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oatmeal is really gross

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by tensdanny, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. tensdanny

    tensdanny Well-Known Member

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    ok so i finally swithced over to actual oatmeal rather than just the quick cook stuff. This stuff is just oats, so it is quite nasty. How can i make it good? is it an acquired taste or what? so far i've had two spoonfuls and couldn't get the stuff down!!!!!
     
  2. mr_null

    mr_null Well-Known Member

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    I always have raisins and cinnamon in my water when I bring it to a boil, then add it to my oatmeal. I also add a tbsp of brown sugar. 45 cal / tbsp for what I use.

    You could also add some artificial sweetner if you can stand that stuff, or are worried about adding sugar. 40 g of raisins is only about 130 cal, so at least for me, it all fits in well to my diet. Just don't go overboard with what you add.

    Could also try recipies others here have used.

    http://www.johnstonefitness.com/recipes/stones_oatmeal.html
    http://forums.johnstonefitness.com/showthread.php?t=5148

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Well-Known Member

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    I was the same, I can't stand the stuff at all, I can't eat it without feeling like I'm going to throw up, as if its a reflex to eating Oatmeal.
    I switched to Wheatabix, does me rightly. But you if you are sticking with Oatmeal try adding a bit of fruit, honey and the like.
     
  4. txitalian

    txitalian Well-Known Member

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    That is what I thought when I first made the switch, but that was because I was just eating it plain. I now eat it with either cinnamon and splenda, a tbsp of honey or even natural peanut butter(some people have problems mixing carbs and fats, but I guess I'm lucky).
    When I make it, I don't put as much water as the recipe calls for. This way, it's not as "soupy".

    Jason
     
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    goddezz Well-Known Member

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    I'm the oddball - I like it plain but sometimes I will add sugarfree (sweetened with splenda) maple syrup to it.
     
  6. deja vu

    deja vu Well-Known Member

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    Most stores sell stale oatmeal

    Most stores have stale oatmeal. Quaker Oats can be one of the worst. You have to shop around. Try buying it in bulk at a health food store. It smells sweet when it is fresh. I've thrown oatmeal out rather that eat it because it can taste so bad when it's stale.
     
  7. Sholezard

    Sholezard Well-Known Member

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    The way I make my oatmeal:
    2/3 cup water
    1/2 cup skim milk
    Bring to boil
    Add 2/3 cup plain oats
    Bring to boil
    Simmer for 1 min uncovered
    Add to bowl and mix in 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    Add 1/2 mashed banana

    AMAZING!! Try it! :drool:
     
  8. TheLemonSong

    TheLemonSong Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big oatmeal fan and I think its because I don't think oatmeal is exactly supposed to be a sweet meal. I know that it can be w/ fruit, sugar (or substitute), cinnamon, etc. but somehow I really think oats are meant to be salty and I can't find a good way to make them thus.
     
  9. dstaver

    dstaver Well-Known Member

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    Try this:

    55g Oatmeal
    2tsp instant coffee
    40g Chocolate flavored protein powder
    30g Raisins
    2tsp Raw cocoa powder
    1tsp Vanilla sugar
    1tbsp Maple syrup
    A splash of scotch whisky
    3.5dl water

    Now _that's_ a good oatmeal! :drool:
     
  10. DeafNgari

    DeafNgari Well-Known Member

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    Dang... now that sounds like a meal.
     
  11. Jbroad572

    Jbroad572 Well-Known Member

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    Try John Stone's Oatmeal. Thats what I make and it is really good.
     
  12. BamaDave

    BamaDave Well-Known Member

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    I must be a real weirdo, because even when I was fat I wasn't a stranger to stuff like oatmeal and tunafish and drinking water. LOL.

    I second or third or fourth the recommendation of SPLENDA. Splenda tastes a whole helluva lot more like sugar than the blue stuff or the pink stuff.

    Also, you can make it with milk instead of water, or add some milk after it is cooked. Helps cool it off.

    Cinnamon, pecans, etc. All good additions. I guess not pecans if you are following the concept of not mixing fats and carbs at mealtime.
     
  13. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    You might think this is weird sounding - try eating them raw.

    To see if you like it, take a couple tablespoons and throw it in a bowl, add a couple tablespoons of water. If you want, add a pinch of splenda. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

    Stir it up and eat. It's chewy, tasty, and satisfying... I like the texture a lot better than cooked!
     

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