Oatmeal all Floral and Fancy

Oatmeal all Floral and Fancy

A beautiful breakfast bowl

Oatmeal all floral and fancy…it’s amazing how creative add-ins can make all the difference. Why not let your healthy breakfast oatmeal be a “palate” to which you top with all sorts of beautiful and tasty add ins?

Oatmeal all Floral and Fancy

Some creative add ins for your breakfast oatmeal…

Here, I used two varieties of frozen berries, some unsweetened flaked coconut, some mini chocolate chips, and yes, even a couple of pansies from my winter flower boxes. Really, the possibilities for various toppings and combinations is almost limitless. I like this idea of adding egg whites to your oatmeal; the egg whites add protein and make the oatmeal fluffier. And who could resist this Elvis-style idea of peanut butter and banana oatmeal?

Oatmeal all Floral and Fancy

Frozen berries help cool down hot oatmeal

I actually got the idea to use frozen berries as an oatmeal add-in from the beautiful Instagram photos by Lara at Lara’s Kitchen. Lara’s photography and food styling puts mine to shame, but oh, how she inspires me! Frozen berries happen to be a practical add-in, helping to quickly cool down a hot bowl of oats, and the berries better maintain their texture and don’t get mushy before you eat them.

Oatmeal all Floral and Fancy

Oatmeal all Fancy and Floral

I usually add a bit of honey to lightly sweeten and enhance the floral and fruit theme of this oatmeal breakfast bowl. Oatmeal all floral and fancy makes breakfast fun and yum again!

–G

 

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