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Eight easy oatmeal recipes

Jazz up your breakfast cereal with these add-ins.

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Skipping breakfast isn’t going to make you skinny. Dietitian Patricia Bannan, author of “Eat Right When Time Is Tight,” says that when you wake up, “you’ve been fasting for at least eight hours, so you need to eat within two hours.” This will boost your metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels and improve your mood, she explains. “Breakfast should be at least 200 calories and contain some protein and fiber for sustained energy.”

Bannan helped us create eight recipes using cooked oatmeal that will give you a wholesome start to your day.

Chocolate-covered banana

2 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon almond butter
¼ sliced banana
1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Maple bacon

2 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 strip cooked chopped bacon
Cinnamon to taste

Nordic delight

2 cups oatmeal
1/5 avocado
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 fried egg
1 ounce smoked salmon

Fruit and nut

2 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon cardamom
½ cup compote
¼ cup dried chopped cherries
1 tablespoon walnuts

Mediterranean morning

2 cups oatmeal
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons chopped figs
Brown sugar to taste

Johnny Appleseed

2 cups oatmeal
½ chopped apple
2 tablespoons toasted almonds
Cinnamon and brown sugar to taste

Savory surprise

2 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon miso paste
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
1 shaved radish

Peaches & cream

2 cups oatmeal
¼ cup vanilla yogurt
½ chopped peach
2 tablespoons glazed choppedpecans
Cinnamon to taste

 
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