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33 Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Oatmeal Toppings

33 Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Oatmeal Toppings

Gluten-Free-LogoA heart-healthy oatmeal breakfast is a super nutritious way to start the day. Oats contain a bio-active, anti-oxidant compound called avenanthramide that could be responsible for cleaner arteries, prevention of fatty buildup, and reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a concentrated source of fiber and nutrients.

Children will warm up to oatmeal if you let them put on sundae-type toppings (see list below). I keep raisins and nuts (almonds or pecans) in our sugar bowl for oatmeal mornings. Sweeten with honey or stevia or just the toppings. (Note Craisins are not listed as they are packed with added sugar.)

33 Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Oatmeal Toppings

Sugar Free & Gluten Free

  1. Chopped dates, apples, and walnuts (my favorite!)
  2. Passion fruit
  3. oatmeal_toppingsChopped cherries
  4. Pomegranate seeds
  5. Golden raisins and mint leaves
  6. Frozen raspberries and blueberries
  7. Chopped Prunes (underrated, delicious)
  8. Raspberry Greek yogurt and raisins
  9. Apricot Allfruit Jelly and sliced almonds
  10. Sliced strawberries and plain nonfat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon
  11. Diced mango and coconut
  12. Crushed pineapple, sliced bananas, and chopped nuts
  13. Strawberry Greek yogurt and sliced kiwi
  14. Sliced bananas and vanilla Greek yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon
  15. Almond butter and strawberry fruit spread
  16. Chopped peaches and ground ginger
  17. Diced dried apricots and honey
  18. Apple butter and raisins
  19. Shredded carrots and chopped walnuts
  20. Blueberry fruit spread and vanilla Greek  yogurt
  21. Orange marmalade and raisins
  22. Coarsely chopped apple and chia seeds
  23. Chopped pecans and peaches.
  24. Wheat germ and cinnamon
  25. Sliced peaches or pears
  26. Mixed dried fruit
  27. Cherry preserves and wheat germ
  28. Chunky natural applesauce
  29. Sliced bananas and mini-semisweet chocolate morsels
  30. Gluten Free Meal PlansBlueberries and sliced strawberries sprinkled with cinnamon and stevia
  31. Canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice
  32. Mandarin orange slices and grapes
  33. Figs (more potassium than bananas)


The soluble fiber found in oats and oat bran has been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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