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Old 04-05-2011, 06:55 AM
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Default Oatmeal Ideas

So I thought I would share what I do as an add on for my oatmeal.....my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE it...

I add triple berries (frozen) right into the warm oatmeal and it separates. The blue berries don't. Then I add a little bit of brown sugar to remove the tartness of the fruit. My kids LOVE this and ALWAYS ask for more. My son just ate three helpings this morning...

I also add banana......pumpkin, and pumpkin pie seasoning..applesauce and cinnamon....

Any other seasonings or fruit ideas??
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:20 AM
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when you start to heat the water, toss in dried fruit (raisins, cherries, and apricots are favorites--cut the apricots into quarters). It softens as the water heats and releases natural sugars that make it unnecessary to add extra sweetener.

Raisins and cinnamon is a favorite combination
butter and brown sugar
milk and honey
maple sugar and vanilla
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:44 AM
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My kids love these combinations:

Grated apple and a sprinkle of apple pie spice mix.

Dried strawberries and/or dried blueberries added with the dry oatmeal (they rehydrate during cooking).

Dates and peaches (fresh in season or diced canned) with a little brown sugar Splenda.

Dried cranberries, dried pineapple and some shredded coconut.

Sliced banana and a spoonful of peanut butter.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:46 AM
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when you start to heat the water, toss in dried fruit (raisins, cherries, and apricots are favorites--cut the apricots into quarters). It softens as the water heats and releases natural sugars that make it unnecessary to add extra sweetener.

Raisins and cinnamon is a favorite combination
butter and brown sugar
milk and honey
maple sugar and vanilla
mmmm sounds good. We just got a food dehydrator too so I will be able to do this!!
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:20 PM
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Peanut Butter added to Oatmeal is a big hit!

Generally if the kids can add their own berries and fruit pieces they are more likely to eat it all. They feel like they have "cooked" breakfast!

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:50 AM
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My biggest hit with oatmeal is also peanut butter, its the way I have always eaten it, I add peanut butter and honey. some kids gets raisans and honey. I use honey for pretty much everything in place of sugar and syrup.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:33 AM
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My daughter loves all types of oat meal (pronounced Oat-moat by her). I usually get the maple brown sugar and throw some, wait for it, Apple juice infused dried cranberries in the mix. Got them a whole foods, they are soo good. The only problem I have is I always have oatmeal all over mychildrens clothes right after breakfast.
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We've got to keep this one near the top - I've never been a big oatmeal fan but these addings sound delicious! Must try it! Thanks!
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