Can one become addicted to oatmeal?


Do you ever get addicted to a food that you would not think could be addicting?  I really think I am addicted to oats.  Oatmeal, oat bran.  I have it for breakfast every day (that I am not eating a bagel LOL).  It’s in my protein pancakes, and then just straight up on other days.  I love playing with toppings and additions, and I love how full I stay when eating it.  There are times when I am tempted to have it for lunch as well!

I honestly never knew how great oatmeal was growing up.  Either I thought it was boring, or I only wanted the instant package of Maple and Brown sugar (always the first ones gone from the variety pack)

Just some of my fun creations this year:

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12 thoughts on “Can one become addicted to oatmeal?

  1. arielcircleofnine

    Ive been getting into oatmeal myself lately and actually HAVE had it for breakfast and then again later with fruit as a snack. Very filling, and “comforty”. One food that I have become totally addicted to is ACORN SQUASH. I always buy a ton at the store, I can eat it every day and never get tired of it!

  2. Manda

    Lori, your oat creations look super yummy. I just discovered how much I love oatmeal in the last few months. I only ever buy the instant kind because I don’t know where to start with any other kind. Have you posted your oat recipes anywhere? Any tips on what to buy and how to cook it? I love your blog. Thank you!

  3. Susan

    I now refer to my six days without oats as “the dark period.” Some days, a big warm bowl of oats is the reason I get out of bed! Happiness in a bowl 🙂

  4. Lee

    I’m afraid of the relationship I’d have with oatmeal if I ever added my other favorite, peanut butter.

    Yes, there is something special about old fashioned oatmeal made with milk, with chopped walnuts and cinnamon stirred in and topped with fresh berries. I could have it every morning, no kidding.

  5. Fat[free]Me

    I am addicted too, your meals look delicious. I can envisage an oat-related cook book….yum!

  6. MizFit

    *raises hand*
    Im a totally oatmeal addict and have been for….almost 12 years.

    (damn. who knew it had been that long??)
    and Im not nearly as creative as you are either!

  7. Ron

    Each picture looks delicious. I have some oatmeal, in the cabinet!!! I really need to give it a try!

  8. debby

    I really think you can at least get obsessed with almost any food. I think it is part of our nature as food lovers. There is also some term for people who like to eat the same thing over and over. I like oatmeal A LOT (in fact, I wanted it this morning, and had something else instead, and now you have put me over the edge LOL) but I think what I am obsessed with these days is cottage cheese, specifically Safeway cottage cheese. I make sure I never run out!

  9. Jen, a priorfatgirl

    ooohhhh–your pictures look yummy, I’m drooling on my keyboard right now! I’m addicted to hummus right now and can pretty much find a way to add it to EVERY meal!

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