Creative Oatmeal Recipes

Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? This hearty, delicious, and very healthy and filling food has a whole month dedicated to it! The great thing about oatmeal is that it doesn’t have to be boring and plain, even though the traditional way of adding milk and brown sugar is great on its own. You can add so many different flavors and toppings to create a one of a kind dish that’s perfect for you. So to celebrate National Oatmeal Month, we’ve rounded up some very creative and clever oatmeal recipes that put a spin on this classic dish!

 

cookie dough
Photo Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oatmeal. Now here’s an oatmeal recipe I promise your kids will love! Chocolate chip cookie dough oatmeal courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie. Pretty sure it’s even better than cookie dough ice cream, and somewhat healthier too!

banana pb
Photo Source: Oh She Glows

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal. Everyone knows Elvis loved the banana peanut butter combo so he would probably approve of this peanut butter banana oatmeal recipe from Oh She Glows. Smooth, nutty, fruity, warm and delicious!

pumpkin
Photo Source: Spark Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. This recipe from Spark Recipes is perfect when you’re missing Thanksgiving and fall! Pumpkin is always a great comfort food and what better way to serve it up than in oatmeal!

baked oatmeal
Photo Source: Lottie And Doot

Baked Oatmeal. My husband does not cook, except when it comes to baked oatmeal. He has been making me baked oatmeal from the time we got married five years ago and there’s nothing quite like it! This recipe from Lottie And Doof shows you how to make fresh out of the oven baked oatmeal.

mint chip
Photo Source: xtinaluvspink

Mint Chip Oatmeal. Here’s a crazy unique idea for oatmeal from xtinaluvspink. Overnight mint chocolate chip oatmeal that’s actually green!

cranberry orange
Photo Source: Jennifer’s Kitchen

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal. Here’s a fruity take on oatmeal from Jennifer’s Kitchen that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Fresh fruit is always a great way to add something delicious to any food.

chocolate chip
Photo Source: Babble

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal. Simple, classic, but delicious, that’s what this recipe from Babble is. A bit of cinnamon, drop of vanilla, and a scoop of chocolate chips turns your ordinary oats into something chocolately and yummy.

vanilla bean
Photo Source: Skinny Weighs

Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Bake. This idea from Skinny Weighs is a fairly healthy oatmeal recipe that is easy to make and works fabulously for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

 

Photo Source: The Oatmeal Artist
Photo Source: The Oatmeal Artist

Candy Cane Cookie Dough Oatmeal. I bet you’ve got lots of leftover candy canes in your house from Christmas, so what better way to put them to good use than in this candy cane cookie dough oatmeal from The Oatmeal Artist? Crushed pieces of candy canes and a handful of chocolate chips on top of a good ol’ cup of oats? Yes please!pbj

Photo Source: A Wisk And Two Wands

Peanut Butter And Jelly Oatmeal. If your kids can’t get enough of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then try making peanut butter and jelly oatmeal next! This recipe from A Whisk And Two Wands is a fun twist on breakfast that is still healthy and a great start to your or your child’s day!

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