There’s just nothing like a bowl of comfort, especially as the days get colder. With dark morning skies and warm blankets, getting out of bed can feel like a struggle. Luckily, you can look forward to a cozy breakfast of oats that’ll start your day off right. Not only is oatmeal a filling choice, it offers the perfect base to play up with different flavors and add-ins.
Cran-Apple Oatmeal Casserole
Who said oatmeal was confined to bowls? Turn oatmeal into a casserole for a breakfast of champions. Check out this cran-apple oatmeal dish.
Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
Using a packet of cinnamon-flavored oatmeal, you can create this pastry-inspired breakfast! A swirled cream cheese topping is made by simply mixing a tablespoon of cream cheese and a tablespoon of powdered sugar together along with a dash of milk. Mix together the cream cheese topping before drizzling atop your oats.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
When it comes to making healthy decisions, we think you can have your cake and eat it too. Make a hearty yet sweet breakfast by adding grated carrots, raisins, coconut flakes and a few spices. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg work well here! Additional mix-ins like orange zest, chopped walnuts and a bit of maple syrup help to really capture the carrot cake taste.
For the Adventurous …
If you’re feeling adventurous, egg whites are another mix-in option that packs a protein punch. Begin cooking oats as you normally do, but before the oats are fully cooked, add three beaten egg whites and stir well. Cook until heated, add desired toppings and enjoy!