YOUR OATMEAL NEEDS THESE THINGS

Would love to hear other ideas, always looking to next level my oatmeal.
  1. Almond or coconut milk
    Instead of water or a 50/50 mix with water, adds a thicker texture and a nice subtle base flavor.
  2. Peanut butter
    Always amazed at how rich this makes oatmeal taste, obviously pairs well with banana and dark chocolate or carob chips. Nutella has a similar effect but the sugar is intense.
  3. Crumbled graham crackers or granola
    Add after cooking. The crunch!
  4. Bacon and maple syrup
    Crisp bacon chopped up and sprinkled on top along with a little maple syrup. This is the only savory-ish oatmeal I eat, prefer to leave the savory for grits.
  5. Walnuts and cranberries OR blueberries and sunflower seeds
    Two magical pairings that round out the nutritional profile and add a little sweet
  6. Orange and ginger
    I keep orange marmalade around for this purpose, then pair it with grated fresh or candied ginger when I have it. Top with almonds or pecans.
  7. Blackberries
    Suggested by   @dev
  8. Raspberries
    Suggested by   @dev
  9. Oatmeal with a heavy dose of Grape Nuts cereal on top.
    Suggested by   @cbollinger