Well I’ve been getting sick of oatmeal with those ingredients, so I decided to try something a little different. Today, I put garlic and onion powder, a splash of teriyaki and a sprinkle of soy sauce in the oatmeal this morning on my way out the door. I’m eating it now and it’s…different.
It’s not bad, but then it’s not all that great. The lack of sugar has changed the consistency of the oatmeal from what I’m used to, and the garlic and teriyaki are overpowering the other flavors. It reminds me, a little, of fried rice. Also, without the cinnamon or maple syrup, the oatmeal has a sickly pale color, so the presentation leaves something to be desired. I also tend to make my oatmeal pretty thick (the spoon can usually stand up in it) and this could use some more moisture. It definitely smells better than it tastes. Fresh garlic and onion would probably be better.
It does open the door to other possibilities though.
Any suggestions? Any oatmeal recipes y’all are fond of?
Update: After finishing the oatmeal, I feel like I want to yak and my tongue feels like it's coated in garlic. Thankfully I also brought an apple with me and there are mints in my desk.