Oatmeal is a delicious and nutritious meal that can be cooked in a variety of ways with lots of different flavors – both sweet AND savory! Oatmeal is a nutritious breakfast that is loaded with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. These 15 recipes will have your mouth-watering and bonus, some of them can even be prepped ahead to save you time on busy mornings.
1. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal
Brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal is a classic flavor combination that your family will love. This whole grain breakfast will be on the table in under ten minutes. All you need are old fashioned oats, water, milk, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Serve it with your favorite oatmeal toppings!
2. Healthy Baked Apple Oatmeal Bars
These tasty baked apple oatmeal bars can be made in advance and they can even be frozen for a busy morning. Made with old fashioned oats, and freshly diced apples these tasty bars are flavored with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. These bars come together quickly and the kids can even help!
3. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a hearty and filling breakfast, and since you make them ahead of time you can just grab them and go in the morning. Overnight oats are so simple to make and you can add a lot of different toppings to them to suit your tastes!
4. Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
This recipe for baked pumpkin pie oatmeal may seem like starting your day off with dessert, but there’s nothing wrong with that right? Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals so it’s a good thing to start your day with. Simply mix the ingredients together, top it with your brown sugar and pecans and bake!
5. Fruit Soaked Oatmeal
This fruit soaked oatmeal is a game changer for busy mornings and it’s SO easy to make. Simply make your oatmeal with water and whole milk, then mix in your favorite dried fruit combination and let it soak. When you are ready to enjoy it, the dried fruit will be plump, juicy, and delicious!
6. Coffee Overnight Oats
This tasty recipe combines a favorite breakfast recipe with the coffee we all need to get us going in the morning. Soak your oats in a mixture of coffee and milk overnight and sweeten it with maple syrup for a delicious breakfast you can make in advance.
7. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Cooking your steel cut oats in the instant pot isn’t really any faster, but it is completely hands off so you can go about getting your household ready for a busy day of school and work. Just put your ingredients in the instant pot, turn it on to cook, and when they are ready add the toppings of your choice!
8. Apple Pie Oatmeal
This apple pie oatmeal is sweet and delicious with fresh cut apples and it’s a hearty and delicious way to start your day. The flavors of cinnamon and all-spice combined with apples and maple syrup will have you thinking it’s dessert for breakfast!
9. Savory Oatmeal
Oatmeal doesn’t always have to have a sweet flavor. Savory oatmeal can be a welcome change to breakfast, you can even serve it up for lunch or dinner! This oatmeal is flavored with Miso, cheese, eggs, and caramelized onions. You are going to love this savory variation of a breakfast classic.
10. 3- Minute Healthy Oatmeal
Did you know that you can make a healthy and nutritious oatmeal without the use of milk? Well, you can simply use water, and your favorite fruits, with honey or maple syrup for sweetening to make your oatmeal. Don’t forget to add some of your favorite oatmeal toppings too!
11. Chocolate Baked Oatmeal With Cherries
Looking for a healthy and hearty breakfast recipe the whole family will love? Then this vegan baked chocolate cherry baked oatmeal recipe is for you. Perfect for special occasions or a Sunday morning brunch, the chocolate and cherry flavor combination will have everyone coming back for more!
12. Loaded Blueberry Oatmeal
You are going to love this blueberry oatmeal topped with ALL of the toppings. You are also going to love that you can make a big batch and have breakfast ready in the fridge for the entire week. Just pull one out when you are ready and enjoy!
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal for breakfast AND it’s healthy?!? Yes, please! This tasty oatmeal is sure to be a crowd pleaser in your home, and you know that everyone is starting their day with a filling and healthy breakfast that they love!
14. Berry Overnight Oats
Leaving your oats to soak overnight gives them a creamy, smooth texture and rich and gives the oats time to absorb all of the amazing flavors you have added to them. These berry overnight oats are flavored with peanut butter and jelly, a flavor combination you know is going to rock for breakfast and beyond!
15. Vegan Baked Oatmeal
If you think that you don’t enjoy oatmeal because of its texture, try a baked version instead. The end result is chewy, but soft, and packed with flavor. In just under 30 minutes this pleasing breakfast will be fresh out of the oven and ready to serve with your favorite toppings like fresh berries and nuts.