Oatmeal Goes Festive

It's easy to overlook the non-feast meals, like plain old breakfast, during the holiday season. Fancying up a bowl of oatmeal is an inexpensive, easy, fun way to keep the spirit (and you) going. Here are my 5 favorite oatmeal treatments. (Keep in mind that oatmeal can be cooked ahead and reheated easily in a microwave - very user-friendly💐)
  1. 1.
    Chai Oatmeal
    ...rolled oats simmered in milk that's been infused w Chai spices. Especially nice if topped w pistachios. http://molliekatzen.com/recipes/recipe.php?id=1056
  2. 2.
    Chocolate-Almond Oatmeal
    Melt on some chunks or pieces of dark chocolate (or semisweet chocolate chips) and sprinkle w chopped toasted almonds. Almond milk or half&half both go well.
  3. 3.
    Coconut-Ginger-Walnut-Apple-Date Oatmeal
    Pile on toasted coconut, coconut sugar (if you have), sliced crystallized ginger, grated apple, chopped walnuts, strips of date. Coconut milk is a nice touch ✨✨✨
  4. 4.
    Blueberry Oatmeal
    Dot all over w blueberries (fresh or frozen/defrosted and/or dried). The color will seep beautifully and cheer will ensue.
  5. 5.
    Hot Toddy Oatmeal
    For when you need something soothing at midnight+ ... Honey, lemon, big splash of bourbon, possible touch of cream. 👌