My Feelings on Oatmeal
My boss and team are back this week and we have tons of meetings, so it’s another round of Corporate Clare. I don’t whip out the black dress pants often. These are Gap’s straight leg version (I LOVE their new line of black pants) worn with Target Grey booties, ruffle shirt from J Crew, & a cropped jacket from J Crew.
Can you see in my eyes how TIRED I am??
So I’ve decided something about oatmeal.
All over the blog world we hear about creative bowls of oats with tons of mix ins and flavorings and toppings. From Pumpkin Pie to Chocolate Candy Cane to Eggnog Raspberry Chai with Vanilla Whipped Egg Whites (exaggeration) there is constantly new inspiration to beef up your morning meal.
But I think simple banana oats with nut butter are the best.
The banana ads the perfect sweetness to contrast the salty nutbutter and creamy oats. Nothing too overpowering. Though I’ve made a good bowl of pumpkin oats in my day, I think that when you start getting creative it can be pretty all or nothing. You have to use the molasses and pumpkin pie spice to REALLY get the flavour, or the right amounts of sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla to get a good chocolately version. When you just toss in a scoop of pumpkin and some egg whites for protein, the bowls can become a blah mish mash of flavours.
My point is, when I’m craving oats in the morning, I’ll stick to my regular banana version. If I have time to get fancy schmancy and try a crazy flavor profile, I’ll do it all the way. Otherwise I just wind up a little dissapointed. And I NEVER want to have a dissapointing breakfast.
What is your favorite way to make oats?
Do you have a go-to flavor combination or do you experiment?
I hope you all have a wonderful start to the week!!
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