Healthy Oatmeal Toppings

Over the past year I have become obsessed with oatmeal! I’m pretty sure every morning of senior year, I made oatmeal topped with a banana and chia seeds (my roommate can attest to that!). But it can get old eating the same old same old. No one wants to get in a food rut, so here are some cheats on healthy, delicious oatmeal toppings that will liven up your morning routine. I personally am a fan of adding almond butter, banana, blueberry, and chia seeds. For the fall though, I like adding apples, cinnamon, and pecans. Play around with what flavors you like and see what fun you can having creating your own signature combinations. 

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Sweet

Maple syrup

Jams (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, etc.)

Honey

Agave Nectar

Fruit

Blueberries

Banana

Strawberries

Apple

Dried Fruit

Apricots

Raisins

Dates

Nuts

Walnuts

Pecans

Almonds

Flavor Boost

Nut Butter (peanut, almond, etc.)

Chocolate nibs

Toasted coconut

Seeds

Chia

Flax

Spice

Vanilla

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Pumpkin Pie (fall)

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Also, remember that packaged oatmeal is easy and convenient but not always the healthiest choice. Often full of preservatives and added sugar, I try and stick with plain steel cut oats and add my own flavorings so I know exactly what I’m putting into my body. I recently bought a big bag of Coach’s Oats from Costco and have used it for my morning oatmeal as well as in baking. Well worth the $9 I spent!

Don’t be afraid to play around with different combinations. Sometimes the best combinations are the one’s you would least expect. Liven up your oatmeal today and share you favorite creations by commenting below!

XO, Kitchy Living 

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