Some people love oatmeal especially that it’s a good option for vegans, and others can barely choke it down. Many people, including kids, will eat oatmeal, but it has to include bits of fruit or sugar. It isn’t necessary to buy sweetened oatmeal and expensive packets that include minuscule amounts of dehydrated fruit, sugar, and who knows what else. Instead of buying packets of flavored instant oatmeal, consider some of the many easy ways to make ordinary oatmeal taste better. You might discover a few easy oatmeal stir-ins and ideas you’ve never thought of!
Make it Taste Better with Apple Peels
Even if you don’t like the peels of apples, they can be used to make oatmeal taste better. If you think peels belong in the compost pile, you’re really missing out in more ways than one. The peels of apples contain numerous vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Freeze apple peels whenever apples are peeled instead of throwing them away, and grind them in the blender. Add the ground peels before cooking the oatmeal along with any other preferred flavor enhancers. The peels will provide a delicious apple flavor, added nutrition, and they will make the oatmeal taste better than ever.
Yogurt Makes Oatmeal Taste Better
If you love yogurt, make your rolled oats extra tasty and extra nutritious by stirring in ½ cup or more of your favorite yogurt. Mix in yogurt with chucks of fruit for extra goodness. Not only will it add more flavor, but the fruit will add more color and appeal. Best of all, it will taste extra good and exceptionally creamy.
Toss in Some Trail Mix
Do you enjoy munching on trail mix? If you love the taste of trail mix, toss a handful of trail mix into with a hot steaming bowl of ordinary oatmeal. The crunchy nuts and chewy bits of fruit will make regular hot cereal taste absolutely delicious. Try adding your favorite blend of trail mix next time you cook oatmeal. You won’t believe the difference in taste!
Make it Taste Better with Chocolate
Most people love the rich creamy taste of chocolate, and if you love chocolate, stir several chocolate chips into a bowl of regular hot oatmeal. Blend it until the chocolate is completely melted, and get ready for a taste-tempting treat unlike any other you’ve ever had. You might even try vanilla, butterscotch or cherry chips for a completely different taste.
Make it Better with Peanut Butter
If you love peanut butter oatmeal cookies, try it in the form of a hot steaming bowl of nutritious and delicious rolled oats. Mix a tablespoon of peanut butter, crunchy or creamy, into a hot bowl of oatmeal, and you won’t believe how much it tastes like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. Many people think it’s just as good or better than their favorite oatmeal cookies.
Flavored Creamer Makes it Taste Better
Favorite flavors of non-dairy creamer can be mixed into plain oatmeal to give it a boost of flavor. Stir in a teaspoon or two, and add more or less according to your individual preference. It will give your hot breakfast cereal a lot of flavor, and the added taste won’t add a lot of calories.
If your kids love instant oatmeal complete with all of the costly extras, say no to expensive hot cereal with unnecessary add-ins, and say yes to inexpensive colored sprinkles. Confectionaries meant for decorating cakes, cookies, and other desserts come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and kids love them stirred in with hot cereal because they think it makes ordinary hot cereal taste better. They’ll never ask for the instant overpriced kind again!