You've probably enjoyed a hearty bowl of oatmeal or overnight oats as a filling breakfast option, but did you know there are several dishes you can make with oats besides oatmeal? This pantry staple is a delicious component of all kinds of dishes that will satisfy you morning, noon, and night. Take a look at (and taste of!) our easy oatmeal recipes and the answers to every question you've ever had about this ingredient.
Is it good to eat oatmeal every day?
Although you should always talk to your doctor about the best diet for your health needs, there are many health benefits of eating oatmeal. It's a gluten-free grain that may help:
|Lower cholesterol||Increase fiber intake||Stabilize blood sugar|
|Improve heart health||Ease chronic fatigue||Boost mineral intake|
|Boost vitamin intake||Help with weight control||Improve colon health|
How do you make oatmeal tasty?
Oatmeal is a versatile ingredient that can be used for making so much more than your go-to morning meal. Try these tricks to make your oatmeal tasty:
|Add fresh or dried fruit||Use dry oats in yogurt||Top with dried coconut|
|Sprinkle with cinnamon||Mix in nuts||Add dark chocolate chips|
|Drizzle in honey or agave||Add maple syrup||Add nut butter|
Vegan Oatmeal Recipes
Oatmeal is a go-to ingredient for vegan recipes. Many of the easy oatmeal recipes below can be made vegan by swapping out meat and dairy ingredients for plant-based options.
Oats are easy to add to all kinds of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack dishes. These easy oatmeal recipes will change the way you look at this grain forever.
|Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies: These healthy morning treats are so deliciously filling, they're actually worth waking up for.||Cheese and Tomato Grits: You can use grits or oatmeal for this savory comfort food, and it can quickly be made in an Instant Pot.|
|Black Bean-Oat Burger: Vegan? Check. Full of flavor and texture? Check. Carnivore approved? You bet it is!||Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples with Maple Brown Butter: You won't believe how decadent this beginner-friendly dish tastes.|
|Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie: A few minutes of prep guarantees a healthy and filling breakfast is ready to go when you're rushing out the door in the morning.||Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Balls: This healthy pre- or post-workout snack takes minutes to make -- no baking required.|
|Savory Spanish Oatmeal Bowls: For a taste of the Mediterranean, all you need is oatmeal, chorizo, and red peppers.||Steel Cut Oats Risotto with Mushrooms and Chicken Sausage: Mushrooms and sausage elevate the humble oat in this dish.|
|Healthy Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins: Great for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat, you can easily sub in canned yams or canned pumpkin to cut down on cooking time.||Toasted Oat & Walnut Whisky Trifle (Cranachan): This adults-only concoction will end your evening on a high note -- just be sure to use a gentle touch with the alcohol!|