Gallery: Getting Crazy with Oatmeal: 19 Sweet and Savory Oatmeal Toppings

Nutella Oatmeal
Nutella Oatmeal

Nutella, milk, and toasted hazelnuts.

Greek Yogurt and Berries
Greek Yogurt and Berries

Greek yogurt, honey, berries (we used the frozen kind), granola (or Kashi nuggets in this case)

PB&J&O
PB&J&O

Swirl the peanut butter and jelly into the oatmeal, then add an extra dollop of each on top.

Caffeinated Oatmeal
Caffeinated Oatmeal

Instant coffee crystals, brown sugar, a little milk (or however you take your coffee).

Instead of Regular Milk...
Instead of Regular Milk...

Try pouring in some sweetened condensed milk for a sweeter, richer, creamier oatmeal experience.

Banana Bread Oatmeal
Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana slices, honey, and brown sugar. Some chopped walnuts on top wouldn't be out of place here either.

Oatmeal à la mode
Oatmeal à la mode

A scoop of chocolate ice cream, sprinkles (chocolate and rainbow, because why not), sugar, and milk.

OreOatmeal
OreOatmeal

Crushed oreos and lots (emphasis on lots) of creme to thicken up the oatmeal base.

Barrel-Aged Oatmeal
Barrel-Aged Oatmeal

Bourbon, crispy bacon bits, maple syrup, and toasted pecans.

Soy Sauce and Scallions
Soy Sauce and Scallions

Soy sauce, scallions, and a drop of sesame oil. This is a great gateway to the world of savory oatmeal.

Brown Butter, Fried Sage, Ricotta
Brown Butter, Fried Sage, Ricotta

Brown a couple of tablespoons butter, add sage, fry it, add lemon juice, stir into oatmeal with fresh ricotta and lemon zest.

Squash, Sage, Bacon
Squash, Sage, Bacon

Cook bacon until crisp, then remove from pan. Then cook squash cubes in the bacon fat. Add sage, lemon, and salt.

"Carbonara" Oatmeal

Lots of fresh shaved parmesan, black pepper, and olive oil on top of oatmeal that's been thickened up with cream. And a poached egg on top, let the yolk ooze. Because everything is better with an egg on top.

Bacon and Cheddar
Bacon and Cheddar

Pretty simple: just some crisp bacon and cheddar cheese. Scallions too if you have them.

"Thai" Oatmeal

Dried chilies, coconut milk, dried unsweetened coconut, toasted cashews, scallions, sugar, and soy sauce. This one disappeared the fastest at SEHQ.

"Mexican" Oatmeal

Fresh corn kernels cooked in olive oil over high heat until blackened in spots, jalapeños, scallions, cotija cheese, cilantro, chili powder, lime juice, and salt.

"Mediterranean" Oatmeal

Greek yogurt (or labne), pine nuts, pita chips crumbles, lemon juice, sumac, lots of olive oil, and salt.

Popeye's Oatmeal
Popeye's Oatmeal

Sautee garlic in olive oil, then add spinach until wilted. Stir into oatmeal with salt and squeeze lemon juice on top.

Spicy, Beefy Jerky Oatmeal
Spicy, Beefy Jerky Oatmeal

Beef jerky and sambal (or Sriracha would do the trick) mixed in with salt and mint.