Tired of Your Morning Oatmeal? Here are 10 Delicious Oatmeal Recipes You Need to Try
Oatmeal is a staple breakfast for a reason—it's amazing.
Not only are there so many different ways you can eat oatmeal, but it's also very healthy. Harvard reports that all types of oats are "rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response and benefits gut health." It's also a source of many vitamins and minerals. That's just basic oatmeal—it does not even include toppings you can add to make it delicious and even more nutrient-dense.
Unfortunately, oatmeal gets a bad rap because people don't know how to use it to its full potential. Most people use instant oat packs and eat it plain. Some throw some brown sugar on top and call it a day. If you're one of many who are bored of your plain morning oatmeal, we have 10 delicious recipes that will shake up your bowl and wake you up in the morning. From Peanut Butter Overnight Oats to Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, you'll never call oatmeal boring again
Dana from Minimalist Baker is known for creating simple and delicious recipes, and she does not disappoint with her Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. This is perfect for people who don't have time in the morning but need a good breakfast. Throw the ingredients together in a mason jar the night before and wake up to a creamy peanut butter oatmeal dream.
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This comforting and satisfying breakfast by Cookie + Kate is naturally sweetened with blueberries and maple syrup. The chewy oatmeal pairs perfectly with the crunchy chopped pecans. You can customize it by adding different fruits or top it with vanilla yogurt (or vegan yogurt). It makes six to eight servings to have it for breakfast several days in a row and keeps in the refrigerator for four to five days.
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Who doesn't love pancakes? Choosing Chia makes these light and fluffy pancakes with rolled oats and gluten-free flour. The oatmeal adds an extra boost of fiber. You can top these oatmeal pancakes with all your favorite pancake toppings, adding fruit for extra nutrients and chocolate chips for extra—well—chocolate.
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Caitlin from From My Bowl created an easy gluten-free and vegan granola recipe that is delicious as it is healthy. It's the perfect addition to any breakfast bowl or can be eaten on its own as a fun snack. This recipe uses ingredients most people have in their homes including nuts, nut butter, vanilla, oats, cinnamon and dried fruit. The perfectly baked granola is crunchy, satisfying and highly addictive.
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Cookies for breakfast? Count us in! This Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies recipe from Love and Lemons is rich in fiber and protein from oats and nut butter. They have a soft and chewy texture with a little crunch from walnuts. You can eat these cookies at home or they are the perfect portable breakfast for on-the-go mornings.
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6. Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal
Try this Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal recipe from Oh My Veggies if you're craving a tropical getaway. This simple recipe combines fresh mango with coconut flakes to give your morning a sweet twist. It's another overnight oatmeal recipe, so you can prep it at night and enjoy a tropical trip in the morning.
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The secret to having a good day is by having chocolate for breakfast! This easy Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal from Brittany and William at I Love Vegan is the perfect way to have chocolate while still enjoying a satisfying and healthy breakfast. This recipe features dark chocolate chips, chopped cashews and fresh strawberries. It's a sweet breakfast that will have you jumping out of bed in the morning.
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If you're a lemon poppy seed muffin fan, you're going to be obsessed with this Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oatmeal recipe from Vegan Richa. The maple syrup perfectly balances the tartness of the lemon juice. The poppy seeds work perfectly with the chewy baked oats. It's a perfect breakfast if you want a classic flavor with a fiber-packed healthy twist.
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These Chai Oatmeal Energy Balls from The Vegan 8 are perfect for on-the-go mornings. Recipe creator Brandi made this tasty recipe vegan, gluten-free, no-bake and oil-free. Chewy quick oats, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extra, oat flour and chai spice are all you need for this simple recipe. Chai fans will love the warming chai spice packed in these little bites.
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Sweet potato and oatmeal are an unexpected combination, but they work so well in this recipe by Alissa from Connoisseurus Veg. The baked sweet potato adds natural sweetness to the oatmeal and vitamins like beta carotene, vitamin c, potassium and magnesium. It also makes the texture of the oatmeal incredibly creamy and thick. You can add chopped pecans on top for an extra crunch. This is the most comforting to start the day.
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Popcorn is another fiber-rich snack that's unfairly called boring. HERE are 10 exciting ways to spice up your bowl of popcorn and make your next movie night even better.