View Full Version : Oats.....need some variety

10-02-2005, 10:13 PM
okok I cant think of anything to mix my oats with....all I really do is put a tbsp or 2 of sugar on it and then add water....but my god its getting yucky. Help me out here, I need to spice this up a bit!

10-02-2005, 10:26 PM

10-02-2005, 10:27 PM
I recommend sprinkling it on before cooking, sort of to let it dissolve by stirring it around in the water. If you try to put it on afterwards, it has a tendency to clump.

10-03-2005, 01:47 AM
i usually add a banana,diced apple and some honey

10-03-2005, 07:38 AM
Berrys, nuts, whey, natty PB, olive oil, etc.

I use 1 cup dry oats, 2 TBPS slenda, dash of cinnamon, and 2 scoops of nitrean. Good 520 cals, 50g protein, and filling.

10-07-2005, 10:41 AM
I add low fat milk, dried cranberries, and handful of walnuts and some cinnamon. Really, really good.

10-07-2005, 02:59 PM
Brown sugar and diced walnuts. Nothing yucky about that!

10-07-2005, 08:35 PM
what everyone else said, plus cook your oats with milk instead and add whatever fruit you like. I prefer strawberries or blueberries. You can get them cheap frozen next to the cool whip.

10-09-2005, 08:26 AM
The natural ingredients are all great, bannanas, cinnamon, nuts; but once in awhile I like to throw in extracts, like Rum are vanilla. Just a thought.

10-09-2005, 02:48 PM
2 scoops whey protein (chocolate) and 1 cup of skim milk with a tbsp of peanut butter is all I use and it's damn good.

01-11-2006, 06:05 PM
maple syrup adds taste

01-11-2006, 09:03 PM
Today I added one scoop nitrean one scoop blueberries. It was delicious. I also tried one raw egg added to just cooked oatmeal, it's hot enough to cook the egg as I stirred it around. The taste was ok, but I didn't like it enough to do everyday.

01-11-2006, 09:23 PM
I normally do a tbsp of honey, cinnamon, and 1 packet of splenda.

01-13-2006, 01:11 AM
i usually use chopped dates

i use only milk, no water. add some cinnamon halfway through, pour a tablespoon of oil on it, and mix, helps bring out the flavour.

If you REALLLY want to try somehting, in ireland and britain people sometimes put seaweed in their porridge. If you have some leftover nori, slice it up and put in. !

01-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Berrys, nuts, whey, natty PB, olive oil, etc.

I use 1 cup dry oats, 2 TBPS slenda, dash of cinnamon, and 2 scoops of nitrean. Good 520 cals, 50g protein, and filling.

I just wanted to say thanks. I was looking for another snack during the day and I used a variance on your shake/drink. I was disappointed when I finished drinking it because there wasn't any more.

3/4 cup of dry oats
1 cup of milk
12 strawberries
3 graham crackers
1 tablespoon of olive oil

It was sooo good!

713 calories, 29 grams of fat, 99 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fiber and 19 grams of fat. 7-sat/6-poly/14-mono.

01-15-2006, 04:08 PM

02-01-2006, 07:26 PM
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Skim Milk
1 Tbs Honey
1 Tbs Splenda

Mix and eat.

02-02-2006, 05:55 AM
and use milk not water

btw i live in britain and ive never heard of anyone putting seaweed in porridge, with a fried breakfast yes but not in porridge. yuck.

06-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Try roasting the oats first. Here's the original recipe, courtesy Alton Brown. He uses a bunch of butter... simply cut it out, it will "toast" the oatmeal just the same. This with nattyPb and a touch of diet maple syrup... mmmm.

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Oat Cuisine

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large saucepot, melt the butter and add the oats. Stir for 2 minutes to toast. Add the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring.
Combine the milk and half of the buttermilk with the oatmeal. Stir gently to combine and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

07-29-2007, 09:33 PM
my favortie breakfast:
1-2scoop of choc whey
flax seeds

mister manager
07-30-2007, 01:45 AM
i just eat the oats straight up
i dont cook them i just pour them into a cup/bowl and eat them

they dont really taste like much

also whats with all the people eating splenda.] have you not heard of the dangers of aspartame

07-30-2007, 07:39 AM
Splenda doesn't have any aspartame in it, foo.

mister manager
07-30-2007, 08:31 AM
then what does it have in it?

08-01-2007, 11:48 AM
maple syrup adds taste

I concur with the above :)

08-01-2007, 06:59 PM
Teaspoon of brown sugar, half a tablespoon of honey, some cinnamon, and cook it in milk. That's the way I likes it.

08-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Splenda = sucralose.

Try my waffles (http://builtblog.wikidbody.com/2007/04/30/protein-waffles/)- that's how I get my oats.

08-02-2007, 08:26 AM
Good thread....I was just wondering how to spice up my oatmeal today. I put plums and cinnamon....it is still kinda bland though.

Is it okay to put brown sugar/splenda/honey in them and avoid insulin spikes?



08-02-2007, 12:08 PM
Mix in some tuna or hummus.

08-02-2007, 01:12 PM
Try buying some steel cut oats instead of rolled oats. Steel cut oats have a rich, nutty flavour and a lot more texture than rolled oats. (they're not crunchy but they have a resiliency when you bite into them that makes it feel like you're eating real food not just oat paste). To me, at least, steel cut oats taste so good you don't NEED to add anything to them.

The downside is that it takes longer to cook but there are ways to cook them faster. McCann's has great suggestions on their website: http://www.mccanns.ie/pages/preparation.html

Some supermarkets will carry McCann's:

Or you're in Alberta so maybe you can get a place that carries President's Choice version of the same (it's cheaper and tastes just as good).

Quaker even has their version of it now after generations of their Rolled Oats:

The Steel Cut Oats are much tastier with essentially identical macro breakdowns compared to rolled oats.

08-08-2007, 02:48 PM
tuna sounds like the best idea

08-08-2007, 02:50 PM
tuna sounds like the best idea

tuna with oats?