You already know how to make a basic bowl, we know. But these easy oatmeal recipes are going to totally change your perception of the hearty, humble breakfast’s possibilities.
As a reminder, oats are filled with fiber, which is great for your gut and heart health. They also contain some protein and important vitamins and minerals. So, as long as you’re choosing rolled or steel cut oats (as opposed to the quick-cooking variety), oatmeal is a nutritious breakfast that provides a steady source of energy—no matter how you decide to top it.
Speaking of topping…there are so many ways to add extra nutrients and flavor, which is why we’re sharing these oatmeal recipes. It even goes beyond just switching up toppings—you can make it cold for warmer months, for example, or in a skillet for a prettier presentation.
If you’re looking to add some variety to your oatmeal routine, keep reading.
7 Easy Oatmeal Recipes
Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana Bread Skillet
The easy prep and healthy profile of oatmeal with the taste of banana bread. What more could you ask for?
It’s a super-nutritious, antioxidant-packed ingredient pile-up, thanks to chia seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, and more.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Your kids want Reese’s Puffs? Serve them this peanut butter cup-inspired oatmeal, instead. It’s even got extra protein for school-day energy.
Basic Overnight Oats
This is the easy formula for making a cold oatmeal breakfast that’s ready in the fridge when you wake up in the morning. And you can get totally creative with the toppings.
Sunrise Mango Oatmeal
If you wish you were on a tropical vacation but are actually headed to work, this approach to oatmeal can help you conjure beach vibes with each bite of sweet coconut, juicy mango, and crunchy macadamia nut.
Blueberry Ginger Overnight Oats
In addition to nutrient-dense oats, which provide fiber for gut health, this recipe includes berries, ginger, and extra protein and probiotics from kefir.
Did you know you could turn your oats into a healthy personal pancake with just four ingredients and 10 minutes? Here’s how.
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