Serious Eats: Talk
What do you put in your oatmeal?
If I have time, I really like cooking up a bowl of steel cut oats, which I then eat plain and unadulterated, because I love their flavor and texture. However, when I don't have the time and don't think about cooking the oats in advance (which happens a lot), I still enjoy rolled oats. Though I sometimes eat them plain, I'll also sometimes add other food. I've done peanut butter, applesauce and raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cinnamon, different types of nuts, and today I got the idea to try ginger (which I am eating now and think is fantastic, by the way). Sometimes milk goes in, sometimes not. I've added flax seed, but didn't think that added much as far as taste goes. Lafayette, CO holds an annual oatmeal festival where they offer a topping bar with 150(!) toppings, ranging from fruit (fresh, dried, and sweetened like pie filling) to candy to nuts and seeds to whatever else they think you might want in your oats, which opened my eyes to just how creative you can really be. So what do you like in your oatmeal? (And yes, I'll probably be stealing ideas. I'm totally on an oatmeal kick right now.)