Then fast-forward about 10 more years and I’m standing in line at Fido Coffee Shop and I see a big bowl filled with creamy oats and fruit pass by in a server’s hand and I say “Ooh! That looks delicious”. And I had to taste for myself. So I ordered myself a bowl and it was indeed delicious! Creamy oats, topped with a generous sprinkling of dark brown sugar, and a mound of sliced strawberries, bananas and raisins. Now that’s what I call Oatmeal! I fell in love. And ever since, I have been making bowls of creamy oats with loads of toppings!
The possibilities are limitless. You can top oatmeal with all kinds of fresh and dried fruits and nuts. Go crazy, get creative!
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I have tried many different varieties of oats and cooking methods in order to find my favorite. I encourage you to do so too. It seems there is much debate on what makes the best oatmeal. I have tried Quaker Oats and generic/store-brand, Old Fashioned and Instant; as well as Steel Cut Oats. I have cooked them on the stove top and in the microwave; with water and with a portion of milk. There are pros and cons to each.
I think my favorite is Old Fashioned Oats with a couple of tablespoons of wheat germ added, made on the stove-top with part low-fat milk and part water (which makes them just the right amount of creamy), topped with brown sugar, dried cranberries, walnuts and diced bananas. I mean, with those toppings, even wallpaper paste might actually taste pretty great!
What’s your favorite way to do Oatmeal?