I have been trying to add more oatmeal to my diet. While the kids are at school, I am trying to have an oatmeal breakfast at least a couple days a week as it is quite good for you. My problem is that I am not a big oatmeal fan. I like it when you get the instant fruit packets (yup they are loaded with sugar and other stuff) and I know they are not as good for you as regular oatmeal. But plain oatmeal just doesn't seem to taste good no matter what I add to it!
I do like oatmeal raisin cookies, but again that is because of the sugar I am sure. I have tried adding fruit and I love fresh fruit! But for some reason the fruit doesn't seem to be a sweet enough taste in oatmeal. I am not sure why since fresh fruits seem sweet enough without the oatmeal!
I have tried to add just a touch of sugar, but that doesn't end up helping. I don't usually have a bad sweet tooth, but oatmeal is an exception for me I guess. I even added some vanilla extract to see if that would help - didn't really help. I have tried just a little maple syrup and end up having to add more then I am comfortable with.
I am starting to think that me and oatmeal are not a match except in cookies! Anybody have any suggestions on how to make it taste good without adding a ton of sugar? I really want to eat it more often but when I am not really enjoying it, it makes it harder to eat regularly.
I am open to any ideas! Thank you :)