Obviously Oatmeal

by zesty on September 8, 2010 · 7 comments

Help The Students Event: Day 6

OK OK, I know you are going to read the title and be like” what the heck”!  Why is zesty posting oatmeal?  Well despite my lack of posting oatmeal recipe(s) per se – I do eat my fair share of the wonderful grain.  Now you have likely seen many oatmeal creations especially if you read food blogs but you have never seen a zesty oatmeal creation.

Now in no way shape or form is my creation any better/different than the next person’s oatmeal, however oatmeal offers such a blank canvas and a fun texture to add flavors.


  • Oats
  • Skim Milk
  • Banana
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Raisins
  • Drizzle of Honey
  • Ground Flax seed


  1. Follow the oatmeal instructions… lately I have been using the microwave method and adding milk.
  2. Once finished, stir in the extras.
  3. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: I like to make it a little thinner and let it thicken as you add in the extras.  It all depends on the consistency you enjoy.  Experiment and let me know how you get along.

What are your favorite Oatmeal toppings?

Some of mine include:

  1. Maple Granola
  2. Fresh fruit
  3. Broken muffins
  4. Chocolate Almond Fudge Clif bars
  5. Any kind of nut
  6. Raisins
  7. Cranberries
  8. Butterscotch chips
  9. Chia seeds
  10. Honey

Below is a series of some oatmeal creations from other bloggers that you must try.

Katheats – and her tribute to oatmeal.  She calls herself the Oatmeal QUEEN.  When you visit this page you will see why.

CarrotsNCake – Wait until you see this… baked banana oatmeal!!!  I am trying this one.

Danica Daily – Crock pot oats with peaches and blueberries…. WOW

Heather Eats Almond Butter – Some really fun oatmeal creations over here.  I spotted a recent one with chocolate!  YUM

Can you believe it is Wednesday already? Hard to believe for sure. I only have 2 more days of work and then I am off to Toronto to watch some Blue jays. Have a great day and talk to you tomorrow…. you just never know what fun recipe idea you will see.

Take care


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)

Oatmeal is perfect for dorm rooms, I used to make it all the time! Lately I’ve been wanting to add some cocoa powder and peanut butter to my oatmeal – I bet it will taste like a bowl of no bake cookies! Alright, that’s it, I’m finally going to make it tomorrow morning!


2 Kath



3 Danica

Deliciousness! Thanks for the link love Z! Happy Hump Day!


4 eatmovelove

Love this.

Gosh – aren’t broken up muffins the BEST on oatmeal! So good.

I usually top mine with blueberries, Raisins(!), cinnamon, Nut Butter, Jam ;), bananas, yogurt…it’s a giant mess :)


5 Heather Eats Almond Butter

Haha – now people are going to think I eat my oatmeal with chopsticks. ;)

Beautiful shot of your oats Zesty, and your recipe sounds perfect to me. You’re right too – a bowl of oats is truly a blank canvas, and Kath’s Tribute to Oatmeal proves it! ;)


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)

Your oatmeal creation looks absolutely delicious! Gorgeous photo!

I love oatmeal! I always eat it the same way, though, haha! My favorite is oatmeal with sliced banana and cinnamon. Love this post and all the ideas for different toppings I can add to my oatmeal!

Thanks for rounding up some ideas/photos from other bloggers as well!


7 Marianne

Favourite oatmeal topping? Any nut butter I have on hand!


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