Oatmeal Is NOT Boring: These 18 Recipes Prove It
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Oatmeal Is NOT Boring: These 18 Recipes Prove It

Remember back in January when you had all the good intentions of eating uber healthy for the rest of the year? And remember when you totally ODed on oatmeal during that time? Well, you were doing it all wrong! Oatmeal is a blank canvas just waiting for you to paint it up with peaches, carrots and bacon… yes, bacon. So ready your spoons and bowls. We’re dishing out a hearty helping of flavor.

1. Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal: Flavorful and fiber-ful, this bowl of berries, bananas and nuts will get you out the door with a full belly in under six minutes! (via Iowa Girl Eats)

2. Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal: Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast… ohhhhh yeah. Okay, it’s probably not what you think it is. But it’s almost as good. Topped with greek yogurt, honey and fresh strawberries, this oatmeal is a titillating treat. (via The Oatmeal Artist)

3. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal: Real cream and real peaches perk up oats in this tasty bowl. It’s great for breakfast or as a snack. (via Cooking Classy)

4. Raspberry Almond Baked Oatmeal: A hearty breakfast that sticks with you whether you’re hitting the gym or hitting the keyboard. Oh, and those swirls of ooey gooey raspberries? That would be a delicious raspberry jam. Speaking of, if you find yourself in a time jam, don’t worry. You can prepare this oatmeal the night before! (via Completely Delicious)

5. Oatmeal Egg Bake with Bacon and Maple Syrup: Down-home breakfast staples shine in this baked goodness. It’s a sure-to-be crowd-pleaser. We mean… who doesn’t love bacon? (via Jules Food)

6. Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal: Delicious and nutritious, save this in your recipe repertoire for when peaches hit their peak. Oats + almonds = one power-boosting breakfast! (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

7. Steel Cut Oats With Ricotta, Pistachios and Raisins: Decadent and rich, this oatmeal is one to savor. Spend a morning with your favorite mug, filled to the brim with coffee and simply kick back, and enjoy. (via Food52)

8. Megan’s Morning Glory Oatmeal: “Rise and shine morning glory” is what you’ll be saying with a mouthful of this oatmeal, starring carrots, raisins, coconut milk and warming spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Be sure to soak your steel-cut oats overnight, otherwise you’ll be heading back to bed on an empty stomach. (via Cookie + Kate)

9. Irish Oatmeal With Hot Buttered Cinnamon Apples: You had us at hot buttered apples. YUM is all we have to say about that. (via An Edible Mosaic)

10. Honey Nut Oatmeal: Serve these oats to your honey for a sweet morning. Loaded with honey and healthy nuts, the first spoonful will have them going on and on about how t-oat-ally awesome you are. (via Family Feedbag)

11. Nutty Rhubarb Oatmeal: A quirky combo that fuels the soul. The tartness of rhubarb is mellowed by the warm vanilla-scented oats.(via Pastry Affair)

12. Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal With Chia: Funky and orange, pumpkin shows off its versatility in this creamy blend of oats. Go ahead and show this recipe off to your friends. (via The Lemon Bowl)

13. Namkeen Daliya Savory Breakfast Oatmeal: Start your morning off right with this cure-all Indian style porridge. The nutty oats, scent of cumin and vibrant veggies couldn’t get your morning off to a better start. (via Sinfully Spicy)

14. Cajun Spiced Oatmeal With Red Pepper, Black Beans + Spinach: Spice up your morning with this hearty bowl of oats. Brilliant flavor in each heaping spoonful will have you contemplating seconds. (Stop contemplating. Start eating.) (via The Oatmeal Artist)

15. Savory Oats With Egg: We call it, “breakfast fusion”: mixing in an over easy egg with your savory oats. (via Eighty Twenty)

16. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal: You’ll hardly blink at another soft, gooey cinnamon roll after spooning these sweet oats into your mouth. You may even want to lick the bowl… which we highly encourage. (via Mother Thyme)

17. Caramelized Banana Oatmeal: Who can say no to a little banana flambè at 7am? We know we wouldn’t! Just say yes, and indulge in caramelized, sweet stickiness. (via The Breakfast Drama Queen)

18. Rich Chocolate Oatmeal: Yes, we’ve hit the mother lode. Not even a five-year-old would say no to this bowl of oatmeal. Rich, chocolatey, velvety oats… and to make yourself feel a little bit healthier, go ahead and top it off with natural peanut butter and a big old banana. (via The Wannabe Chef)

Lend us your spoon, and let us know what oatmeal you’re dishing out for breakfast in the comments below!