3 Alternative Toppings for Your Morning Oatmeal

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We all know oatmeal is a great way to start the day. Packed with essential nutrients, fiber, and slow-release energy, this warming breakfast will keep you feeling full and energized until lunch. However, oatmeal can get a little boring, day after day. Here are a few easy ways to jazz it up!

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

This is a quick, easy and delicious topping, inspired by your favorite PB and choc treat. Top your oatmeal with one chopped banana, a dollop of crunchy peanut butter, and bury a spoonful of dark chocolate spread, or a couple of chunks of dark chocolate in the center of the bowl. Melty, nutty, and packed with goodness, this decadent oatmeal is next-level yummy!

Maple Bacon Oatmeal

This might sound a little unorthodox but hear us out. Toss chunks of butternut squash with coconut oil and cinnamon and roast for 20-30 minutes. Fry a few rashers of bacon until super crispy. Top your oatmeal with the roasted squash, crumbled bacon bits, and a handful of blueberries. Drizzle the whole lot with a general amount of maple syrup. Enjoy this sweet-salty delight!

Poached Pear and Almond Oatmeal

For this fruity dessert oatmeal, make a batch of poached pears at the beginning of the week, and keep in the poaching liquid an airtight container for a week of delicious breakfasts. Poach the pears with sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. Top your porridge with some slices of pear, a dollop of crunchy almond butter, and a drizzle of poaching liquid. Pear-fect!