Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by Lori Geurin
Do you enjoy eating breakfast foods at any time of day? Because I’m doing intermittent fasting, I’m often hungry for breakfast foods even if I eat my first meal of the day at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Oatmeal And The Days Of Yore
To me, oatmeal is comfort food. I have fond memories of my mom or dad cooking a big pot of oatmeal with raisins and butter. Sometimes we would put brown sugar in it. And we always topped it with creamy milk.
When my husband and I were first married I found it interesting that he had never heard of putting milk on his oatmeal. He thought it was strange that anyone would. And I was perplexed as to why anyone wouldn’t add milk.
Ah, young love…
In my mind oatmeal goes with milk, as peanut butter goes with jelly. Consequently, I’ve tried eating oatmeal without milk, but can’t stomach it. I have some texture issues and oatmeal without milk is one of them!
Can you say, “gloppy mush”? But, I digress…
Oatmeal is full of fiber and healthy whole grains. If you are on a gluten-free eating plan you might be interested to know oats are gluten-free. But please be aware that you must read the side of the package to make sure the oatmeal was processed in a gluten-free facility.
Over the years I have eaten my oats with different toppings including chopped apples, pecans, walnuts, almonds, blueberries, strawberries, butter or coconut oil, raisins, or if I really want to indulge, brown sugar.
Protein Oatmeal Recipe
I like adding protein to my oats. This essential element satisfies even the hungriest appetite. Best of all, the added protein gives you satiety.
There are many forms of protein that make healthy additions. My wise husband likes to add a scoop of peanut butter to his. And, really, how could something as delicious as rich, creamy peanut butter not be a plus?
Nuts and seeds are also a good source of protein. Nuts have also been shown to increase longevity.
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Or, you can add whey protein powder, like the one I used to make My Favorite Peanut Butter Protein Shake.
In addition, you could add a dollop of Greek yogurt for the added protein and essential probiotics.
Currently, this is my favorite way to eat them:
I hope you enjoy the recipe!
What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal? With or without milk?
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