There’s nothing better than a hot bowl of oatmeal to get your day started on the right track. Not only is it super filling and affordable, it’s also filled with fiber and B vitamins. But you don’t need a pre-made packet to fill your bowl with plenty of flavour! All you need is a few pantry staples and a good old bag of oats to get your morning off to a great start. Baked oatmeal is even a thing! And a bowl of oatmeal is the perfect building block for all sorts of toppings. If you’re short of ideas (and who isn’t first thing in the morning?!) we have some suggestions for oatmeal toppings to start your day off right.
7 Yummy Ideas for Oatmeal Toppings
1. Warm Apples & Brown Sugar
Sautéing apples in a knob of butter is one of the most delicious things you can do. Sprinkle in a handful of brown sugar until melted before putting the works over a hot bowl of oats.
2. Nutella and Bananas
These two foods were meant to be together, and while we’re used to eating them in a more indulgent way (French crepes anyone?) they can take classic bowl of porridge from boring to incredibly delicious.
3. Classic Cinnamon Sugar
Why mess with classics? Cinnamon sugar is the easiest way to add an immediate punch of flavor to any basic breakfast, whether it’s toast or oats.
4. Pumpkin Pie
Canned pumpkin is an easy way to up your daily intake of fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) while still enjoying a decadent treat. Stir in a few spoonfuls with some honey and pumpkin-pie spice for an epic breakfast.
5. Toasted Almonds, Flax, and Maple Syrup
Boost your protein and keep it all natural with nuts, seeds, and some maple syrup. Not only is this combo absolutely delicious, it will also keep you full for hours on end.
6. Butter and Lingonberry Jam
Make it like the Swedes do by topping your oatmeal with a generous knob of butter and a spoonful of tart lingonberry jam.
7. Shaved Coconut and Dried Mangos
Add a taste of the tropics to keep you warm with ever-so-nutty toasted coconut and dried mangos