These oatmeal recipes are a perfect choice when looking for both a hearty and healthy breakfast! You can also have oatmeal whenever you want but it’s a great choice for breakfast because it keeps you full longer and gives your body plenty of energy. A great thing about these oatmeal recipes is they’re all unique and delicious using such different ingredients! Oatmeal is perfect because it’s a great base from which to make tasty variations. Here are 10 oatmeal recipes you won’t soon forget!
1. Fluffy Banana Stovetop Oatmeal
Here’s a really delicious and easy-to-make option for your oatmeal recipes when deciding what to do for breakfast. This recipe makes a fluffy banana stovetop oatmeal that anyone can make! You’ll need rolled oats, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, banana, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and chia seeds. The picture may be misleading because the author of the recipe added additional banana bread chunks onto this oatmeal that tastes like banana bread. If you have some extra banana bread and want to double down for this oatmeal then go for it! Otherwise, it will still be delicious without those chunks of banana bread.
2. Cherry-Almond Cookie Dough Oatmeal
If you’re a cherry-lover then you definitely want to check out this recipe for cherry-almond cookie dough oatmeal! Cherries are packed with nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also full of antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory effects, and more! This is a really straightforward recipe to follow as you’ll only need gluten-free old fashioned oats, water, milk (any kind), small banana, brown sugar, vanilla, almond extract, cherries, and sliced almonds. If you like cherries then this delicious, cookie-dough-tasting oatmeal is perfect for your go-to oatmeal recipes!
3. Superfood Oatmeal Bowl
This recipe is for health-packed oatmeal that has tons of fiber, antioxidants, and some tasty cinnamon. The ingredients for this superfood oatmeal bowl is rolled oats, ground chia seed, ground flaxseed, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and some maple syrup. The combination of chia and flax seeds give you so many great vitamins and nutrients that make for a perfect meal to start the day. If you want healthy oatmeal recipes for your breakfasts then remember this superfood oatmeal bowl.
4. Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
Here’s a great choice if you’re looking for oatmeal recipes that can be made beforehand to save you more time in the morning. This recipe for strawberries and cream oatmeal is easy to follow and doesn’t require too many ingredients. The “strawberry compote” uses fresh strawberries, orange juice, vanilla extract, honey, and a pinch of salt. While the second half of that the “vanilla cream drizzle” uses vanilla coffee creamer and powdered sugar. You just pour those two mixtures over your cooked oatmeal and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast! A real time-saver with this recipe is you can premake the strawberry compote and vanilla cream drizzle and store it in the fridge. Then you can just cook up some oatmeal and you’ll have the strawberry & cream topping ready to go!
5. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
If you want some absolutely delicious oatmeal recipes that you won’t forget then try out this cinnamon roll oatmeal. This recipe takes a bit longer than other oatmeal recipes but you won’t be disappointed. To create this delicious cinnamon roll oatmeal you’ll need: milk, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, old-fashioned rolled oats, butter, light brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese, and confectioners’ sugar. You can even premake this delicious oatmeal and save it in the fridge then reheat it the next morning to save some time!
6. Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Oatmeal
Dates can be a great alternative when you want to have less brown sugar in your oatmeal but maintain sweetness! This recipe makes date-sweetened apple pie oatmeal that is so good you won’t believe it. You’ll need apples (tart or sweet), honey/maple syrup (optional for extra sweetness), cinnamon, lemon juice, rolled oats, water, dairy-free milk (unsweetened almond), salt, and dates. Add some toasted pecans or walnuts on top if you want. Overall, it’s got plenty of fiber and protein to keep you full until lunch and satisfies that sweet tooth as well!
7. Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal
Here’s another tasty option if you’re looking for healthy oatmeal recipes. This recipe makes peanut butter banana chia oatmeal that is packed with about 17 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein! Chia seeds have tons of great benefits and are perfect for oatmeal recipes or smoothies. They have a ton of nutrients with very few calories including lots of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. In addition to chia seeds, you’ll need old-fashioned oats, a banana, cinnamon, sea salt, water (or non-dairy milk / a blend of both), and peanut butter (or another nut butter). You’ll be able to make this delicious oatmeal in about 10 minutes and you’ll be starting off your day with a healthy and delicious breakfast.
8. Apple Ginger Cashew Cream Oatmeal
This is a good option if you want some vegan and gluten-free oatmeal recipes! This recipe for apple ginger cashew cream oatmeal is easy to make and a great, healthy breakfast option. The sweet cashew cream for the oatmeal needs cashews (soaked in filtered water overnight), filtered water, agave, and brown rice syrup (or honey). Then the oatmeal itself uses gluten-free rolled oats, sea salt, water, coconut oil, minced fresh ginger root, an apple, and lemon juice. You can add some vanilla extract if you want but it shouldn’t be necessary for this sweet oatmeal!
9. Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
Zucchini is a great choice for your breakfast because it’s full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium! Oatmeal recipes that are able to utilize the healthy benefits of zucchinis are ones to remember. This recipe makes zucchini bread oatmeal that is super hearty and filling so you’ll be full until lunchtime. You’ll need old-fashioned oats, a banana, zucchini, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, unsweetened almond milk (or water), chopped walnuts, and almond butter (or another type of nut butter).
10. Morning Glory Oatmeal
Megan Gordon came up with this recipe using similar flavors and ingredients to morning glory muffins. You’ll need a fairly long list of ingredients to make them. The oatmeal requires: water, light coconut milk (or milk of choice), steel-cut oats, carrots, seedless raisins, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, salt, unsweetened coconut flakes, orange zest, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and walnuts/pecans. It’s a very hearty and delicious choice for your oatmeal recipes when you want a healthy breakfast to keep you full!
What are your favorite oatmeal recipes to have in the morning? Share them with us in the comments!
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