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#31 of 48 Old 12-18-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I cook mine in the crockpot with a little bit of salt. When it's done in the morning the kids love it with brown sugar or maple syrup. I like mine with brown sugar too and sometimes I like it with strawberries or blueberries
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we've started soaking oats over night, we do oats with almond milk and then add a combination of "others" including but not limited to: millet, quinoa, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried apples, fried apples, banana, butter, honey, brown sugar, cinamon, etc

grits i like savory, salt and pepper, cheese, fried egg on top,

but my housemates eat grits like oatmeal above
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I have come up with some tasty oatmeal combinations, as well as dh. we don't eat it very much but our son has had oatmeal for breakfast everyday since he started eating solid food. I take granny smith apples and simmer them with a little bit of cinnamon, then throw some raisins on top. That's his favorite. Also i simmer whole cranberries, peach slices, and brown sugar and mix it in with his oatmeal. Can't go wrong!

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We do agave, cinnamon, fruit, ground flaxseed and almond milk.
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I like butter and some maple syrup in my oatmeal.

Grits I like butter, salt and pepper. If I'm feeling fancy I like to put bacon crumbles and a fried egg in there. mmmmm!

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We don't them anymore here, but growing up mom fixed oatmeal a lot- oats were always w/ brown sugar, butter, and bacon. Rice was served w/ cinnamon, sugar and sausage.

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We don't them anymore here, but growing up mom fixed oatmeal a lot- oats were always w/ brown sugar, butter, and bacon. Rice was served w/ cinnamon, sugar and sausage.
All in the same bowl, or is the meat on the side?

Either way it sounds yum.

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I eat mine with milk, and either brown sugar or maple syrup. Sometimes, I throw in raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots. About a third of the time, I stir cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves into the oatmeal before adding the milk.

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Most of the time, I just chop up a banana or add some berries... and then a bit of milk and brown sugar.

If I'm feeling decadent, I'll add some chopped almonds as well.

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All in the same bowl, or is the meat on the side?

Either way it sounds yum.
All in the same bowl, crumbled up- it is/was very yummy! Only way to eat oatmeal- the salty meat is supper yummy with the brown sugar and butter.

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I like mine with raisins, cinnamon, honey, sunflower seeds and a little bit of cream.
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Depends on whats in the pantry, but I always cook it with raisins (put them in with the oatmeal while it cooks). I add cinnamon, sometimes nutmeg and allspice, and some form of dairy product: cream or whole milk if I have it, or two percent milk, and usually butter too. I'd love to try using buttermilk in it, since its so good for you, but I never have it around. I also usually use a bit of some sort of sweetener, though I've switched from brown sugar to maple syrup or honey.

I also soak my oatmeal overnight in water with a touch of yogurt and besides getting rid of the phytic acid, it reduces cooking time (steel cut oatmeal in 5 minutes!!) and brings out a nutty flavor. And its so easy to do. The cooking times are partly what really sold me. I mean, it turns steel cut oats from a sunday breakfast thing into an everyday cook it quick meal.

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We make steel cut oats that have been toasted in butter, then boiled in a 1 part milk/3 parts water mixture. I top them with a fried egg or two (runny yellow) and salt and pepper. YUM!

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I'm originally from the deep south so my heart belongs to grits-n-gravy for breakfast. BUT, my family (danged yankees) absolutely hates grits so...

We like steel cut oats w/honey and butter, and I make regular oatmeal with apples and cinnamon...yum! On the rare occassion I can get away with grits I make either cheese grits or grits and gravy...man I love grits...LOL

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With my cream of buckwheat I LOVE to have a cut up banana, a bit of turbinado, chopped walnuts, vanilla, and whole raw milk

Other times I'll cook it with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, turbinado, and a bit of milk.

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oatmeal on a daily basis w/rice milk and a dallop of local honey.

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Growing up, we put butter in the bottom, and brown sugar topped with the oatmeal, raisins and milk. sometimes my mom would add salt.

Now, i like it cooked with apples, and brown sugar, cinnamon and almond butter, and a tiny bit of milk.

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ideally, coconut, walnuts, brown sugar/sucanat, milk or cream, or vanilla yogurt. If I put dried fruit or fresh fruit in, I need very little sugar.
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