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For the past few days this week, I've been eating oatmeal for breakfast because I had a bad stomach. I noticed that I'm less sluggish and sleepy after eating a bow of oatmeal. The amount of oatmeal I eat is way way less than my usual breakfast intake, yet I feel more energetic.

 

Anyway, me likes the effect so far, even if oatmeal as it is is quite bland. The first two days I placed apple slices. I ran out of apples and so ate plain oatmeal the next two days. This morning, it was cinnamon roll flavoured oatmeal.

 

Odd, I do not like oatmeal cookies.

 

 

So... who likes it? Who hates it? What do you do to enliven your oatmeal?

 

Now, I do not have a mane or a tail - yet. ;)

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My daughter is an oatmeal junkie, she likes it with brown sugar, banana's and berries, she will eat 3 bowls of it at a sitting!! she is 2 1/2 years old. Must be her Scots side!!

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I like a bowl of oatmeal for, or with breakfast. I find it easier to eat, if I just don't try to sweeten or flavor it. I get "used to" the plain flavor. You'd be surprised how tasty it is, if you adjust your palate to it.

 

As I've said before, I credit oatmeal with my latest weight loss. It keeps me from snacking before lunch. I am peppier, and often "feel full" even when lunchtime rolls around.

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I like oatmeal for breakfast, if its flavored. Apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, etc. I'll admit in the morning I'm too lazy to cook it on the stovetop, so I eat the prepackaged instant flavored kind. I've tried the microwave option, but the results have been bad.

 

Don't particularly like most oatmeal cookies. Almost everybody puts raisins in them (or are those houseflies? hard to tell). And they're usually a bit dry and not sweet enough for my tastes.

 

Tomas, maybe you're getting a sugar high, or maybe its just that oatmeal is very easy to digest compared to a lot of breakfast foods.

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If I have time in the morning I eat those instant packets of oatmeal steady for breakfast. Even in a restaurant, though I tend to go for the eggs n'bacon n'toast special, if I want to stay awake for a conference or something I'll get a bowl of oatmeal instead.

 

Remember preparing oatmeal in a hostel in Germany and the Europeans crowding around 'Why are you cooking perfectly good oat flakes?'

 

Personally I find the European custom of raw oatflakes for breakfast odd, like eating cattle feed.

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120mm: Same here. Ever since I ate oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, I noticed I do not eat snacks between breakfast and lunch. And when it's lunch time, I don't eat all that much. :) I feel lighter now, but I guess it's all psychology as I haven't checked my weight yet and it's only been a week since I've eaten oatmeal.

 

Ivanhoe: You're probably right on the sugarhigh. I used to eat lots of rice and all that carbo is pro'ly the reason why I doze off. Now I'm limited to 1 cup for every meal, although for breakfast I replace it with oatmeal.

 

Paul: "raw" oatmeal? :blink:

 

BTW, how do you guys like your oatmeal? Some people I know prepare their oatmeal in an almost soupy fashion. Some prefer it with little bit of water and almost looks like oatmeal dough for cookies. I prefer something in between. I don't put milk though in the instant oatmeal I eat since I'm lactose intolerant. Only water, some sugar if it's too bland, and fruit if any.

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I was eating the packaged stuff, but I happened into the living room while the wife was watching Oprah and a Dr was saying the instant stuff was junk. the refined oats are so well processed you get little benefit from them, as they are too easy to digest

 

I bought some steel cut oats (much bigger) The bigger oats take more energy out that you get from the meal and fills you up. I have mine with Berries or Bananas. I dont like soupy, nor the really thick stuff. Cook mine 2 minutes in the micro wave and it works out well.

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Oatmeal every morning. Regular not instant. I prefer toward a dry mix rather than soupy. Added flavors include cinnamon and Splenda w/ a quarter cup of skim milk. That plus 2 slices of wheat toast and coffee and I'm ready for the day.

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I like mine thicker rather than soupy and usually throw in a handful of raisins and some cinnamon. I have a couple boiled eggs on the side most times. In the winter I fire up the slow cooker on Saturday night and let a batch of Irish oatmeal (http://www.mccanns.ie/) cook all night. It's very creamy and has a nuttier taste than rolled oats.

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Paul: "raw" oatmeal? :blink:

 

I was looking in the grocery store here yesterday and the closest thing to it would be coarse cut, slow cooking oatmeal. Big flakes of raw oats.

 

The Germans will just put milk on it and scarf it down. I did too when I was living there, 'cooked' in porridge or 'baked' in granola simply wasn't done, at least in the areas I was in.

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I was looking in the grocery store here yesterday and the closest thing to it would be coarse cut, slow cooking oatmeal. Big flakes of raw oats.

 

The Germans will just put milk on it and scarf it down. I did too when I was living there, 'cooked' in porridge or 'baked' in granola simply wasn't done, at least in the areas I was in.

 

One fairly yummy recipe I came across involved combining raw oatmeal (flakes), orange juice, yogurt and leaving it overnight in the fridge (though probably an even half an hour would do). The oats would soften up and the resultant concoction (I preferred a slurry like consistency, but YMMV) would be ready to go.

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Yum. Oatmeal aka porridge. As I just said in the rice thread, variety is the spice of life and I get experimental with the oatmeal too :)

 

Sometimes I buy the Scotch Oats ... longer cooking time but great nutty/mealy taste and texture. I usually buy the 3 minutes to cook oatmeal and dress it up according to whim.

 

Something really different (odd?) that I really like sometimes is to have the oatmeal with lots of butter and salt. That's it. Yum. Num nums ... sometimes I just really intensely crave salt ... and just give in ...

 

For sweet oatmeal tastes ... I cook it in water/milk or juice, and add whatever I feel like at the time: cinnamon, raisons, other berries, apples, other fruit, jam, ground almonds or other nuts ... I top with a bit of milk/cream, butter, cinnamon and lotsa dark brown sugar. I'll bet Real Canadian Maple Syrup would be great on it too :) ... often I like it just quite plain ... oatmeal, bit of milk, bit of butter and brown sugar.

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When I do oatmeal for breakfast, it is two packs of instant. I add hot water for a thick, pudding-like consistency. My favorites are "Cinnamon & Spice" and "Brown Sugar Cinnamon." Even the instant product has fiber and will help cholesterol levels.

 

I remember regular oatmeal when I was a kid. Some butter, sugar and milk. When right, it was great. The problem was, getting it right.

 

About the only oatmeal cookies I like are at Joe Muggs' coffee shops. They are great! :)

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My youngest kid hated oatmeal but she loved Cream of Wheat ... I used to make it with apple juice, cinnamon and raisons, topped with a bit of milk and brown sugar. I got used to pouring slow into the boiling water and stirring fast to avoid lumps ... nothing worse than lumpy/clumpy bits of uncooked cream of wheat (or oatmeal for that matter)

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I do the Quaker slow cook oatmeal, and eat it with a small pad of butter and some brown sugar. Occasionally, I'll use white sugar and a little cinnamon instead. S/F.....Ken M

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