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10 Oatmeal Toppings To Make Breakfast More Exciting

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May 15, 2021
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A bowl of oatmeal may offer a nutritious start to your day, but it may not be the most interesting. There are only so many times one can eat the same old buttery, honeyed-up porridge until they get tired.

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Most people love a good bowl of oatmeal for breakfast because it is filling and packed with nutrients. Many people also love oatmeal for its energy-producing benefits but eating it can get boring.

Thankfully, there are many healthy and delicious toppings that you can add to make your oatmeal more exciting. Read more to explore ten scrumptious and exciting toppings you can add to your oatmeal.

Peanut Butter

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Peanut butter or any other nut butter makes a delicious and nutritious topping for a warm bowl of oatmeal. You can also boost the good fats and protein in your meal by adding a gooey spoon of sugar-free nut butter.

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Sunflower Seeds

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Hulled sunflower seeds will make your oats fascinating to look at and enjoyable to chew as well. A handful of dry-roasted sunflower seeds is also great for fats and protein as well as for adding a crunch to your breakfast.

Diced Pears

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Diced pears with the skin on them make a fantastic addition to a bowl of oats for many reasons. The vibrant green color, vitamin C, and antioxidant concentration are just three we could think of, but they’re worth it.

Sliced Bananas

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Slicing half a banana to add to your oatmeal will give you a sweetness and energy boost you’ll love. Adding the sugary fruit may also help you stop adding processed sugars or sweeteners to your oatmeal.

Egg

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Yes, you read that right. A sunny side up, soft boiled, or poached egg makes a delicious topping for oats. Treat your oatmeal as a grain and eat it as a savory breakfast bowl by adding eggs and other toppings like salsa.

Dried Fruits

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Dried fruits will add some color, texture, sweetness, and more fiber to your oatmeal. If you would like your dried fruits to sweeten your entire bowl of oats effortlessly, add them to boiling water before cooking your oats.

Chai Tea

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If you like to have your breakfast with a spicy chai tea or latte in the morning, this is the topping for you. Drizzle some of your chai into your bowl of oatmeal for an aromatic, warm, and sweet flavor.

Grated Carrots

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Carrots have a natural sweetness that works well with oatmeal, and they’re an excellent source of nutrition. You can make your oatmeal extra unique by adding cinnamon and almonds for a carrot cake-style breakfast.

Everything Spice

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A few shakes of everything spice and a teaspoon of cream cheese will make your oats taste just like a bagel. Add some salmon ribbons, avocado, and a soft boiled egg to take your savory oatmeal to another level.

Nuts

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Whether you prefer walnuts, almonds, or pistachios, your oats will taste great with a few crunchy nuts. If you can’t get enough of the hearty crunchiness, try adding toasted coconut flakes to blow your mind.

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