I have been trying to eat foods that are better for me. Oatmeal seems like a great breakfast choice. I like it with a slab of butter and smothered with maple syrup. I know, I may be defeating the purpose. A few days ago I swished some apple butter into it and thought it was pretty good. Yesterday, I picked raspberries and made jam, so this morning I decided to try a little jam in my Oatmeal. Why not? Oatmeal and Jam go together in fruit bar recipes. So I mixed it up and gave it a taste. Good but not great. It was lacking something. A dash of Ginger! Now that I have finished eating it and am licking my spoon, I imagine a smidgen of vanilla would have finished it off perfectly. Ill give that a try next time.