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30+ Drool-Worthy Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

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Oatmeal is arguably one of the most underrated food items. It can be used in all types of cuisine and dressed up to be one hearty meal. But doesn’t quite get the notarity it deserves. 

As soon as temperatures start to drop, I am in! Nothing is better than a steaming bowl of oats on a cold morning! They have become one of my ultimate favorite protein-packed “go-to’s.” 

A hearty bowl of churched up oats can keep me full until lunch. This is always a win in my book, especially on crazy busy days where I know I will be running and unable to eat for a bit. 

Oatmeal is also a metabolism and energy-boosting powerhouse food. Plus, add in the fact that it is also super affordable. It’s a great way to eat healthy on a budget. I look at oatmeal as a blank canvas… Really the sky is the limit, with a little bit of oatmeal and some creativity. Overnight oats, smoothies, baked, cookies it really is quite impressive what you can cook up with oats!

I scoured the internet and asked some of my most talented blogging pals, and came up with over 30 incredible new and exciting ways for you to eat your oatmeal. So grab a bowl of oatmeal awesomeness and raise it high to toast this superfood!

Oatmeal Smoothies

Did you know that throwing oatmeal in your smoothie or protein shake is a thing? It’s so good and can add some needed nutritional goodness! The following smoothies have a little something extra. *oatmeal! ?

Oatmeal Smoothies and Shakes

1. Raspberry, Oatmeal, and Yogurt Smoothie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

2. Chocolate No Bake Cookie Protein Shake  From Andie Thueson 

3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake – From Andie Thueson

4. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie – From Thrifty Jinxy

Baked Oatmeal

I discovered baked oats awhile ago. Mind Blown! They make a good amount, and my kids love them! It’s an easy, hearty breakfast for the whole dang fam. These bakes oatmeal recipes are sure to impress! 

5 Delicious Baked Oatmeal


5. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – From Food Done Light

6. Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Raisins – From Homespun Sprout

7. Easy Baked Oatmeal – From Thrifty Recipes

8. Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal – From Food Done Light

9. Baked Banana Oatmeal – Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Crockpot Oatmeal

Now here we have the best of two world delicious oatmeal with the benefits of the divine slow cooker! This is another family favorite and an easy way to ensure your kiddos get an excellent hearty breakfast.


4 Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipes

10. Hot Chocolate Slow Cooker Oatmeal – Growing Up Gabel

11. Easy Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oats – From Thrifty Jinxy

12. Apple Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal – Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

13. Cherry Vanilla Slow Cooker Oatmeal – Growing Up Gabel

Overnight Oats

A new classic. I love how I can whip these up the night before and have them ready to go in the a.m. I am all about simplifying my life.

4 Overnight Oatmeal Recipes


14. Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats – Midwest Modern Mamma

15. How To Make Overnight Oatmeal (for us newbies) – Stockpiling Moms

16. Almond Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats – My Whole Food Life

17. Easy Overnight Oats – Feel Great in 8 (Easy non crockpot stove top way to do oats overnight!)

Outside the Box Ways to Eat Oats for Breakfast

It’s is amazing to me the ways you can use oats in new ways? Oatmeal pancakes, yes please! Oatmeal cupcakes, I’m in! 

18. Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cups – Persnickety Plates

19. Blender Oatmeal Pancakes – Andie Thueson 

20. Host an Oatmeal Bar – Me and My Insanity

Good Ol’ Fashioned Churched Up Oatmeal 

Getting tired of brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins? Here are some fun and clever ways to mix things up!7+ Churched Up Ways to Eat Oats


21. Peanut Butter Berry Oatmeal – My Mommy Style

22. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal (GF and Vegan!) Bakerita

23. 10 Minute Almond Joy Oatmeal – Two Healthy Kitchens

24. 10 Minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal – Two Healthy Kitchens

25. 10 Minute Apple Pie Oatmeal — Two Healthy Kitchens

26 -33. 7 Ways to Change Up Your Morning Oatmeal – One Lovely Life

34. Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats – Mommy Hates Cooking

Protein Packed Oats

My favorite way to eat oatmeal is by far loading my oats with as much protein as possible! Bring on that beautiful lean muscle mass.

2 Protein Packed Oats


35. Protein Packed Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal – Andie Thueson

36. Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice  Oatmeal – Andie Thueson 

37. Chocolate PB Banana Oatmeal – Andie Thueson

38. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal – Andie Thueson 

39. Peach Cobbler Oatmeal – Andie Thueson

40. Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal – Andie Thueson

Healthy Oatmeal for Dessert

Always keep your fork as they say, and indulge in these guilt free delicious ways to eat oatmeal

4 Oatmeal Goodies

41. No Bake After School Cookies – An Emerald City

42. No Bake Maple Walnut Energy Bites – Two Healthy Kitchens

43. 2 ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies– Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

44. Protein Chocolate  Backed Energy Bites – Andie Thueson 

Is your mouth watering?!?! Mine sure is! I’m so thankful for oats and the nutrition they provide me and my family! 

Did you see a tasty healthy oatmeal recipe that you are just itching to try??? Let me know which one is at the top of your list to try! 

Living your best life means eating delicious healthy good for you foods! 


  1. Thank you for sharing mine! I love this list, so many good ones to try!

    1. I love steel cut oats and your apple cinnamon recipe looks top notch!! I will have to try them for sure!!

  2. I had no idea January was National Oatmeal month! What a great list of recipes. Thanks for including mine.

    1. You had some awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing Christie!!

  3. Julie @ Girl on the Move says:

    I am slightly obsessed with oatmeal so I can’t wait to try out some of these versions!

    1. I know right! Great minds think alike! 🙂

  4. Tiffany Rudd says:

    Fantastic list!! Just pinned! Thanks for including me too! 🙂

  5. Rose Martine says:

    This recipe looks awesome!!! Since I don’t use grain flour, do you think almond or coconut flour would work well as a substitute? Thanks!

    1. I’m sure the swap will be great. I usually never run into a problem when swapping one for the other.

  6. katerina @ says:

    I love oatmeal, which means I will be trying most of these amazing recipes! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. This is such a fantastic, comprehensive list. I always look for oatmeal recipes and this list will be the perfect reference. Thank you for taking the time to put it together.

  8. LAUREN KELLY says:

    I’m with you, oatmeal is so underrated! I just bookmarked this collection,I want to make them all!

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