Oatmeal Recipes for Every Day of the Week
Brighten up your breakfast
If you think oatmeal makes for a boring breakfast, it’s time to think again. This morning staple gets a major upgrade when you mix in fruit, spices, and other flavor-boosting ingredients. This healthy whole grain lowers cholesterol, burns fat, and fills you up with fiber, folate, and potassium. Added bonus? It's gluten free. (However, check the label. It can be contaminated with gluten-containing wheat or rye during processing.)
Dress up your dish with one of these seven fresh takes on oatmeal.
Ingredients: Rolled oats, water, banana, chopped walnuts, cinnamon
Try this recipe: Banana-Nut Oatmeal
Oatmeal with Prune and Banana Compote
Ingredients: Milk, old-fashioned rolled oats, prunes, banana, crystallized ginger
Try this recipe: Oatmeal with Prune & Banana Compote
For an extra thick and creamy bowl, add oat bran. It’ll make for a hearty helping and also add more fiber to your meal. If you love the taste of chai, you’ll enjoy this spiced version with coriander, cinnamon, and turmeric.
Ingredients: Milk, salt, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, honey, vanilla extract, regular oats, oat bran
Try this recipe: Chai Oatmeal
Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares
Ingredients: Maple syrup, chopped walnuts, dates, brown sugar, sugar, egg, butter, applesauce, vanilla yogurt, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, quick-cooking oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon
Try this recipe: Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares
Ingredients: Water, apple cider, organic rolled oats, salt, pear, sweetened dried cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla extract, chopped pecans, milk
Try this recipe: De-lish Oatmeal
If you’re not a fan of oatmeal because of its texture, try baking it instead! It’ll taste like a mix between a chewy snack bar and a creamy bowl of oats.
Ingredients: Uncooked quick-cooking oats, brown sugar, raisins, chopped walnuts, baking powder, milk, applesauce, butter, egg, cooking spray
Try this recipe: Baked Oatmeal
Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Salted Caramel Topping
If you’re craving a sweet treat without the guilt, a salted caramel coating does the trick. This recipe calls for steel-cut oats, which sit slightly lower on the glycemic index than rolled oats, which means they’re less prone to make your blood sugar spike.
Ingredients: Uncooked instant steel-cut oats, milk, light brown sugar, salt, whipped cream, fresh berries
Try this recipe: Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Salted Caramel Topping
Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds and Fresh Berries
Ingredients: Rolled oats, berries, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon
Watch the video: How to Make Overnight Oats