May 27, 2018

Daily Frugal Tip: Eat Oatmeal For Breakfast

Mar 8, 2012

As far as breakfast is concerned, it doesn’t get much cheaper than a big tin of $2 oatmeal that lasts for a couple months. Today’s frugal tip is to eat more oatmeal for breakfast!

If you get bored easily, you can check out these creative ways to make oatmeal fancy, tasty, and fun! The dark chocolate banana oatmeal looks delicious. With these great ideas, you’ll start the day out right with a hearty breakfast that doesn’t cost very much out of pocket.

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  1. Rachel C. says:

    We’re learning to eat more oatmeal here too, Costco sells a 10lb box for $8. My personal favoorite ways to eat oatmeal is nobake and monster cookies 😉 Here’s a new recipe we tried recently that was really good:
    I made it with just peaches since I didn’t have blueberries but Costcos prices on Organic frozen peaches and blueberries are hard to beat in the winter time when fruit is more expensive.
    I also recently learned how to make oatmeal in the microwave so it doesn’t turn to glue! In a glass serving bowl mix 1/3 cup raisins or cranberries, 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup water. Microwave for 5 minutes without stirring **on 50% power**. Stir and sweeten to taste.

  2. My kids LOVE chocolate oatmeal. I just follow the directions on the box, sweeten with honey and/or brown sugar and then put some cocoa powder in the pot before adding the oatmeal. If I have any, sometimes I’ll sprinkle a few mint chocolate chips on top for something special.

    • Rachel C. says:

      Brilliant! I often stir PB2 peanut butter powder into mine, I’d never thought of cocoa powder! Guess what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow? Lol

  3. I make chocolate oatmeal for my boys and they love it. I just follow the directions on the box, sweeten with honey or brown sugar and add a tiny bit of cocoa powder before I add the oatmeal. It’s a huge hit.

  4. Rachel Abbott via Facebook says:

    Yummy! I love oatmeal!!! However, I had a bad batch of oatmeal (wheat beetle bug infested) about 2 weeks ago. I am now scared to touch it 🙁

  5. Cheryl Sweat via Facebook says:

    Enjoyed a homemade oatmeal cookie!

  6. PamelaJaye says:

    Oatmeal makes me sleepy – so it doesn’t work for breakfast. But sometimes I’ll eat it before bed. My duck and bunny also adore oatmeal. It’s a treat!

  7. Rachel – Oh no! I hate it when foods get ruined with bad experiences like that! Cheryl – YUM!

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