By Sevelinus Kalembela

Why eat the same old, plain, boring  oatmeal when there are different ways to prepare it? Oatmeal has so many health benefits for your body and it’s a must-have for a filling, appetizing, and flavourful breakfast. Make sure your mornings are enjoyable and nutritious by adding this hearty food to your breakfast menu, and best of all it is cheaper and does not take long to make. In this article we will explore different ways to prepare and incorporate oatmeal to your breakfast list.


Putting chocolate and peanut butter on your oatmeal is a fun and creative way of adding flair to your morning breakfast. Add this delicious chocolate oatmeal to your breakfast menu for a healthy, satisfying, and sweet taste.


  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 cups of milk (of choice)
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 table spoon of vanilla extract


Place the oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. add milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Place over medium heat, and once bubbling, reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently until thickened about 5 minutes. Serve after cooking and dress with any fruits of choice.


Carrot cake oatmeal is a unique and creative way of adding vegetables to your oatmeal. I know baked oatmeal may sound bizarre, it’s just combining your favourite foods, cake and oatmeal together but making it healthy, mouth-watery and appetizing.


  • 1/2 cup of raisins optional
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons of  cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 Graded carrots


Preheat oven to 375F. grease a 9-inch square baking dish. Set aside. When the oven is heated. Place oats and chopped pecans on a dry rimmed baking sheet. let toast in the oven for 5 minutes, or until fragrant. Pour into a medium-large mixing bowl and stir in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk. Mix vanilla, maple syrup, melted butter and milk. pour over the dry mixture and fold together with a wooden spoon. Fold in carrots and mix them with oatmeal. Transfer the oatmeal to the prepared pan and spread into an oven layer bake uncovered for 30-32 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Instead of eating plain oatmeal add blueberries and banana toppings for a tasty and filling breakfast. and for people that are not a fan of sugar, blueberries and bananas are the best alternative for sugar, it has that sweetness and flavour that sugar has, and it will also make your morning bowl beautiful.


  • 1/3 cups of milk
  • 2/3 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/4 table spoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1 banana sliced


In a small saucepan over medium heat add milk and oats. chia seeds and cinnamon; stir until thoroughly combined. Add sliced banana and blueberries into the saucepan and stir. Allow the mixture to simmer over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened to your liking. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl, topping with the left over bananas and blueberries.


Oatmeal muffins make for the perfect morning breakfast, they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside to give of that crunchy, delicious taste that will leave you wanting more. oatmeal muffins will make you excited for breakfast every morning, and they are a perfect grab and go breakfast especially when you are in a hurry.


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon


In a large bowl, stir together the oats and milk. let it stand for 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, oil, and eggs to the oats and milk. Stir to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Then, add to the wet mixture, stirring together until just combined. Divide the batter among the paper liners in a muffin pan. Sprinkle the tops with extra oats and bake for 7 minutes before lowering the heat and baking for another 12 to 15 minutes.

Creating different recipes  for your oatmeal makes it taste and look delicious!


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