Chock-full Oatmeal

By Leo Babauta

This is one of my favorite all-time breakfasts. It comes in many variations — here’s a typical version:

  • steel-cut (or Irish) oats, cooked on the stove (whole or rolled oats also work fine)
  • blueberries
  • raw almonds
  • ground flaxseed
  • cinnamon
  • a sprinkling of raisins to sweeten

There are lots of great ingredients you could add or substitute. I’ve also had ingredients such as:

  • diced apples
  • dried cranberries
  • a wee bit of brown sugar
  • other nuts
  • other berries, such as blackberries
  • sliced bananas
  • pineapple!
  • dried coconut!
  • mango

Not all at the same time. And those are just the things I like. You might have a dozen other ingredients you could add in, and it’ll taste delicious.