Although the groundhog predicted spring would be arriving early, it’s not here yet! Last weekend was windy and cold with temperatures in the 20s. It was the perfect weather for a steaming bowl of cozy oatmeal. If you are looking for a meal to keep you and your family warm and full all morning long, an oatmeal bar with everyone’s favorite topping is a crowd pleaser.
Next time you want to make a special winter breakfast for family or friends, start by cooking up a large pot of oatmeal. I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s rolled oats cooked on the stove top. While the oats are cooking, gather toppings and place them in prep dishes so everyone can top their own oatmeal.
- Brown sugar
- Shredded coconut
- Assorted nuts
- Peanut butter
- Chia seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried cranberries
- Fresh berries
- barkTHINS snacking chocolate
To make your bowl extra sweet, serve your oatmeal with barkTHINS snacking chocolate. I love throwing in a few pieces of the toasted coconut or pumpkin seed bark – the warm oatmeal melts the chocolate for a decadent breakfast treat.
I’m a huge fan of breakfast and I could eat a well-topped bowl of oatmeal everyday. I love the different combos you can top your oatmeal with – the variety is endless! What’s your favorite way to top oatmeal? Do you have a favorite winter breakfast?
Thanks to barkTHINS for providing a variety of chocolates to enjoy. All opinions and product sentiments are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Twin Stripe going!