How do You Make Oatmeal Taste Good?

I have been trying to add more oatmeal to my diet.  While the kids are at school, I am trying to have an oatmeal breakfast at least a couple days a week as it is quite good for you.  My problem is that I am not a big oatmeal fan.  I like it when you get the instant fruit packets (yup they are loaded with sugar and other stuff) and I know they are not as good for you as regular oatmeal.  But plain oatmeal just doesn’t seem to taste good no matter what I add to it!

I do like oatmeal raisin cookies, but again that is because of the sugar I am sure.  I have tried adding fruit and I love fresh fruit! But for some reason the fruit doesn’t seem to be a sweet enough taste in oatmeal.  I am not sure why since fresh fruits seem sweet enough without the oatmeal!

I have tried to add just a touch of sugar, but that doesn’t end up helping.  I don’t usually have a bad sweet tooth, but oatmeal is an exception for me I guess. I even added some vanilla extract to see if that would help – didn’t really help.  I have tried just a little maple syrup and end up having to add more then I am comfortable with.

I am starting to think that me and oatmeal are not a match except in cookies! Anybody have any suggestions on how to make it taste good without adding a ton of sugar? I really want to eat it more often but when I am not really enjoying it, it makes it harder to eat regularly.

I am open to any ideas! Thank you 🙂

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