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Oatmeal overload.

Oatmeal was a type of cereal made from oat grain, combined with milk and heated.

Montgomery Scott (TOS novel: Spock's World), Miles O'Brien, Jake Sisko, and Chakotay were known to enjoy oatmeal. (DS9 episodes: "Captive Pursuit", "The Nagus", VOY episode: "Phage")

Nog once filled Odo's bucket with oatmeal and fooled Jake into believing he had spilled the unformed Changeling all over him. (DS9 episode: "The Storyteller")

Leonard McCoy once called Montgomery Scott an "oatmeal-headed Scotsman." (TOS comic: "The Trial of Captain Kirk")

It can be made into cookies. (STA eBook: Three)

Oatmeal is one of the ingredients in haggis. (TOS - The Captain's Table novel: Where Sea Meets Sky)

It can be used to make paper. (TOS novel: Ishmael)


In 2153, Charles Tucker III and Hoshi Sato tasted a bowl of pisarko made by Trant Neesa. They expected it to taste like oatmeal, but the bland mixture of sugars and starches just tasted weird to them. (ENT novel: Daedalus)

In 2270, a food processor computer malfunctioned aboard the USS Enterprise, becoming obsessed with oatmeal. During its efforts to draw more power and produce more of the food, it attempted to redirect warp engine power into a Jefferies tube. An ensign newly assigned to the ship discovered its tampering, and his efforts to repair the computer buried him in oatmeal. (TOS - Which Way Books novella: Voyage to Adventure)

In two alternate endings of the ensign's struggles with the food processor, he was killed.

In 2270, Montgomery Scott and Leonard McCoy debated whether the breakfasts they'd been served during a conference on Starbase 10 were more like oatmeal or grits. Scott's aunt Amelia cooked excellent oatmeal, whereas McCoy's grandmother made excellent grits. Both thought it an insult to their relatives to call it either. (TOS - Constellations short story: "Where Everybody Knows Your Name")

In 2279, Pavel Chekov and Gwen Thee shared a bowl of oatmeal on Belle Terre. (TOS - New Earth novel: Rough Trails)

In the 2280s, Stephen Garrovick tried to imagine his prison gruel was oatmeal. (TOS novel: In the Name of Honor)

In 2352, Robin Lefler enjoyed oatmeal. She preferred it less lumpy, the way her father Charles Lefler made it. Her mother Morgan Primus cooked it lumpier. (NF - No Limits short story: "Lefler's Logs")

In 2353, during a hiking trip on Mars, Cheb Packer and Kathryn Janeway searched their backpacks for oatmeal packets, but had forgotten to bring them. (VOY novel: Mosaic)

In 2354, a replicator on Pelios Station made Benjamin Sisko an oatmeal bar enriched with vitamins, which he thought tasted awful. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "The Music Between the Notes")

For breakfast on Sarindar one morning, Sonya Gomez was forced to eat a bowl of cold oatmeal because she didn't have a working stove. (SCE eBook: Invincible, Part One)

In 2372, Neelix attempted to recreate oatmeal aboard USS Voyager with limited rations. The result, based on Tom Paris's description, was unsatisfactory to Kathryn Janeway. (VOY novel: The Garden)

B'Elanna Torres desired oatmeal or a sandwich for lunch one day, after many hours of repair work to Voyager. (VOY novel: Ghost of a Chance)

In 2377, Suzi Powell brought Raynr Sleven a bowl of oatmeal for lunch. He was recuperating from injury and suggested a bland food, but he thought it was delicious. (TNG novel: The Genesis Wave, Book 3)

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