10 Healthy, Tasty Oatmeal Toppings You Never Thought to Try

Rich in fiber, this filling whole grain is a perfect healthy breakfast—especially when you top it with these other nutritious, creative, and tasty ingredients, says Travis Stork, MD, cohost of the syndicated show "The Doctors."

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Apple Pie Oats

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Top with chopped apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Choco-Oats

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Sprinkle a spoonful of unsweetened dark cocoa powder and a drizzle of honey; add a few dark chocolate chips for a special occasion.

Pumpkin Pie Oats

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Stir in a spoonful of canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) and dust with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Apple and Cheddar Oats

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Top with chopped apples, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a little grated cheddar cheese.

Egg and Herb Oats

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Skip the milk and sweetener and top with a poached egg, some herbs, and a squeeze of Sriracha hot sauce if you like.

Cheese and Avocado Oats

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Top with a little grated cheese, avocado slices, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

Trail Mix Oats

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Top with any seeds, such as chia, flax, sesame, or pumpkin seeds, and raisins.

Greek Yogurt Oats

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Stir some plain Greek yogurt into your bowl in place of milk.

Nutty Banana Oats

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Add sliced banana and a spoonful of all-natural, no-sugar-added peanut or almond butter.

Very Berry Oats

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Top with any variety of fresh berry or a mixture; if using frozen berries, stir them into the oatmeal as it cooks.

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