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3 awesomely simple ways to upgrade your oatmeal

/ Source: TODAY

Oatmeal is great for any time of time: breakfast, lunch or dinner. TODAY Tastemaker and Pinterest star Alejandra Ramos proves that our favorite grain is anything but boring.

Try these easy ways to dress up oatmeal — each one has at most five simple ingredients.

(TODAY Breakfast is sponsored by Quaker.)

Have your own recipe for taking oatmeal to the next level? Share it with us by entering the TODAY Food Club Reinventing Breakfast Challenge.

Spicy Cheesy Oats

Alejandra shows off one her favorite ways to serve up savory oatmeal by adding some spices, an egg and cheese.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Got a sweet tooth? Turn oatmeal into a real guilt-free treat that tastes just like dessert.

Viewer's Choice

TODAY talked to some fans on the plaza to get their favorite ways to upgrade oatmeal. Mark Smith from Harlem, New York suggested chocolate chips, bacon, maple syrup and jalapenos.

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