25 Oatmeal Recipes That Will Make You See Oatmeal In A Whole New Light

Oatmeal has a reputation for being healthy and bland. But it’s only as bland as you allow it to be. Oatmeal can actually be quite full of delicious flavor that gets your morning off to a fabulous beginning. These twenty-five oatmeal recipes are all great ways to actually enjoy your morning meal. Add a cup of coffee, and your day will be ready to go.

1. Baked Oatmeal With Frozen Strawberries

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This baked oatmeal with frozen strawberries is a simple and delicious way to start your day. It’s made with all-natural ingredients and will fill you up while delivering delicious comfort food for breakfast.

2. Peanut Butter And Jelly Oatmeal

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If you’re fond of the classic, homemade PB&J sandwich as a quick lunch treat, you might be thrilled to switch it up for breakfast. Try this peanut butter and jelly oatmeal or a delightful twist. It packs the familiar flavors you adore into a nutritious, fiber-rich bowl of oats, ensuring a vibrant and energizing start to your day.

3. Apple-Baked oatmeal

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Apple baked oatmeal offers a warm, comforting embrace in a bowl, ideal for those brisk, cool mornings. With its tender apples, juicy blueberries, and crisp almond slivers, this dish combines a delightful mix of flavors and textures. It’s a wholesome, delicious way to kickstart your day with nutrition and energy.

4. Carrot Cake Oatmeal

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Carrot cake oatmeal is just like having a carrot cake for breakfast. Don’t skip this one if you love this cake flavor. This could be the healthiest “cake” you ever eat, especially first thing in the morning. Get fiber and whole-grain goodness from a single bowl of morning deliciousness.

5. German Chocolate Oatmeal

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If you love the combination of chocolate and coconut, then this German chocolate oatmeal could be a fantastic start to your day. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast, only you won’t feel guilty about eating any of it.

6. Blended Baked Oatmeal

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Blended baked oatmeal is a delightfully simple and convenient recipe perfect for advance preparation. Ideal for meal planning, it can be swiftly and effortlessly portioned into individual servings, providing you with a week’s worth of enjoyable, hassle-free breakfasts.

7. Triple Berry Oatmeal

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Berries are everything that is good about summer, and this triple berry oatmeal helps you get a daily dose of them. While this recipe uses frozen berries, you can certainly use fresh ones. The choice is yours.

8. Buttery Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Buttered oatmeal is on a whole other level, especially when seasoned well like this buttery cinnamon oatmeal. It’s a rich and decadent start to your day, and you’ll get all the benefits that a serving of oats has to offer.

9. Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

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Peanut butter cup lovers will appreciate this peanut butter cup oatmeal. It’s like having a peanut butter cup for breakfast, only it’s actually good for you. Using all-natural ingredients, this morning bowl of oats delivers on flavor first.

10. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

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If you are into superfoods, try this Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal. It’s easily made in your Instant Pot, and you can garnish it with whatever superfood toppings you prefer. It’s a truly nutritious way to get your day started.

11. Apple Pie Oatmeal

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As American as apple pie…. oatmeal? You betcha. This apple pie oatmeal is delicious home cooking that gets your day started with a bowl of American goodness. It tastes just like pie, so you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. Not a bad start to the day.

12. Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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Banana bread is delicious stuff. So why not apply all that incredible flavor to your morning oats? This banana bread overnight oats is as good as that sweet loaf of bread, but it’s much healthier for you.

13. Coffee Overnight Oats

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Start your morning with a cup of joe… and some coffee overnight oats. You’ll have that caffeinated pep in your step all morning, and your body will thank you for the good-for-you nutrients that oatmeal offers.

14. Chocolate Oatmeal

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Chocolate and oats go so well together. They pair up in everything from cookies to chocolate oatmeal, and none of us are mad about it. This deliciousness is begging to be your breakfast. Make a big batch to make the whole family happy.

15. Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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Peanut buttery goodness in your morning bowl of oats is a breakfast that was meant to have. This peanut butter oatmeal is a classic combo that is healthy and delicious. Peanut butter lovers won’t want to miss this one.

16. Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal

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Classic summer flavors are a big contributor to this bowl of oatmeal. Lemon and blueberry were meant to go together, and they go together exceptionally well in this lemon blueberry oatmeal recipe.

17. Cranberry Oatmeal

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This cranberry oatmeal is the perfect way to use any leftover cranberry sauce from Christmas dinner. It’s made with oats, cranberry sauce, and some chopped pecans for a crunchy topping.

18. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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This pumpkin pie oatmeal is so good; it’s like having dessert for breakfast, and it’s totally all-natural. Pumpkin pie lovers can enjoy their beloved flavor all year long with this delicious bowl of oats.

19. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries

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This pumpkin baked oatmeal with cranberries is destined to become a family favorite. Start your holiday mornings with a big bowl of oats, pumpkin, cranberries, and so much more.

20. Blood Orange And Chocolate Oatmeal

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This delicious blood orange and chocolate oatmeal is full of citrusy flavors. Top that off with some chocolate and you have an exotic bowl of oats that are easy to make and almost impossible to get tired of.

21. Savory Oatmeal

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Did you know you can make oatmeal that isn’t sweet? This savory oatmeal is a delicious way to start your morning without anything sweet added. It’s great with toast and a soft-boiled egg for some added protein.

22. Green Oatmeal

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Whether you want to eat something green for St. Patrick’s Day or get a little extra delicious nutrition into your oatmeal, this green oatmeal is a great way to get some green into your morning meal.

23. Cherry Pie Oatmeal

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If you love cherry pie, try this cherry pie oatmeal for breakfast. It’s a great way to enjoy dessert for breakfast with all the healthy benefits of a hearty bowl of oats. Who said you can’t have your cake… er, pie… and eat it too?

24. Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Love the combo of chocolate and cherries? Turn it into a bowl of oatmeal for a delicious, fruity, and chocolaty experience. This chocolate cherry steel cut oatmeal is made in your slow cooker, so you don’t even have to stand at the stove to make it.

25. Baked Oatmeal With Fresh Berries

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Nothing beats a good baked oatmeal with fresh berries first thing in the morning. It wakes you up gently, nourishes your tummy, and pairs quite nicely with a cup of tea or coffee. Leftovers are easy to reheat the next morning, too. So you can make this for a few days and enjoy it well into the week.

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Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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