Oatmeal is not my favorite food in the world despite it’s popularity online and even in some of my pancake recipes. I know everyone in healthy blog land seems to love it, but I struggle to enjoy it. However, today I had some good oatmeal.
At the airport around breakfast time Starbucks is sometimes the only option available in the area I often fly out from. I decided to head over for some muffins this morning but when I got to Starbucks I was confronted with pastries and muffins that contain almost as much sugar as the pastries (muffins are so sneaky!).
Then I saw they were offering oatmeal and I knew my breakfast option was secure.
The Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal Nutritional Stats
By itself the oatmeal is just 140 calories, 5 g of protein, and no sugar. But who eats oatmeal by itself? That’s the oatmeal I hate the most! At least with mix-ins it starts to taste better.
The oatmeal comes with separate toppings that you can add in:
- nut medley of almonds, walnuts, and pecans (100 calories)
- dried fruit: dried cranberries, raisins, dried blueberries, dried cherries (100 calories)
- brown sugar (50 calories)
If you use it all the meal has 390 calories with 11.5 g of fat, 7 g of fiber, 7 g of protein and 33 g sugar.
The Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal Taste
The server gave me the oatmeal without any instructions. I mixed in all the nuts and dried fruit, and added a little bit of brown sugar on top. It wasn’t even enough to taste and I could have done without the little sprinkling because the dried fruit mixed in made the oatmeal sweet enough.
The oatmeal was a nice consistency. I thought it was going to be too thick but I actually enjoyed the consistency once I started eating.
I liked the fruits and nuts mixed in and overall the oatmeal tasted good – this coming from someone who doesn’t like oatmeal!
I felt full quite quickly and didn’t even finish my portion. That led me to get hungry earlier than normal later, but I feel that if I had eaten it all I would have definitely stayed full all morning.
Thoughts On The Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal
If you are traveling this is a great option.
It’s filling, tasty, healthy, and a much better option than a sugary pastry. It’s a great inexpensive breakfast option for anyone on the go who is faced with a lot of bad options like donuts and pastries.
Stuck in an airport it’s my new go-to breakfast.
If you’re not traveling or on the go with no other options? I’d probably skip it and make my own breakfast.
This oatmeal is definitely not cost effective when considering the cost of instant oatmeal packages you can microwave yourself. Plus when you are at home you can be more creative with oatmeal… or choose something even better!