On exercise days or days I need my food to fill me up for longer, I love making oatmeal. the options for add-ins are endless and it's even a little therapeutic to watch it turn into the perfect consistency,
When it gets well heated, be careful it doesn't boil over! now add:
Stir well, I use a wisk. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
Now it's time to pick your add-in favors. I almost always put 2T diced candied ginger (Trader Joe's Sweet and Spicy is good). Then I throw in a handful of other dried fruit like raisins, or dried cherries, or dried blueberries, or chopped dried apricots. You could add other flavors here like cocoa powder or brown sugar or spices like cinnamon as well.
Continue simmering until the consistency is thick - between 20-30 minutes cook time total.
Take off the heat and add 2 scoops of protein powder - I use Trader Joe's soy protein. Stir together, and put it in a bowl.
For toppings, you may also wish to add fresh or frozen fruit or jam, some nuts, a nut butter, and/or a sweetener like local honey, maple syrup, or my fav: ginger syrup.
Serve hot and enjoy!