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
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!