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    I hate oatmeal. It’s all congealed slimyness and it tastes like paste. Plus it makes you poo like crazy. But on the other hand it gives you mad energy if you can choke it down. But I can’t. I’ve given up on the stuff.


    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    525 Posts

    It’s all about the flavors. Anything is better with brown sugar and cinnamon. even toothpaste.


    215 Posts

    Hey, me an’ Shep agree!
    @shep wrote:

    Anything is better with brown sugar and cinnamon.

    gotta add that the rolled oats are crap…ya gotta buy the “steel cut oats”.
    of course it’s too labour intensive for a pre-tour meal (unless someone else is cookin’)…i just stick to boiled eggs and toast with copious peanut butter, nutella, and honey…though not all at once.

    oh and oso-negro coffee. lots of it.

    Puff Nattie
    73 Posts

    I hate oatmeal too! I’m convinced it’s related to my days working at the nursing home where they served cold flavorless pasty looking oatmeal. I never tried it but it looked disgusting. The patient’s there hated it too. We had to add atleast 3 packs of sugar to get them to even try it. I think it’s the texture for me, ’cause I love oatmeal cookies. I usually gag down a little and then throw away whatever is left in my bowl. I like to pack soymilk and granola for atleast one breakfast. It’s heavy, but tasty.

    457 Posts

    I like oatmeal, but I can’t stand the high fiber, million wipe club poos.

    2068 Posts

    I like it. It’s all about the brown sugar.

    98 Posts

    I’m with SanFran and Puff, the soggy texture is what I don’t like about it.

    864 Posts

    I like my oatmeal with brown sugar, all kind of mixed berries, butter, and an egg mixed all together and then baked into cookies. I’ll eat teh slimey mushy stuff too, butnot because I think it is tastey.

    I believe E-dub and one or two others may have had the pleasure of tasting said cookies made by my girlfriend. It’s raining, I think I’ll get her on a batch now.

    Favorite breakfast time quote:

    Nyla ” I have been flinging batter everywhere this morning”
    snoslut “me too”

    4149 Posts

    I love oatmeal but agree that sometimes it can be hard to get down. The trick for me is to make it really watery so I can drink it. No chewing or gagging on paste required! 🙂

    699 Posts

    Oatmeal is like Clif bars for me; can’t do them anymore. I’ve switched to cream of wheat.

    643 Posts

    My vote is for Grits (Yeah, I’m from the south bitch) with cheese,salt,tabasco,butter with a egg on top, over easy.

    Cream of wheat can substitute

    525 Posts

    Wow. the egg on top is new for me. I like my grits old-skool: butter and processed cheese-food product. Harder to cook (err, clean, actually) in the backcountry though… 🙁


    185 Posts

    oatmeal is a beautiful thing – in fact I had a bowl full of good old-fashioned Scottish-Style porridge oats this morning, little bit o’ brown sugar, fresh blueberries and raspberries…..mmmmmmmmmm – might make a man out of you non-oat-eatin’ ninnies!!! 😆

    358 Posts

    I can only eat it outdoors when it’s cold and I’m really hungry. Then I love it. Ditto for cream of wheat, rice porridge, etc.

    288 Posts

    This tree hugger loves his oats!! Wild blueberries, thimble berries, salmon berries, huckleberries..or even baby devils club make for a nice addition from the “wilds”

    570 Posts

    Nasty! Too much like trying to eat throw-up

    Breakfast burrito w/good salsa – thats breakfast

    525 Posts

    the oatmeal is my breakfast of choice especially when overnighting in the BC. i like it with agave sweetener and some maca chai spice mix. also dried fruit. nothing like a nice warm bowl of gruel on a cold morn to get you started, and for those hippies out there now they have hemp oatmeal – yeahhhh!

    ever had real mexican avena con tres cremas? one time surfing in baja i gave my oatmeal to this old mexican woman and she whipped up the meanest batch of avena i have ever had.

    1514 Posts

    Ooops – I forgot to vote in my own poll…

    Well my thoughts reg. toppings on oatmeal is that they’re really just polishing a turd, so to speak. Why not just eat the delicious toppings in their own right? Or put them on something good, like granola? I’ve been getting deserts like that one really good apple cobbler that rises and you bake it in your jetboil. So good! Now that’s a delicious way to start the day. Or just get good granola and add powdered mild and dry berries. Go crazy and indulge yourself dutchmarc-style and put approx. 4 – 5 raisins in there. Nice!

    Puff Nattie – My god, institutional oatmeal must be some of the vilest stuff on earth. I’d like my living will to clearly state that I will never be fed oatmeal under any circumstance.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

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