13 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes


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Are you looking for some new oatmeal recipes to help warm and fill you up on these cold winter mornings? We've rounded up a variety of healthy oatmeal recipes for you to try.
Coach Dean's Blue Oatmeal Recipe

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Stepfanie's Oatmeal Mix
Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

L.R. Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Brown Cinnamon Oatmeal

Orange Cranberry Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Hot & Fruity Oatmeal

Which of these recipes will you be trying? What is your favorite oatmeal recipe?

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  • 32
    I quit eating cereal, including oatmeal for breakfast. I do add oatmeal to my fruit smoothie sometimes. - 1/18/2011   6:12:21 PM
  • 31
    I just like plain oatmeal when I have it. - 1/18/2011   4:13:38 PM
  • 30
    Fun ideas! I'm never really sure what to do with oatmeal, so I will probably be trying some of these. I also love Zorbs' idea of savory oatmeal - YUM! - 1/18/2011   2:33:52 PM
  • 29
    Ooh, the peanut butter banana sounds like a good addition. For us, the problem with oatmeal is its lack of staying power, so pb should help a lot.
    Zorbs13, thanks for the savory oatmeal recipe. Very interesting. - 1/18/2011   2:30:59 PM
  • 28
    Peanut butter in oatmeal is amazing! - 1/18/2011   2:28:48 PM
  • 27
    Don't think I would like cold oatmeal. Part of what makes oatmeal great is that it's warm. Feels so good when it's chilly out. - 1/18/2011   2:27:52 PM
  • 26
    My favorite is to use my kettle to heat up the water. While it's doing it's thing, I'm putting rolled oats in a bowl with bananas, walnuts, and raisins. It whistles, I pour the water over and in a few minutes....voila....super yummy breakfast! - 1/18/2011   2:20:56 PM
  • GEMINI1412
    Cold oatmeal is really good. You make it the night before. Get a small covered dish (Tupperware or whatever). Ĺ cup generic cheapie oats (not instant), Ĺ cup milk, plus your choice of sweetener.. Let the oats steep in the milk overnight in the fridge. In the AM add your fruit or whatever.. Sometimes when Iím using dried fruits I put it in the with the oats the night before.

    It tastes the same as hot oatmeal. But itís cold. Itís good. I promise.

    - 1/18/2011   2:17:48 PM
  • 24
    I just made Coach Deans Blue oatmeal. I never use oatmeal I use organic oat bran, I only need 1/4 cup . The cocoa was a great idea. The milled flax seed I was told to add afterwards due to its losing nutritional vale from heating. I did it 2 minutes in the microwave then added the blueberries plus flax seed and 1/4 cup cottage cheese for extra protein. Very good. - 1/18/2011   1:49:16 PM
  • 23
    one of my favorite things is to use instant oats with skim milk and add a half serving of Carnation Instant Breakfast chocolate flavor...it blends really well and like a multivitamin in a meal altogether - 1/18/2011   1:01:24 PM
  • 22
    I love my oatmeal with 1/3 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries and 1 tsp of Brown Sugar substitute. I am definitely going to give the banana PB recipe a try. - 1/18/2011   11:20:23 AM
  • 21
    Thanks for all the recipes and ideas. My friends have been trying to get me to try oatmeal, now with all these recipes I have no reason not to. - 1/18/2011   11:16:54 AM
  • 20
    It was really funny that when I logged onto SP today I seen this blog on oatmeal. I was just eating oatmeal and was playing around with some spices to make it more appealing. I added cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to mine this morning and I thought as I was eating the only thing missing was a little pumpkin then I seen the receipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal...great minds think alike :) - 1/18/2011   11:01:59 AM
  • 19
    For breakfast or a treat - I love to add about 1/2 c. frozen raspberries and stir in a tbsp of dark chocolate chips. - 1/18/2011   10:50:06 AM
  • 18
    My fave is Irish oatmeal (the whole oats) cooked with water, diced apple, and cinnamon - add a few almonds to the cooked oatmeal - YUM! - 1/18/2011   10:21:03 AM
  • 17
    Oatmeal creme brulee...sounds yummy - 1/18/2011   10:09:11 AM
    Yum, pumpkin spiced oatmeal. Now that sounds interesting. - 1/18/2011   10:05:26 AM
  • 15
    I make Coach Dean's Blue oatmeal all the time! Yummy! - 1/18/2011   9:53:50 AM
  • 14
    I think I'll try the Orange cranberry, I love fruits mixed with oatmeal, and the calories are low! - 1/18/2011   9:34:05 AM
  • 13
    I am newly in love with Better Oats, 'cause they microwave in 2 minutes with NO spatter! And taste good, too. - 1/18/2011   9:24:03 AM
  • KRAZY84
    I found Active lifestyle Maple Brown Sugar and Pecan that I'm into now. Never really liked oatmeal before but am starting to get into it. - 1/18/2011   9:19:05 AM
  • 11
    I love the pumpkin recipe, I'll be trying that minus the sugar. As a note to that one, a lot of vanilla extracts contain corn syrup, even the "pure" ones, so check labels!!

    My favorite so far is simple old fashioned oats, a small can of mandarin oranges, and chopped up walnuts. Awesome!!

    Also, quick cook oatmeal doesn't have nearly the amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals as old fashioned oats and steel cut oats and it's not all that much faster to cook either. - 1/18/2011   9:08:51 AM
    Great recipes -- can't wait to try them. I've been looking for more creative ways to incorporate oatmeal into my day. Thanks! - 1/18/2011   8:53:25 AM
  • 9
    My favorite way to eat oatmeal is to cook the regular oatmeal in a microwave with 1/2 cup frozen blueberries if fresh aren't in season. Otherwise cook the oatmeal an add fresh when done. Instead of milk I stir in a container or Dannon Lite & Fit blueberry or vanilla yogurt. So yummy and creamy. I don't need any other sweetener with the yogurt. 150 calories for the 1/2 cup oatmeal (before cooking), 40 calories for the blueberries and 80 for the yogurt. - 1/18/2011   8:15:15 AM
    I just finished eating my Agave Oatmeal w/ Dates & Apples....except I substituted pomegranate flavored Craisins for the dates. Yumm-O!!!!!

    - 1/18/2011   8:06:23 AM
  • 7
    I'm eating Scottish Oatmeal with canned pumpkin, egg beaters and cinnamon as I'm reading this. Can't wait to try some of these recipes!! - 1/18/2011   7:54:41 AM
  • 6
    I'll stick with my oatmeal - cooked with about 2 T homemade applesauce (apples and cinnamon) and a large pinch of golden raisins. I cook it the night before and put it in a microwave safe dish. While I'm exercising I heat it, then add a half cup plain Greek yogurt and top with cinnamon and sugar (heavy on the cinnamon). - 1/18/2011   7:39:19 AM
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    I will DEFINITELY be trying the Banana PB, and the Pumpkin Spice. So easy, and flavors I adore! Thanks! - 1/18/2011   7:33:20 AM
  • 4
    I love fruit ,nuts and cinnamon in my oatmeal. - 1/18/2011   6:58:21 AM
  • 3
    My favorite is pumpkin and flaxseed in a 16 grain Bob's Mill Hot Cereal with just a touch of brown sugar or honey. - 1/18/2011   6:53:05 AM
  • 2
    Peanut butter - banana oatmeal is on my breakfast rotation.

    But I agree with Zorbs that savory oats are great.

    I make them with sauteed onion with chicken stock instead of water.

    A quick and very hearty lunch "stew." - 1/18/2011   6:28:47 AM
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    what? no savoury oatmeal? Think outside the box, oatmeal does NOT have to be sweet all the time!

    - 1/18/2011   6:24:01 AM

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