Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? This gluten free, whole grain food is a fabulous addition to your diet. Eating oatmeal regularly is known to help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce heart disease. So far, so good, right? The only problem is that if you're anything like I used to be, the thought of oatmeal makes you groan. Gross! Oatmeal reminded me of gruel. Surely it was more like a punishment than something tasty. Other than oatmeal cookies, I didn't even know that there was such a thing as an oatmeal recipe!
That was before I started eating oatmeal with a little sass. Turns out there are a million ways to eat oatmeal - with fruit, without fruit, in smoothies, bakes, and of course...cookies. After changing up my boring bowl of oats for some of the recipes below, I'm proud to say that I actually look forward to my morning oatmeal. Why not give some of them a try. You may find that you enjoy National Oatmeal Month as much as I do!
Oatmeal in a Bowl
Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal From Scratch - Julie Blanner
Mason Jar Oatmeal - Refresh Restyle
Cherry Almond Oatmeal - Inspired by Charm
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats - This Mama's Life
Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie With Chia Seeds - DIY Candy
Peach Oatmeal Smoothie - Ella Claire Inspired
Take a look at some more breakfast smoothie recipes here!
Oatmeal Bakes and Bites
Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal - Tidy Mom
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites - Bright Green Door
Grab and Go Baked Oatmeal Muffins - Typically Simple
Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins - Kenarry
Oatmeal Sweet Treats
Oatmeal Scotchies No Bake Cookies - Shaken Together Life
M&M Chocolate Oatmeal Bars - Bitz N Giggles
Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Tips From a Typical Mom Blog
Bonus recipe: My favorite oatmeal recipe - then and now - is the $250 cookie recipe. Give it a shot. It's an urban myth and the Neiman Marcus Cafe never existed...but that cookie recipe might still be worth the money!
I am definitely going to try the Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ....sounds amazing! 🙂 Thank you for sharing. 🙂
I've never heard of an oatmeal smoothie. Thank you for all the great recipe suggestions.
While I'm not a fan of plain oatmeal, I love using oats in cookies or, my favorite, no-bake cookies. I make those a lot.
i am a huge fan of oatmeal. i want to try that oatmeal muffin recipe.
I can't wait to try the Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and M&M Chocolate Oatmeal Bars.
Some great recipes. I love to bake with oatmeal.
i really need to try these recipes asap.
Oh I love oatmeal. My mom always made it for me as a kid!
The Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies sound and look delicious! I must try those and by the way, they are healthy so maybe I can have more! 🙂
I did not know it was oatmeal month. I will have to try out some of these recipes.
I love oatmeal. I'm definitely going to try these recipe.
Mmm!! I LOVE oatmeal!! Especially in the winter and spring months!! Great healthy meal and gives amazing energy!
I love oatmeal I eat it 3 times a week or more. I didnt know January was national oatmeal month thanks for the info.
These all sound like great ideas.
Stacey A Smith
I love Oatmeal! thanks for the ideas.
I love the recipes. Oatmeal is very healthy.
Love using oatmeal.. esp grinding it into a flour to use in place of part of my flour in cookies! The apple cinnamon oats looked good!
The Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies look good!
Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods, so these all look really good!
I love oatmeal. i use it in recipes all the time. Thank you for more ideas.
Those oatmeal muffins look tasty!
I love oatmeal, my wife and I eat it for breakfast every morning. I have some go to recipes that we alternate between, but our favorite is similar to the recipe link you have posted for Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats by This Mama’s Life. I also make a twist on carrot cake, bananas foster and blueberry crumble.
I used to not like oatmeal but now that I know how to dress it up and bake with them, I really appreciate them. I'd love to explore more different recipes like these!