National Oatmeal Month: Our Favorite Oatmeal Recipes
Nothing says cold winter morning like a warm bowl of oatmeal! 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 Oatmeal Bars
You can eat these blueberry oatmeal bars as a snack or for breakfast, but either way, they’re easy to make and easy to clean up! 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.
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Melted
1 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Old-Fashioned Whole-Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Lights Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 Cups Blueberries
1/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
Step 1: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: First you will make the crust. Mix together your melted butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, and salt.
Step 3: Set aside 1 cup of your crust mixture to be used later. Pour the rest of it into a 8-inch square pan lined with aluminum foil. Make sure to smooth it down to create a flat layer.
Step 4: Next, you will make the blueberry layer. Mix together the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
Step 5: Pour the blueberry mixture on top of the crust mixture in the pan. Then pour the remaining 1 cup of crust mixture on top.
Step 6: Bake the bars for about 55 minutes. They should look golden on the top.
Step 7: Let them cool before cutting and eating!
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
This recipe 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.
2 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Mashed Banana
1 Large Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Melted)
1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
Step 1: Prep by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and spraying an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Step 2: Mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
Step 3: Set the oat mixture aside. In a separate bowl, pour in the milk, banana, egg, and vanilla. Whisk together. Then, gradually add in the melted butter while you stir.
Step 4: Pour the oat mixture into the milk mixture and stir. Then pour evenly into the baking dish.
Step 5: Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of the bars and let them cool before eating.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
These no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars are great for afternoon snacks and are quick to make. They only require three ingredients and they’re so easy to make, you’re going to want to know what the catch is! It’s a high-protein, whole grain snack you need to put on the menu as soon as possible.
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Honey
3 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
Step 1: Mix together peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Pour the oats into the bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.
Step 3: Evenly place the mixture into an 8-inch pan.
Step 4: Cover the pan with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. Once the bars are firm, they are ready to eat!
Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
For a delicious sit-down breakfast, check out this 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.
1 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
5.3 Ounces Blueberry or Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 Ripe Banana
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/3 Cup Blueberries (And Extra For Serving)
Step 1: In a blender, combine oats, baking powder, yogurt, banana, egg, and vanilla until you reach a smooth texture.
Step 2: Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken up.
Step 3: Over medium heat, pour the batter in 1/4 cup portions onto a skillet. Add blueberries on each one and cook until you see bubbles on the top. Then, flip them over and cook on the other side.
Step 4: Once they are golden brown, transfer to a plate and enjoy!
This oatmeal creation can be made overnight with soy milk and chia seeds (lots of protein!) and topped with fruit. There are many different fruit combinations you can do for this recipe. This recipe will make you 5 oatmeal jars, one for every day of the week!
2 1/2 Cups Quick Oatmeal
2 1/2 Cups Soy Milk or Almond Milk
5 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
5 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 1/4 Tablespoons Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups Fresh Fruit of Your Choice
5 Tablespoons Nuts of Your Choice
Step 1: Distribute 1/2 cup of oatmeal into 5 different mason jars.
Step 2: In each jar, pour in 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.
Step 3: Stir each of the jars, and then cover them and place them in the fridge.
Step 4: When you’re ready to eat, top them with the fruit and nuts of your choice!
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