This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
I eat Quaker oatmeal just about every morning…and I love to get creative w/ my oatmeal toppings. Old fashioned oats are part of my daily routine because they are super versatile and each serving (1/2 cup dry) is a good source of fiber (most people don’t get enough!), vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese.
Here’s how to make some of my favorite OAT BOWLS:
1. Cook 1/2 cup dry Quaker Old Fashioned Oats w/ water or your favorite milk.
Note: You can substitute old fashioned oats for a serving of instant, quick, or steel cut since all types are 100% whole grain, and ounce per ounce, they all provide similar amounts of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
2. Top with CRAVEABLE combos like these…
Sugar Plum: 1 plum, chopped + 1 tablespoon chopped candied ginger + 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
Banana Brownie: 1 small banana, chopped + 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder + 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Carrot Cake: 1/4 cup shredded carrots + 2 tablespoons raisins + 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
Apple Pie: 1 small apple, chopped + 2 teaspoons honey + 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Zucchini Bread: 1/4 cup grated zucchini + 2 teaspoons 100% maple syrup + 1.5 tablespoons sunflower seeds
PB & J Parfait: 3/4 cup grapes, halved + 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter