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    Default Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    I think a lot of us will be eating more oatmeal now thanks to a different thread so I thought we could share our different variations to get new ideas and keep it interesting.

    Mine are:

    PB and banana

    Apple and cinnamon: put the apple in while cooking to get all soft. It tastes like apple pie (kind of)
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    I put bananas in (almost) everything, including oatmeal. Also walnuts. And flax oil. And berries.
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    Default Re: Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    Every day I put in my millet-flake porridge - banana, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, ground almonds, flaxseed and cinnamon. Occasionally, I will chop up some dates into it, too.

    Nom! Oh, and I make it with soy milk.
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    I usually eat instant oatmeal with soy milk (vanilla or chocolate) or orange/grapefruit juice and add soy lecithin to it because I don't get enough choline without it (i use a nutrient tracking program). I like cooked (not rolled) oats with raisins, cinnamon and walnuts.

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    mmmmmmmm my daily porridge! love how it keeps me full till lunch, like nothing else!

    first of all, made with almond milk or hazelnut milk - deeeeelicious!
    plus: cinnamon, flaxseed, walnuts, raisins, toasted flaked almonds, some vegan margerine or crunchy peanut butter, dash vanilla extract (especially if i use soy milk).
    occasionally i'd indulge in some cut up strawberries, or, more commonly, apple.

    oh, how i want some right now!

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    Prunes. It tastes better than it sounds and they are quite nutritious.
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    Default Re: Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    I usually stick a dollop of strawberry jam in the middle of porridge, when i was a lot younger i liked it with sugar on top but now thats too sweet. The prunes and apple ones sound well nice!

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    Default Re: Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    mmm cook it with some chopped apple in and plop a few prunes ( like tinned in fruit juice) on top - lovely!

    ...sometimes i like to chop dates up small when cooking it - gives it a lovely caramel flavour without extra sweetening needed.

    i also add a pinch of salt nowadays too - i like the slight sweet/savoury thing that goes on.

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    Apparently Scottish people put lots of salt in porridge - is this true? And is it nice? Sounds disgusting! And has anyone ever added cheese to porridge? Again something I'm pretty apprehensive to try but I've heard good things :S

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    Default Re: Favorite oatmeal/porridge additions

    A pinch of salt in your porridge is good. It enhances the flavour. No more than a pinch though - you don't want it to taste salty. Haven't heard of cheese in porridge. My father used to tell me that his grandfather who was a farmer used to make a big batch of porridge and pour it into a drawer to set. He would then cut slices of it off each day to take with him when he went out to tend the sheep. I suppose it is like the Italians with polenta so no reason why it shouldn't be used as a savoury.
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