If you think oatmeal is limited to the classic breakfast bowl with all the fixings, think again! Hearty oats make a morning meal oh-so-tasty, nutritious and gluten-free. From pancakes and breakfast bars to smoothies and cookies, the possibilities are endless when it comes to incorporating oats into your daily routine. And, if you follow a gluten-free lifestyle, make sure the oats you buy are expressly labeled “gluten-free.”
1. Protein-Packed Overnight Oats | MyFitnessPal Original Recipes
Skip the eggs and bacon, and load up on protein with a comforting bowl of oatmeal. Nonfat milk and Greek yogurt add a protein boost to keep those midmorning hunger pangs at bay. For a tasty twist, try subbing the apples and walnuts for banana slices and toasted pecans. The topping possibilities are endless! Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 438; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 82mg; Carbohydrate: 58g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 23g; Protein: 21g
2. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal | MyFitnessPal Original Recipes
Enjoy the goodness of pumpkin pie without breaking the calorie bank! Pumpkin pie spice, pure vanilla, pumpkin purée and a drizzle of honey make a delicious breakfast packed with filling fiber to tackle even the busiest of mornings. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 289; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 231mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 13g
3. Banana Berry Oat Bars | MyFitnessPal Original Recipes
These decadent-looking oatmeal bars may seem like dessert, but they’re secretly a wholesome breakfast alternative. Lightly sweetened with ripe bananas and a touch of honey, this is a scrumptious morning treat that won’t leave you feeling weighed down. Feel free to use brown rice syrup instead of honey for a vegan-friendly option. Recipe makes 4 servings at 4 small bars each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 289; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 642mg; Carbohydrate: 62g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 26g; Protein: 6g
4. Baked Oatmeal Cups | MyFitnessPal Original Recipes
When it comes to the most important meal of the day, convenience is key. These portable oatmeal cups are super-versatile and perfect for on-the-go munching. Pair with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of nuts for a complete breakfast. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 muffin-size cup + 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt + 1/4 cup fresh berries each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 139; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 226; Sodium: 226mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 10g
5. No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls | Family Food on the Table
What could be better than a cookie that doubles as breakfast? Made with wholesome ingredients like dates, raisins, oats and cinnamon, these naturally sweetened bites will make you rethink your snacktime routine. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips or coconut flakes for added flavor. Recipe makes 10 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 63; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 18mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 1g
6. Baked Blueberry Oatmeal | Chew Out Loud
Why stand over the stove when you could be sleeping? The best part about this simple baked oatmeal is that you can whip it up the night before and have breakfast ready to go in the morning. Simply reheat it in the oven, and top with extra blueberries and a dollop of yogurt when you’re ready to chow down. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 252; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 43mg; Sodium: 682mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 8g
7. Bacon Oatmeal Fritters with Avocado | Heartbeet Kitchen
Take a savory trip down oatmeal lane with crispy, pan-seared bacon oatmeal fritters topped with creamy avocado. This satisfying, low sugar breakfast is so versatile you can even serve them at dinner with a side salad and slice of grilled chicken. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 203; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 211mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 6g
8. Homemade Oatmeal Breakfast Bars | Fork And Beans
Ultra hearty oatmeal bars help you take your morning meal on-the-go! The bars are made with wholesome ingredients like ripe bananas, chia seeds, brown sugar and walnuts. Bake a batch and stuff these bars into your purse or gym-bag for a convenient afternoon snack. Recipe nutrition calculated without chocolate drizzle. Recipe makes 9 bars.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 112mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 5g
9. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | The Wheatless Kitchen
Mixing in a scoop of pumpkin purée to this hearty hotcake batter adds a surge of flavor, fiber and vitamin A. They freeze wonderfully, so feel free to double the recipe to have pancakes ready to reheat in the toaster oven on busy mornings. For a tasty alternative, smear two pancakes with almond butter, sliced banana and cinnamon, then layer for a pancake sandwich! Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 pancakes each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 237; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 106mg; Sodium: 497mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 8g
10. Cranberry Pistachio Breakfast Squares | The Little Green Spoon
Say hello to your new favorite grab-and-go breakfast. Packed with wholesome goodies like roasted pistachios, oats, coconut oil and dried cranberries, these lightly sweetened breakfast squares are irresistibly chewy. Eat a couple whole, crumble them over Greek yogurt or layer with blueberries for a simple parfait. Recipe makes 12 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 170; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 25mg; Carbohydrate:19 g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 3g