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Oatmeal is a hearty hot breakfast that’s affordable and convenient, but it can get boring quickly. Here are some fun oatmeal flavor combinations to jazz up your breakfast.

40 Oatmeal Flavor Combinations |

My kids’ go-to breakfast is oatmeal. If you’re looking for a foolproof (and kid-friendly) way to make stove top oatmeal, this is it.  

If you’re looking for a fresh change-up, you’ll want to try my favorite baked oatmeal recipes

The go-to in weekday breakfast convenience, though, is putting 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1 cup water in a bowl and microwaving it for 1 minute, stirring, then microwaving it another 30 seconds. 

This list of 40 (plus) oatmeal flavor combinations will keep our (and your) taste buds happy for a while.

Fruity Oatmeal Flavor Combinations

  • Strawberries and Cream – fresh or frozen strawberries and yogurt
  • Cinnamon Apple Raisin – Diced apples, cinnamon, and raisins (You can add before or after cooking)
  • Peaches and Cream – Fresh or frozen peaches and yogurt or heavy cream
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree per serving, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You may also want to try our Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal.
  • Apple Pie – Diced apples and cinnamon, added when you add oats to the water
  • Berry Berry – raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries
  • Black Forest – cherries, dark chocolate chips or black cocoa powder
  • Peachy Almond – Fresh or frozen peaches, almonds, and almond flavoring (optional: add to oatmeal at the end of cooking)
  • Apple Walnut – Diced apples and walnuts piled on top of oatmeal
  • Pistachio Pear – Crushed pistachios and diced pears
  • Chai Pear – diced pears, dash of ground cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, and a “barely dash” of ground cloves and nutmeg
  • Piña Colada – Fresh or canned pineapple, dried coconut flakes, coconut cream or milk
  • Fruit Cocktail – Fresh or frozen grapes, peaches, pears, pineapple, and cherries
  • Cherry Vanilla Almond – Cherries, almonds, and vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich – Layer oatmeal, then add a layer of banana slices and tablespoon of peanut butter. Top with more oatmeal.
  • Blueberry Ginger – Grate fresh ginger into the water or finely mince crystallized ginger to go on top of oatmeal with fresh or frozen blueberries.
  • Peach Lime – Add juice from one lime in place of partial water. Top oatmeal with fresh or frozen peaches.
  • Mango Tango – Replace 1/2 of water with pineapple juice. Top oatmeal with fresh mango,  coconut flakes, and coconut milk.
  • Raspberry Chip – Fresh raspberries and dark chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • Raspberry Maple Sesame – raspberries, drizzle of maple syrup, and tahini
  • Watermelon – Top with Watermelon Cream
  • Strawberry Kiwi – fresh strawberries and kiwi
  • Pomegranate – pomegranate arils and Pom Wonderful juice in place of water
  • Cranberry Orange – Dried cranberries and replace 1/2 – full amount of water with orange juice

Dried Fruit, Nuts, and Seeds Oatmeal Flavor Combinations

  • Fruit and Seed Medley – dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds
  • Cranberry Pecan – Dried cranberries and pecans
  • Maple Walnut – Maple syrup and walnuts
  • Coconut Cream – Fresh or Dried Coconut, served with canned coconut milk (thicker and creamier)
  • Nutty Nut-free – Hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dry roasted edamame
  • Currant and Pumpkin Seed – dried currants and raw or salted roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Chocolate Hazelnut – Chocolate chips and crushed hazelnuts

Dessert Oatmeal Flavor Combinations

  • 7 Layer Oatmeal – Coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, condensed milk, and graham cracker crumbs
  • Mocha – Make oatmeal with coffee instead of water. Top with chocolate fudge syrup and milk or cream.
  • Fluffer-Nutter – Spoon full of peanut butter and small scoop of fluff
  • Cherry Cheesecake – Stir a bit of cream cheese into the oatmeal. Top with cherries.
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry – fresh strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate fudge syrup
  • Chocolate Orange – Dark chocolate chips and orange wedges
  • Caramel Apple – diced apples and a drizzle of caramel sauce

Miscellaneous Flavor Combinations

  • Eggnog Oatmeal – swap out milk for eggnog and add some cinnamon and nutmeg for the same flavor profile as our Eggnog Baked Oatmeal.
  • Spiced Chai – add freshly grated ginger to water, stir cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and dash of black pepper in with oatmeal before cooking.
  • Protein Booster – Chia Seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, and an egg
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar – Vanilla and brown sugar
  • Ch-Ch-Chia – Stir chia seeds in just after oatmeal has finished cooking.
  • Carob Avocado – 1/2 an avocado and 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • PB Jelly – A spoon full of peanut butter and your favorite jelly

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