Tasty recipes that offer long-lasting energy.
Oatmeal always ranks high on our list of healthy breakfasts, but it’s so much more than that! In addition to being nutritious, this popular breakfast food will keep you full, focused, and energized until lunchtime. While basic oatmeal is never a bad choice, there’s no harm in adding additional healthy ingredients and flavor combinations. Our 14 best oatmeal recipes are loaded with everything you need (and want) to have a healthy and delicious start to your morning!
What Makes Oatmeal So Healthy?
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains you can eat! It’s rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Fiber is essential, not only for a healthy digestive system but also to keep you full for hours. Eating foods rich in this nutrient is also a great way to stave off hunger and cravings.
B vitamins are one of the most prevalent vitamins found in oatmeal. They are responsible for converting food into energy, as well as ensuring healthy blood, skin, and brain cell function.
Oatmeal is a fantastic source of several different minerals, too. Some of the most abundant include phosphorus, manganese, thiamine, and zinc. These minerals contribute to healthy bones, blood, and muscles (including the heart).
An Easy Breakfast Solution
We’ve made it pretty clear how nutritious an oat-based breakfast can be but have we mentioned how easy it can make your mornings? Many breakfasts that involve oats are just as good when prepared ahead of time as they are when made the morning of. In other words, this ingredient keeps very well, and that’s a win for us meal-preppers!
The 14 Best Oatmeal Recipes for Breakfast
Now that we know how satisfying and nutritious oatmeal is, let’s talk about ways to make it even more incredible. Since oatmeal is one of our favorite breakfasts, we have plenty of different options to choose from!
1. Clean Eating Refrigerator Oatmeal
We’re kicking the list off with our most popular oatmeal recipe. This recipe requires NO cook time! Simply assemble the ingredients in a container, stick it in the fridge overnight, and wake up to a yummy and nutritious, ready-to-eat breakfast!
Here’s the recipe: Clean Eating Refrigerator Oatmeal
2. Flourless Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
These blueberry oatmeal muffins may be flourless, but they’re definitely not flavorless! This recipe makes getting a healthy, on-the-go breakfast, easier and yummier than ever!
3. Berry Overnight Oats
Not only are overnight oats recipes super simple to make, but they’re also filling and delicious! This creamy recipe combines filling ingredients like oats, chia seeds, and almond milk with flavorful ingredients like berries, honey, and cinnamon. The result is a scrumptious breakfast that will provide you with energy for hours.
Here’s the recipe: Berry Overnight Oats
4. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Peanut butter and banana make one of our favorite flavor combinations, so it’s no surprise that this overnight oats recipe is a super popular one. We recommend this breakfast on super busy days where you may not be able to eat lunch for a while.
5. Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
Our triple berry baked oatmeal is almost too pretty to eat– almost being the keyword. In addition to being good for your health, this recipe is bursting with your favorite berry flavors!
Here’s the recipe: Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
6. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
The refrigerator isn’t the only kitchen appliance that can create a delicious overnight breakfast! Utilizing the slow cooker– to make this comforting apple cinnamon oatmeal– is a great way to get a hot and easy breakfast!
7. Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal
The flavors in this recipe are reminiscent of freshly baked banana bread! If you’re preparing breakfast for multiple people, this crowd-pleaser is an excellent option (just be sure to double– or triple– the recipe!)
Here’s the recipe: Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal
8. Slow Cooker Creamy Almond Oatmeal
Here’s another easy slow cooker recipe for you! This one keeps things a bit more basic, requiring just 6 ingredients, but don’t let that fool you! It’s still full of creamy, almond flavor.
9. French Toast Overnight Oats
Get the best of both worlds with this decadent oatmeal recipe! French toast flavors abound in this healthy overnight oats recipe, thanks to ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
Here’s the recipe: French Toast Overnight Oats
10. Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait
Frozen, blended bananas and strawberries team up with creamy, almond-rich oats in this dreamy pink parfait. It’s sweet, filling, and loaded with nutrients!
11. Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Our favorite combination of ingredients strikes again– this time in a casserole dish! This baked oatmeal recipe is bursting with nutty, banana-rich flavors. Serve this one up to the family on Sunday morning or enjoy it as a healthy breakfast all week long.
Here’s the recipe: Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
12. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal
Crisp autumn air calls for comforting flavors! Fall spices, dark chocolate, and pumpkin puree create a sweet breakfast that is sure to satisfy your greatest comfort food cravings. This tasty recipe will warm you right up, too!
Try it: Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal
13. Overnight Peaches and Cream Oats
On the flip side, this overnight peaches and cream oats recipe is the perfect choice for spring and summer. Not only is it overflowing with fruity flavors, but it’s also light, cool, and refreshing on the warmest of mornings.
Here’s the recipe: Overnight Peaches and Cream Oats
14. High Protein Overnight Oats
This is one of our newer recipes, but it has been a real hit! The high protein content probably has something to do with it, but so does how tasty it is! Ingredients like Greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, banana, peanuts, and chocolate chips make this one a definite winner in our books.
Try it: High Protein Overnight Oats
There you have it, the 14 best oatmeal recipes for a healthy start to your morning! Which one of them are you most looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comment section!
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