Fancy Oatmeal

Breakfast Recipes
Here's all the recipes listed under Fancy Oatmeal along with the comments posted by the breakfast lovers that submitted them.
Bacon Cheddar Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Bacon Cheddar Steel-Cut Oatmeal
"This savory oatmeal is reminiscent of polenta, grits or risotto. Steel-cut oats already have a savory, nutty flavor that pairs surprisingly well with other savory flavors."
3 cups water, 1 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup steel-cut oats, 2 Tablespoons butter, 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 4 slices bacon - cooked crisp and crumbled, 1 teaspoon chopped chives or parsley, black pepper
Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
"To make this dish extra special, serve with a cool heaping Tablespoon of reduced-fat vanilla ice cream or whipping cream on top."
1 cup oats - old fashioned or quick, 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, For Topping: 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, 2 Tablespoons white sugar, 2 Tablespoon softened butter
Basic Oatmeal Pie
"This is good on its own. But even better served with the fruit topping of your choice."
1 store-bought unbaked 9-inch pastry shell, 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup corn syrup
Breakfast Polenta With Berries & Vanilla
"A healthy hot breakfast cereal loaded with goodness and flavor. From Cheryl Forberg, author of Positively Ageless."
1/3 cup stone-ground cornmeal or polenta, 2 cups low-fat or fat-free milk, 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed, 2 Tablespoons oat bran, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pinch salt, 1 Tablespoon agave nectar (honey will also work), 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 cup fresh blueberries (raspberries or sliced strawberries are also great)
Chocolate Cookie Oatmeal
Chocolate Cookie Oatmeal
"Turn instant oatmeal into something kind of fancy. This really tastes like a bowl of cookies. Choco-tastic! Secret ingredient: hot cocoa mix."
1/2 cup instant oatmeal, 1 envelope of instant cocoa mix, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter, 1 cup water, dash of salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal
Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal
"A tasty combination of oatmeal, chopped bananas and chocolately hazelnut spread. If desired, peanut butter could replace (or be used with) the hazelnut spread."
1/2 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup water, 2 Tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella), 1 banana
Coconut Oatmeal Pie
Coconut Oatmeal Pie
"Pretty easy to make. Tastes good with a swizzle of chocolate sauce and a sprinkle of toasted coconut."
2 store-bought unbaked 9-inch pie shells, 1 and 1/2 cups shredded coconut, 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons oats, 3 eggs, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 3/4 cup half-and-half cream, 6 Tablespoons melted butter, 1 Tablespoon vanilla
Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal
"What could be better than waking up to the fresh aroma of a hearty morning meal wafting through the house? With aid of a Crockpot, it's easy to give the entire family a hot breakfast, regardless of when they drag themselves out of bed."
1 cup quick cooking oats, 2 cups milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup finely chopped apple, 1/2 cup raisins and/or dates, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
Fruit And Nut Breakfast Polenta
"This packs a lot of good stuff into each serving. The preparation time can vary depending on the kind of polenta you buy. I've found that the quicker instant variety works just as well as the kind that takes an hour."
1 cup polenta (ground cornmeal), 4 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup sliced almonds - toasted, 1/2 cup currants, 6 pitted dates - coarsely chopped, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 pinch nutmeg
Honey Almond Polenta (Hot Cereal)
Honey Almond Polenta (Hot Cereal)
"A nice change of pace from oatmeal... a slightly sophisticated hot cereal with a satisfying sweetness and a toasty almond crunch."
3 cups milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup cornmeal, 2 Tablespoons butter, 2 Tablespoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 or 3 Tablespoons toasted almond slivers, extra honey
Oatmeal Brulee
Oatmeal Brulee
"This elegant oatmeal with a sugar brulee topping and fresh berries is from the Oleander House Bed & Breakfast in Napa, CA. Try replacing the strawberries with different berries or a combination of berries. Delicious!"
2 cups water, 1 cup oatmeal - Old Fashioned or quick cooking, 1 egg, 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (tossed with 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar), 1 teaspoon white sugar for dusting
Oatmeal Sausage Cups
"This recipe comes from my favorite place in the world... Bob Evens Down On The Farm. Sausage cups can be prepared in advance and refrigerated overnight or frozen up to 1 month. Reheat when ready to fill."
2/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats, 1 pound roll sausage, 1/4 cup milk, 1 egg white, 1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion, 2 teaspoons butter, 8 eggs, 1/2 cup soft cream cheese (plain or herb), 3/4 cup chopped seeded tomato - drained, 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped chives, salt and pepper
Orange Apricot Oatmeal
"Forget those instant packets. In about 10 minutes, you can have a delicious, deluxe oatmeal made from scratch."
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 Tablespoons chopped dried apricots, 1 and 1/4 cups cold water, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
Polenta Breakfast Cereal
"Polenta is made of cornmeal. This is an oatmeal-style breakfast with a great toasted corn flavor."
3 cups low-fat milk, 1 cup dry instant polenta, 1 cup low-fat half-and-half, 3 or 4 Tablespoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt
Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal
"This really takes oatmeal to a new level. I got this from the Quaker Oats people."
2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned --uncooked), 1 cup LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin, 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar, One 8-ounce container vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt, 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted pecans
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Polenta
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Polenta
"The delicious taste of pumpkin pie in a creamy hot cereal. If you think polenta is only for dinner, think again. Polenta is basically a fancy name for grits - a little finer in texture, but basically the same."
2 cups low fat milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup polenta or corn grits, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup raisins, additional maple syrup - for topping, chopped pecans - for topping, whipped cream