5 oatmeal recipes that will change breakfast forever

I love oatmeal. It’s a simple, diverse, and nutrient-dense base that you can be incorporate with an endless number of recipes.

You’re probably thinking right now:

“Oatmeal? I can’t really do oatmeal.”

And I don’t blame you. That’s usually the type of response that I receive when I ask others about oatmeal.

Look, I get it. Oatmeal on it’s own can definitely be a bit plain, boring, or meh. But maybe that’s because of the way they’re consumed.

How many different ways have you tried to make oats? Because I guarantee that the standard milk and brown sugar does not do oatmeal any justice.

So let’s take our plain grains and dress them up a bit!

Benefits of eating oatmeal

Before we jump right into all the recipes, let’s take a quick look at why we should pick oats in the first place!

I could go on all day listing out the awesome benefits that oatmeal has for your body, but there are already a ton of articles out there discussing oatmeal’s effect on your body. So I’ll leave that up to them.

But if you are curious, most of the benefits pretty much come down to the fact that oatmeal:

  1. is a nutrient dense food
  2. contains a ton of antioxidants
  3. and packs a ton of fiber

But what does that have to do with you?

Studies have been showing that Americans have been consuming greater amount of calories, but still end up being undernourished.

This is the result of consuming too many processed foods that pack in a ton of calories, but contain little to no nutrient value to them.

So start making a positive change for your body, by swapping your first, and soon to be most delicious, meal of the day!

Ultimate Oatmeal Recipes

If you can’t build lasting habits, then you can’t have lasting results.

That’s what I always tell my weight loss clients.

And it’s true. Our bodies are a reflection of the habits and behaviors that we choose on a regular basis.

So instead forcing yourself to eat foods that you hate, try putting a spin on recipes, and start enjoying foods that also fuel your body.

Learn to have some fun with it!

Overnight Oats

This is the first oatmeal recipe that I tried making. I wanted something quick and simple to save me time in the morning.

You can invest in a couple of containers for your dry ingredients and that’ll make it possible to throw this recipe together in less than 3 minutes.

Ingredients

IngredientsAmountkCal
Old Fashioned Oatmeal2/3 Cup204.7
Chia Seeds2 Tbsp117.6
Almond Milk1/2 Cup17.5
Nonfat Greek Yogurt2/3 Cup100
Frozen Blueberries1 Cup79.1
Total 518.9
IngredientsProtein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)
Old Fashioned Oatmeal7.13.637.5
Chia Seeds3.77.410.5
Almond Milk0.51.50.5
Nonfat Greek Yogurt1707
Frozen Blueberries0.7118.9
Total2913.574.4

Instructions

This recipe really doesn’t get more simple. That’s one of the reasons why I love it so much. You just add everything into a bowl and mix it up! If you enjoy softer oats, it helps to prepare this overnight or let it sit a bit longer.

I personally like them a bit tougher, so I’ll eat them right after they’re mixed!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oats

I can probably thank Reese’s for my love of anything peanut butter and chocolate, but nowadays, I try to stay away from highly processed and super sugary food – except for on occasions 😉

So I had a brilliant idea one day to throw peanut butter and dark chocolate chips into my oats and I loved what came out!

Ingredients

IngredientsAmountkCal
Old Fashioned Oatmeal2/3 Cup204.7
Chia Seeds2 Tbsp117.6
Vanilla Almond Milk1/2 Cup17.5
Peanut Butter2 Tbsp200
Chocolate Chips Extra Dark1/8 Cup112
Total 651.8
IngredientsProtein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)
Old Fashioned Oatmeal7.13.637.5
Chia Seeds3.77.410.5
Vanilla Almond Milk0.51.50.5
Peanut Butter8167
Chocolate Chips Extra Dark1.4711.2
Total20.735.566.7

Instructions

Just add ingredients together and mix!

Peach Cobbler Oats

This was the result of me practicing what I preach. I wanted to take something delicious and put a healthy spin on it! Although this peach cobbler doesn’t come with a scoop of ice cream on top, it’ll have you coming back for seconds!

Ingredients

IngredientsAmountkCal
Old Fashioned Oatmeal2/3 Cup204.7
Chia Seeds2 Tbsp117.6
Vanilla Almond Milk1/2 Cup17.5
Nonfat Greek Yogurt2/3 Cup100
Frozen Peach Slices1 Cup60
Total 499.8
IngredientsProtein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)
Old Fashioned Oatmeal7.13.637.5
Chia Seeds3.77.410.5
Vanilla Almond Milk0.51.50.5
Nonfat Greek Yogurt1707
Frozen Peach Slices1015
Total29.312.570.5

Stuff I like to add (optional)

  • Pumpkin Spice

Instructions

Just add ingredients together and mix!

Cheesy Oats

This is by far one of my favorite oat recipes of all time. I came up with it while vacationing in Hawaii – ya I’m the guy whose eating oatmeal on vacation.

Ingredients

IngredientsAmountkCal
Old Fashioned Oatmeal2/3 Cup204.7
Chicken Broth1 Cup5
Mild Cheddar1/2 Cup266
Frozen Broccoli1 Cup31
Total 506.7
IngredientsProtein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)
Old Fashioned Oatmeal7.13.637.5
Chicken Broth100
Mild Cheddar16.521.90.9
Frozen Broccoli2.60.36
Total27.225.844.4

Stuff I like to add (optional)

  • A variety of different cheeses
  • Fresh chopped chili peppers

Instructions

Toss oats, broccoli, and chicken broth into a bowl and microwave for around 3 minutes. Mix in the cheese after the oats are done heating. Stir to melt cheese.

Eggs & Oats

I used to always eat cold oats for breakfast, but when Winter came around, I had a bit of trouble stomaching a freezing cold bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. So I decided to whip up something hot!

This is a simple and savory recipe that you’ll love in the colder months.

Ingredients

IngredientsAmountkCal
Old Fashioned Oatmeal2/3 Cup204.7
Cooking Oil1/2 Tbsp59.5
Non-Fat Chicken, Beef, or Vegetable Broth1 Cup5
Whole Eggs2204
Egg Whites1/2 Cup58.5
Total 531.7
IngredientsProtein (g)Fat (g)Carbs (g)
Old Fashioned Oatmeal7.13.637.5
Cooking Oil06.80
Non-Fat Chicken, Beef, or Vegetable Broth100
Whole Eggs13.614.82.6
Egg Whites13.30.20.9
Total3525.441

Stuff I like to add (optional)

  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Fresh Chopped Chili Peppers
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes

Instructions

You can cook the eggs to your preference. I usually make mine sunny side up and add the egg whites in along with it. When I have a little more time, I’ll scramble the eggs and egg whites with some diced veggies.

The oatmeal can go straight into the microwave with the chicken broth for about 2 minutes.

Grab the eggs, once they’re cooked, and just mix it in with the oats!

Recommendations For Oatmeal Recipes

Here are some recommendations that I’ve learned while making oats.

  1. If you plan on making anything as overnight oats, I would recommend adding in the fruit and yogurt the day you plan on eating them. They tend to get a bit funky when you leave them sitting for too long with the other ingredients.
  2. Keep an eye out for the amount of added sugars in your Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a great way to load your recipe up with proteins, but can often come with way more sugars than necessary. I usually go by no more than 15 grams of total added sugars per day.
  3. These recipes are all about YOU. Don’t eat something that you can’t stand. If there are anything ingredients in these recipes that you feel like won’t please your taste buds, swap them out for ones that will!

Conclusion

So there you go. I hope that this article has helped open up your perspective on oatmeal a bit. If you have wrongly accused oats of sucking in the past, make sure you say sorry to them next time that you pass by in a grocery store.

And make sure, to give these recipes a shot. They’ll save you time, boost your nutrient consumption, and help you start your day off on the right foot! Let me know below what your favorite recipe is and which ones you plan on trying out, so that I can give you a virtual high five.

Last thing, if this post was helpful to you in any way, I would really appreciate it if you passed it on to anyone else who you think might benefit from it!

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