Outstanding Oatmeal Recipes
It may be one of the most basic breakfast foods, but oatmeal can be spiced up in lots of ways—literally and figuratively. Serve it up savory, add it to skillet cookies, mix it with coconut milk, or try one of these other delicious takes on the ingredient.
Multicooker Chai-Spiced Oatmeal
The secret ingredients in this cozy bowl are cardamom, cloves, and ginger. Pair it with a chai tea latte for the ultimate good morning.
Recipe: Try our Multicooker Chai-Spiced Oatmeal
Apple Cider Oatmeal with Sautéed Apples
Taking the extra steps to sauté the apples and toast the pecans turns a boring bowl into something truly special. You'll crave this at all hours of the day!
Recipe: Try our Apple Cider Oatmeal with Sautéed Apples
Oatmeal with Poblanos, Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese
This bowl does triple duty. It's a hearty breakfast or brunch, an upgrade to your weekday lunch, or a delicious and savory breakfast for dinner. Roast your veggies on Sunday night for hearty, healthy meals all week long.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal with Poblanos, Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese
Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Some people only add raisins to their oatmeal cookies. Those people don't know what they're missing.
Recipe: Try our Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mushroom & Bacon Oatmeal
Waking up isn't so bad when you've got this creamy, mouth-watering breakfast to get you out of bed.
Recipe: Try our Mushroom & Bacon Oatmeal
Simple, delicious, and way better than the instant kind. You can't go wrong with the classic maple-cinnamon combo.
Recipe: Try our Maple-Raisin Oatmeal
Repurposing instant oatmeal packets into cookies (that you can eat for breakfast!) is a brilliant, time-saving hack. We like topping ours with jam, jelly, or preserves.
Recipe: Try our Breakfast Cookies
Chai-Spiced Oatmeal with Mango & Coconut
Apples and berries are tried-and-true oatmeal toppings, but you can also turn your bowl into a tropical paradise by using coconut milk and freshly sliced mangoes. Aloha!
Recipe: Try our Chai-Spiced Oatmeal with Mango & Coconut
Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookie Sandwiches
Whoopie for sweet frosting layered between crumbly, soft oatmeal cookies! The best part? You get to decide the frosting-to-cookie ratio.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookie Sandwiches
Oatmeal Pancakes with Peach Compote
Adding rolled oats to pancake batter makes flapjacks a bit more filling. Bonus: The compote uses frozen peaches, so you can whip this recipe up all year long.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal Pancakes with Peach Compote
Oatmeal-Raisin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
This recipe is basically like making your own granola bars, with just a little extra sugar. And butter. And frosting. Okay, fine, it's essentially just cookies. We'd still eat it for breakfast, though.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal-Raisin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Baked Oatmeal with Apricots & Cardamom
This gorgeous bowl takes oats one step further by popping them in the oven for half an hour. The result (when topped with almonds, honey, and yogurt) is a super-tender and delicious breakfast.
Recipe: Try our Baked Oatmeal with Apricots & Cardamom
Oats lend a chewy, thick texture to scones while baked apple pieces break things up with a soft, sweet surprise.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal-Apple Scones
PB&C Oatmeal Skillet Cookie
We don't play favorites, but this is probably the best thing you can make with a cast-iron skillet—especially when topped with toasted coconut and flaky sea salt.
Recipe: Try our PB&C Oatmeal Skillet Cookie
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies check all the boxes. They're stuffed with raisins and pecans, the icing has apple cider in it, and they're absolutely giant. What more could you want?
Recipe: Try our Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Quinoa mixed with oats makes an ultra-filling and nutritious start to the day—just top it with a dollop of mascarpone for some fun.
Recipe: Try our Oatmeal-Quinoa Bowl