Adding Fall Flavors to Oatmeal

From cranberries and apples to pears and pecans, adding fresh, fall flavors to a bowl of hot oatmeal can be the perfect way to start off a chilly morning. Not only are oats a good source of protein and an excellent source of fiber, but they’re a blank canvas for getting creative with seasonal recipes. Here are a few ways to enjoy the comforting flavors of fall:
  • Celebrate the season of pumpkin spice by mixing some pumpkin puree into your oatmeal with a few dashes of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg
  • For a delicious and warming, apple-pie inspired breakfast, combine chopped walnuts with cooked apples and cinnamon
  • Mix in tangy dried cranberries, pecans, and a splash of vanilla extract for a tart and crunchy breakfast bowl
  • Add crushed pistachios, caramelized pears, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a decadent, yet healthy, way to kick-start the day
When experimenting with oatmeal recipes, you can use your favorite variety of Happy Oats as a high-quality base for all your delicious mix-ins. Enjoy Happy Rolled Oats, Happy Quick Oats, or Happy Steelcut Oats and create your perfectly combined bowl of oatmeal or make the move to organic with our new Organic Happy Rolled Oats or Organic Happy Quick Oats! Not sure which type of Happy Oats to choose? If you have more time to spend in the kitchen, then steel-cut oats may be for you. They take about 12-20 minutes to cook, as they are simply the oat kernel cut into smaller pieces. For a faster option, try the rolled oats. Rolled oats are what you get after the oat kernel has been steamed and flattened, so they only take about 3-6 minutes to cook. For an instant, easy-to make option, quick oats are ready as soon as boiling water is added to them. Quick oats are ready the fastest because the oat kernel is steamed much longer than the rolled oats and is then flattened into thinner flakes. With so many options of delicious seasonal flavors to mix in and all the varieties of our Happy Oats family to choose from- the possibilities are endless… and delicious!