I have a confession to make: I am an oatmeal heretic. I know that most health-conscious food bloggers would not dream of going a morning without a bowl of oatmeal, but I’m just not that way. What can I say? I get restless. I love toasted whole grain bread, I love yogurt with fresh fruit, I love fluffy scrambled eggs. I could never subsist on just one thing every morning. But when I am hit with a craving for oatmeal, I make the most of it!
This preparation is one of my very favorite ways to eat oatmeal. Suite Apple Pie described eating something similar at a Bay Area restaurant, and I have been hooked on the concept ever since. This is just basic oatmeal (either old fashioned or steel-cut) topped with a generous spoonful of Greek yogurt and a generous spoonful of raspberry puree. Sometimes I mash a banana into the oatmeal for an extra layer of flavor. The thought of putting yogurt on my oatmeal struck me as odd and unappetizing at first, but the result is wonderful. The smooth, tart yogurt goes really well with the sweet raspberry and the chewy oats. The contrast of flavors makes the oatmeal so much more interesting and satisfying.