Looking for ways to step-up your oatmeal game? Enjoy it straight up in a bowl with all the fixings, mixed in tasty smoothie or baked into scrumptious breakfast cookies. You can also go the savory route by swapping it out for rice or using it in meat dishes. This versatile whole grain lends itself to a variety of recipes while providing a hefty dose of heart-healthy fiber, energizing B vitamins and antioxidants galore.
1. COCONUT CREAM PIE OVERNIGHT OATS | EAT. DRINK. LOVE.
Waking up to a ready-to-go bowl of creamy, dreamy oats in the fridge is a foolproof way to start your day off right! Luscious coconut milk and coconut-flavored Greek yogurt are mixed into rolled oats and topped with shredded coconut for the ultimate coconut dessert breakfast. We can’t guarantee you won’t go coconuts for this recipe! Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 270; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 107mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 9g
2. OATMEAL CINNAMON RAISIN SMOOTHIE | HUMMUSAPIEN
Ditch the spoon and sip your oatmeal breakfast through a straw! Warming cinnamon, frozen banana, creamy soy milk and raisins are blended until smooth for a protein-rich breakfast. Try adding a handful of spinach or kale for extra vitamins. Nutrition information calculated without protein powder. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories:287; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 73mg; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 33g; Protein: 10g
3. CHIA OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIES | EATING BIRD FOOD
Cookies for breakfast? Why, yes! These chia oatmeal cookies are packed with hearty and healthy ingredients that keep you feeling full all morning. They’re also made without any added sugar, dairy or eggs. Make a batch and keep them for handy snacks. Recipe makes 15 servings at 1 cookie each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 77; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 1g
4. POMEGRANATE OATMEAL SNACK CUPS | FIT FOODIE FINDS
Want to take your oatmeal on the go? These baked pomegranate oatmeal snack cups are lightly sweetened with ripe bananas and 100% pomegranate juice. Spread your favorite nut butter on top and munch on these as a snack. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 snack cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 200; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 71mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 6g
5. SAVORY OATMEAL WITH PROSCIUTTO, CHEDDAR & EGG | THE WANDERING EATER
Transform this breakfast staple into dinner-worthy by giving it a cheesy twist. Then, top with crispy prosciutto and a poached egg for a satisfying meal. The recipe calls for a cheddar cheese, but you can sub any cheese that melts. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 357; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 34mg; Sodium: 934mg; Total Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 22g
6. KIMCHI FRIED EGG OATMEAL | MANGO TOMATO
Korean flavors bring a spicy, savory twist to the traditional breakfast grain. Topped with a runny egg, green scallions and sesame seeds, this hearty, warm bowl is irresistible. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 299; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 184mg; Sodium: 120mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 15g
7. TURKEY OATMEAL MEATBALLS | BACON EGG CHEESECAKE
Lean ground turkey and oats set these marvelously simple meatballs apart from the rest. You’d never know there is a half-cup of whole grain goodness hiding in there! Serve over spaghetti squash with a simple pesto or whole wheat noodles with marinara and a sprinkle of fresh parmesan. Recipe makes 8 servings at 3 meatballs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 257; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 69mg; Sodium: 181mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 18g
8. SPICY GLAZED MEATLOAF | CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE
Warning — this is not your mother’s meatloaf! The spicy homemade glaze will have everyone begging for seconds. This nutritious twist on the classic loaf uses lean sirloin and whole grain oats as a binder rather than refined breadcrumbs. Serve with rosemary roasted potatoes or a mixed green salad. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 267; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g; Cholesterol: 114mg; Sodium: 385mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 33g