Nothing says cold winter morning like a warm bowl of oatmeal! It’s no coincidence that January is National Oatmeal month. However delicious it is for breakfast, oatmeal can be so much more than just a bowl of sustenance on a chilly day. We thought we’d introduce you to oatmeal’s range of goodness so we put together a list of our favorite oatmeal recipes for National Oatmeal Month.
Blueberry Heaven How about these beautiful blueberry-oatmeal crumble bars? Averie Cooks came up with these. You can eat them as a snack or for breakfast, but either way, they’re easy to make and easy to clean up — she uses one bowl! They’re like dessert, but you get all the calcium and potassium your body needs that you’d get from a plain bowl of oatmeal.
Double-Duty Recipe Here are two recipes rolled in one! Love Grows Wild came up with this recipe that combines all the warm deliciousness of oatmeal with the fruity, cinnamony goodness of banana bread. With an egg to keep the oats and banana together, it makes a close-to-perfectly-balance breakfast — all you need is a glass of milk for your calcium and you’re ready to conquer the world. Or at least a frigid day in January.
Easy-Peasy Protein If you’re good at planning and short on time, Mothering with Creativity whips up these no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars for afternoon snacks. They only require three ingredients and they’re so easy to make, you’re going to want to know what the catch is! The only catch is it’s a high-protein, whole grain snack you need to put on the menu as soon as possible.
Gluten-Free For a delicious sit-down breakfast, Ambitious Kitchen makes a great gluten-free version of oatmeal blueberry pancakes. Yogurt gives it protein rather than egg and banana makes it a hearty, nutrient-rich sweet breakfast treat.
Make Ahead Jeanette’s Healthy Living has mastered the art of making a healthy and tasty breakfast that’s easy to make ahead for busy mornings. She makes her oatmeal overnight with soy milk and chia seeds (lots of protein!) and tops it with fruit. She put together 20 fruit and oatmeal combinations — there’s one for just about anyone who wants a delicious breakfast that is good for you.
The Lakeside Collection has ideas and products to make everyday in January a little more pleasant for you. Whether you need fun recipes to enjoy oatmeal on a cold winter day or you’re looking for cozy throws to keep you warm on movie night, look to Lakeside for fun ideas and products at reasonable prices.