Oatmeal Eight Ways

Oatmeal Eight Ways

Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Base recipe

  • 1/2 cup rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (preferrably 2%)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 fair pinch salt

Almond Butter Banana Flax

  • 1/2 well ripened banana, mashed well
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp honey, or to taste
  • 6 drops almond extract

Peanut Butter Nutella

  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter powder, such as PB2
  • 1 tsp honey, or to taste
  • 2 tsp Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp chopped unsalted peanuts

Banana Coconut

  • 1/2 cup canned light coconut milk (in place of 2% milk listed)
  • 1/2 well ripened banana, mashed well
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/8 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp packed brown sugar, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped mixed unsalted nuts

Chocolate

  • 1/2 overripe banana, mashed well
  • 2 tsp dutch processed or regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar, or to taste
  • 2 - 3 tsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 fresh strawberries, sliced (optional)

Maple Brown Sugar

  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar, or to taste
  • 4 drops maple extract, or to taste (each brand may vary a little in stength)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans

Apple Pie

  • 2/3 cup peeled and finely chopped honey crisp apple
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp packed brown sugar or maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries and/or chopped walnuts (optional)

Pumpkin Pie

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp (scant) ground cinnamon
  • 1 fair pinch ground ginger
  • 1 fair pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans

Berries and Cream

  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh berries or frozen, thawed and drained (dice strawberries)
  • 2 tsp honey, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp half 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 microwave 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in almond butter, honey and almond extract. 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 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in peanut butter powder and honey. 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 microwave 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in shredded coconut, brown sugar and coconut extract. Let cool 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 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and brown sugar. Let cool 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 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and maple extract. Let cool several minutes. Top with pecans. 

Apple Pie

  1. Add apples and water to a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes. Then stir oats, milk, salt and cinnamon and heat 2 minutes longer. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and butter. Let cool 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 microwave 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla extract and let cool several minutes. Top with pecans.

Berries and Cream

  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl stir together oats, milk, water and salt. Cook in microwave 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Stir in berries, honey and vanilla. Let cool several minutes. Top with half and half or cream.
  2. *Any of these variations can be cooked on the stove top as well, just cook according to package directions.

  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy