In this season of chill, hot oatmeal for breakfast just seems right. But to spice up the everyday, an oatmeal buffet makes for a fun morning spread. It also makes for a nice breakfast for holiday guests, and lets everyone choose just what they prefer.
Just stir up a 5-minute batch of ordinary hot oatmeal, and set out your accessories. Any accompaniment will do: craisins, raisins, nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax meal, berries, banana, coconut flakes, honey, brown sugar, cream. And don’t forget to offer a dash of spice like cinnamon or nutmeg. Or if you have an adventurous crew, add cayenne to brown sugar and tart dried cherries. The sky’s the limit on this simple breakfast.