January 21, 2011

JANUARY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH!

Posted in breakfast, Holidays, Recipes and food tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:21 PM by Rockin' Rita

Ok so one of my favorite foods is oatmeal. I just love it! It’s great for warming you up on a really cold day and is great at filling you up. Not to mention all the fiber and protein and other health benefits! I am one of those people who love to add just about anything to it. What I add in depends on several factors (my mood, the time of the month, and cravings just to name a few).  I swear it can take me over an hour just to make a bowl of oatmeal. No, really! I’m serious. Please stop laughing. I know it’s crazy.

I love honey and cinnamon OR nutella (mmm) and granny smith apples OR apricots and strawberries. Sometimes I just throw in a bunch of baking spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, etc.) and brown sugar to a couple of packages of apples and cinnamon flavored oatmeal. Or I’ll do honey and smashed bananas (Mmmmm). I’ve even been so crazy to put in those yummy graham cracker sticks (cinnamon or honey flavored) OR oreo’s OR other cookies OR left over cereal crumbs (especially Quaker Oatmeal Squares and Quaker Life). I just can’t stand it plain!!! And I’m not a maple oatmeal or raisins in oatmeal fan. Weird, right?! I also don’t like Quaker brand instant oatmeal. How strange is that?

Are you the same way? What do you like in your oatmeal? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever added in? What type of oats do you use (quick, old-fashioned, steel-cut, instant from packages, etc)? Does brand matter to your taste buds?

In honor of National Oatmeal Month, RedPlum (that wonderful coupon supplier) posted an article all about oatmeal! I thought I’d share it with you all. To read the entire article click here.

6 Cool (Low-Cost) Ways to Spice up your Kids’ Morning Oatmeal

  1. Peaches and Cream
  2. Peanut Butter and Bananas
  3. Rainbow Oatmeal
  4. Mini Oatmeal Cups
  5. Buried Treasure
  6. Oatmeal Muffins
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