60+ Oatmeal Toppings (From Sweet to Savory and All Tasty)

These oatmeal toppings can load up your bowl with plenty of flavor. Whether it’s for breakfast or dinner, there’s so much you can do with a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

Need some morning inspiration or fancy a food challenge? I’ve put these toppings on a printable you can download and print.

Oatmeal Toppings List

Also, feel free to try some of my delicious oatmeal recipes. Some of my breakfast favorites include blueberry oatmeal, strawberry, mango and coconut, and banana hazelnut chocolate oatmeal.

Various Oatmeals

Popular Oatmeal Toppings

Don’t want to be too creative? These are popular oatmeal toppings that many people love. To keep things simple, and yummy, this is a great place to start.

  1. Fresh or Dried Fruit (see separate section for ideas)
  2. Fresh or Dried Berries (see separate section for ideas)
  3. Nuts (see separate section for ideas)
  4. Nut Butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter)
  5. Honey or Other Sweeteners (see separate section for ideas)
  6. Granola and Other Crunchy Toppings (wafer bits, crushed oreos, shortbread cookies)
  7. Desiccated or Shredded Coconut
  8. Yogurt
  9. Chopped Chocolate
  10. Nutella

Fruit and Berries

Fruit (and berries) go hand-in-hand with oatmeal. You can either slice up some of these fruit in the morning, or, if pushed for time, use dried fruit.

  1. Apples
  2. Apricots
  3. Bananas
  4. Cherries
  5. Dragon Fruit/Pitaya
  6. Figs
  7. Kiwi
  8. Mangoes
  9. Melon
  10. Nectarines
  11. Papaya
  12. Persimmons
  13. Pears
  14. Peaches
  15. Pineapple
  16. Pomegranate
  17. Blackberries
  18. Blueberries
  19. Raspberries
  20. Strawberries

Nuts & Seeds

Add some crunch and nutty, savory flavors with these nuts and seeds. All you need is a handful to take your oatmeal to the next level.

  1. Almonds
  2. Brazil Nuts
  3. Cashews
  4. Hazelnuts
  5. Pecans
  6. Macadamia Nuts
  7. Pistachios
  8. Pumpkin Seeds
  9. Sunflower Seeds
  10. Chia seeds


If you like your breakfasts sweet, these can make for a really tasty oatmeal. Some of these you can even use to make an oatmeal for dessert.

  1. Honey
  2. Maple Syrup
  3. Agave Syrup
  4. Caramel
  5. Brown Sugar
  6. Condensed Milk
  7. Dulce de Leche
  8. Molasses
  9. Mini Marshmallows
  10. Chocolate Sauce


Spices are a great way to add some subtle yet wonderful flavors to oatmeal. If you’re pushed for time in the morning, you should be able to find most of these in dried or powder form at your local supermarket. You can sprinkle some on in a matter of seconds.

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Nutmeg
  3. Vanilla
  4. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  5. Ginger
  6. Cardamom
  7. Cocoa Powder
  8. Allspice
  9. Cloves
  10. Star Anise

Savory Oatmeal Toppings

While I’m personally not a fan of savory oatmeal, many in my family are. And there are also many options for savory oatmeal toppings, including:

  1. Eggs (Poached or Fried)
  2. Sriracha or Hot Sauce
  3. Caramelized Onions
  4. Salted Butter
  5. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  6. Parmesan (my mom loves this topping on oatmeal!)
  7. Goat Cheese
  8. Feta
  9. Pesto
  10. Sundried Tomatoes
  11. Ham
  12. Sausage
  13. Bacon
  14. Sea salt flakes
  15. Chives

What’s your absolutely favorite oatmeal topping? Let me know in the comments. I hope this list helped you discover some brand-new favorites.

Use the form below to get my oatmeal toppings list for free. You can laminate it, stick it to the refrigerator door, and use it for quick ideas. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not give them all a try!

Oatmeal Toppings List

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