and some herbs(if I have them) to my rolled oats for breakfast or lunch. But if you're a vegetarian or you prefer soy protein, add slightly mashed tofu (the silky soft type) instead of an egg. You can sneak in some leafy greens (eg. spinach) as well. I know this sounds a little weird, but if sweet oatmeal isn't your thing, this is worth trying.
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