Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Exploding Oatmeal

I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal, but I will eat it. I don't do the packets, but I admit I pick the "quick" over the old-fashioned oats.  I haven't been able to bring myself to try the steel-cut kind (but hubby prefers it). I'm super plain too, I'll add sugar (or sugar-substitute), milk and maybe a little cinnamon, but that's it. No fruit or flavorings.

I know many people prefer cooking their oatmeal on the stove-top over the microwave ... but the microwave method is quicker, easier and leaves less cleanup. That is, unless the oatmeal explodes! Then there is more clean-up ... and less oatmeal.

It's a cold, snowy day here ... a perfect day for oatmeal. I find I'm much more likely to eat oatmeal in the winter when the warmth from it is appealing. I don't know that I ever eat oatmeal in the summer. 

Have you seen those chilled, overnight oatmeal jars?
I tried (making, not eating) a couple recipes. Hubby said they were pretty good, but he has to be in a "healthy eating" mindset to want one.  I thought I'd link up with What I Ate Wednesday today ... although oatmeal is all I've had so far. 

What about YOU. Are you an oatmeal eater? Which kind to you prefer? Flavorings? Microwave or stove-top? Does oatmeal fill you up? I know the experts say it does, but I find I'm still starving an hour afterward. 

Have you ever had an oatmeal explosion? 


  1. I have found that if you use a larger bowl, like twice the size of the one you're eating out of that it won't explode like that. I normally use old fashioned oats and cook them in a pot because it only takes a few minutes. I eat my oatmeal a million different ways. LOL My fav lately has been bananas, pecans and almond butter mixed in, with some cinnamon. I also like the cold oats, but have only tried it a few ways.

  2. i make the old fashion kind every morning with a scoop of chocolate protein powder and a banana, if I haven't had a shake yet. If so i have it with apples and cinnamon. I love overnight oats, but it's too cld for that now!!!

  3. Used to be, but not in over a year. it's a grain...yada yada said the broken record. ;)

  4. I love oatmeal in any form and with almost any topping. Right now, my fave is pecan, PB, and banana oats, using peanut flour for the PB flavor. So good!

  5. I exploded chocolate pudding like that in the microwave. It looked so messy and delicious. I don't eat oatmeal that often. But I go towards plain oatmeal with a sprinkle of salt.

  6. I wish I could eat oatmeal, but the texture of it kind of creeps me out. I know I should because it is super healthy, but I just cant.

  7. I love oatmeal with fruit and nuts, so if I am not having my usual eggs I have oatmeal for breakfast..I usually have only these two breakfast options :)

  8. I'm not big on oatmeal because of the texture. I have to have it just right. I have found though that I love the overnight oats. So far I like them best with old fashion oats, but I haven't tried the steel cut ones yet. The overnight oats have actually become a staple breakfast for me since I can quickly through together enough for 3 days in about 15 minutes and don't have to worry about making anything in the morning.


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