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I would usually claim that I don't have time to cook oatmeal in the morning unless it comes in one of those little packets. But since I just stood in front of my computer in the kitchen reading google reader for 30 minutes eating a piece of toast (and therefore making myself undoubtedly 30 minutes late to work). I suppose I could actually pull it off.

Either way I'm a brown sugar and cinnamon kind of girl and raisins if I'm in the mood.


If I am not too sleepy or slow moving in the morning, I will make oatmeal for my husband & me as opposed to cold cereal. I use Quaker Oats (the quick cooking kind) and I following the serving mesurements on the container. I usually throw in a banana, blueberries (if I have any) and a few pieces of almonds or walnuts (again if I have any). My husband throws trail mix into his, but he has great metabolism and can load up his oatmeal. I usually just stick to fruit and maybe a few nuts. I always make the oatmeal with either 100% fat free lactose free milk OR fat free vanilla soy milk. He doesn't like it made with water because he says it has no taste. But, that's usually what I do to my oatmeal.

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My mom eats this every morning and even bought an oatmeal cooker - or whatever it's called - so she doesn't rely on quick oats but doesn't have to stand over a stove while she waits for it to cook. I usually add raisins and/or a little real maple syrup.


Applesauce Oatmeal
I use 1/2 c. Quaker Quick Oats
1 T. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. water
Microwave 2 min. on high.
Stir in 1/2 c. unsweetened oatmeal
heat 10 sec. more
I then add 1/2 T. ground flaxseed (optional)
Super filling, warm and now my husband and daughter are hooked on this too!

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I eat oatmeal as much as I can -- it makes me feel satisfied AND virtuous! I usually just zap mine in the microwave for a few minutes, but in one minute bursts so it doesn't overflow ;) even though they take a bit longer, I always use basic rolled oats rather than the quick cooking kind, because I think the extra heft and texture is worth it. I just add raisins and agave nectar -- so perfect! And sometimes very cold milk on top.

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