Oatmeal in Eight Ways Recipe

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Jesus Published: November 25, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Oatmeal in Eight Ways

Tired of your regular oatmeal? Learn how to make your breakfast more interesting in eight different ways with this oatmeal recipe, from chocolatey to fruity.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Base Oatmeal:

  • ½cuprolled old fashioned oats
  • ½cupmilkpreferably 2%
  • ½cupwater
  • 1pinch salt

For Almond Butter Banana Flax:

  • ½bananawell ripened, mashed well
  • 1tbspground flax seeds
  • tbspalmond butter
  • 1tsphoneyor to taste
  • 6dropsAlmond Extract

For Peanut Butter Nutella:

  • 2tbsppeanut butter powdersuch as PB2
  • 1tsphoneyor to taste
  • 2tspNutella
  • 1tbsppeanutsunsalted, chopped

For Banana Coconut:

  • ½cuplight coconut milkcanned, in place of 2% milk listed
  • ½bananawell ripened, mashed well
  • 2tbspcoconutshredded
  • tspcoconut extract
  • 1tspbrown sugarpacked, or to taste
  • 2tbspmixed nutsunsalted, chopped

For Chocolate:

  • ½bananaoverripe, mashed well
  • 2tspcocoa powderdutch processed or regular unsweetened
  • ¼tspvanilla extract
  • 2tspbrown sugarpacked, or to taste
  • 2tspchocolate chips2 to 3 mini semisweet
  • 2strawberriesfresh, sliced, optional

For Maple Brown Sugar:

  • 2tspbrown sugarpacked, or to taste
  • 4dropsmaple extractor to taste
  • 2tbsppecanschopped

For Apple Pie:

  • cupapplehoney crisp, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspbrown sugaror maple syrup, or to taste
  • tspvanilla extract
  • ½tbspbutteroptional
  • 1tbspdried cranberries
  • walnutschoppep, optional

For Pumpkin Pie:

  • ¼cuppumpkin puree
  • ½tspground cinnamonscant
  • tspground ginger
  • tspground nutmeg
  • 1tbspmaple syrupor to taste
  • ¼tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbsppecanschopped

For Berries and Cream:

  • ½cupmixed fresh berriesor frozen, thawed, and drained dice strawberries
  • 2tsphoneyor to taste
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbsphalf and half

Instructions

Almond Butter Banana Flax:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, salt, banana, and flax. Heat in the microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in the almond butter, honey, and almond extract.

  3. Let rest a few minutes to cool. Thin with a little more milk as needed.

Peanut Butter Nutella:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, and salt. Heat in microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in peanut butter powder and honey.

  3. Let cool a few minutes then dollop and swirl in Nutella. Top with peanuts.

Banana Coconut:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, coconut milk, water, salt, and banana. Heat in the microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in shredded coconut, brown sugar, and coconut extract.

  3. Let cool for several minutes. Top with nuts.

Chocolate:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, salt, banana, and cocoa powder. Heat in microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in vanilla extract and brown sugar. Let cool for several minutes then top with chocolate chips and strawberries.

Maple Brown Sugar:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, and salt. Heat in microwave for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in brown sugar and maple extract.

  3. Let cool for several minutes. Top with pecans.

Apple Pie:

  1. Add apples and water to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes.

  2. Then stir oats, milk, salt, and cinnamon and heat for 2 minutes longer. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla, and butter.

  3. Let cool for several minutes. Top with cranberries or walnuts if desired.

Pumpkin Pie:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, salt, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cook in the microwave for 2½ for 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla extract and let cool for several minutes. Top with pecans.

Berries and Cream:

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats, milk, water, and salt. Cook in the microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in berries, honey, and vanilla. Let cool for several minutes. Top with half and half or cream.

Recipe Notes

 

Any of these variations can be cooked on the stovetop as well, just cook according to package directions.

 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1763.91kcal
  • Fat: 98.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 30.95g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 39.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 19.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 207.36g
  • Fiber: 29.66g
  • Sugar: 126.76g
  • Protein: 37.36g
  • Cholesterol: 39.97mg
  • Sodium: 283.61mg
  • Calcium: 466.29mg
  • Potassium: 2137.11mg
  • Iron: 8.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 621.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.23mg
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