3 gorgeous ways to top your oatmeal this summer

Believe it or not, oatmeal *is* the summer breakfast you've been waiting for. If the first thing that pops into your head when you think of oatmeal is bland and boring mush, think again, bestie. This summer we are stepping up our oatmeal game! You can too, starting with these three easy (and delicious, tbh) recipes. 

1. Berry Bonanza

What you'll need:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Honey
  • Shredded Coconut
  • A bowl of oatmeal prepared how you like it best


Once all your fruit is washed, the fun part begins. Chop the tops off your strawberries and slice them vertically (see photo). From there, your bowl design is pretty much up to you! Arrange your berries however you see fit, sprinkle on some coconut and drizzle your honey across the top. Voila! 

2. Chocolate Explosion

What you'll need:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Sliced or whole almonds (whichever you prefer!)
  • A spoonful of Nutella 
  • Marshmallows
  • Shredded coconut
  • A bowl of oatmeal prepared how you like it best 
    • Try adding a dash of cocoa powder in this time for *extra* chocolaty goodness!


Arrange your toppings like you're making a rainbow—start by lining the edge with almonds and work your way toward the center with your chocolate and marshmallows (see pic below!). Even though you'll mix all the toppings up before you take your first bite, who doesn't love a good insta-worthy moment?! 

3. Summer Sweetness

What you'll need:

  • White peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Honey
  • Coconut
  • Spoonful of almond butter
  • A bowl of oatmeal prepared how you like it best


Doesn't this bowl give off ultimate summer vibes? Slice up your peaches and strawberries (after washing them of course) and arrange them around your bowl. Grab that coconut. Take the spoonful of almond butter and add it to your masterpiece. Drizzle that honey on top and enjoy!

That's all there is to it. Your summer breakfasts are about to be SO colorful and SO tasty. Don't be afraid to get even more creative with your topping choices! 

We can't wait to see your gorgeous bowls! Tag us in your results on Instagram @girlslifemag!


by Riley Yates | 6/22/2021