Are you wondering what to do with oatmeal? Check out my easy oatmeal recipes for breakfast. Recipes include berries, nut butter and more!
Once upon a time, you would have NEVER caught me eating oatmeal. I remember having so many bad experiences with it as a child. I concluded that oatmeal was a warm bowl of soggy goo and I decided to steer clear from it.
Fast forward to a few years ago when I crossed paths with oats again. It was the start of my health and fitness journey and I was learning about different breakfast options and I kept coming across oats so I knew I had to find a way to add them to my diet.
I discovered that oats have so many health benefits and are very nutritious. The scientific name for oats is Avena sativa. They are a gluten-free grain, high in vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, studies have shown that oats are good for weight loss and lowering blood sugar levels.
After learning all the benefits I decided to get busy and create different recipes that I could enjoy! Initially, I started adding different healthy toppings to my bowl to make them more interesting. Some healthy toppings include:
- Fruits (berries, apple chunks, bananas, pears, apricots, figs etc)
- Seeds (pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds)
- Sugar and palm oil free nut butters (cashew butter, peanut butter and almond butter)
- Yogurt (Greek yogurt or dairy free yogurt)
- Organic dark chocolate and much more
NB: Avoid dried fruits as they are very high in sugar and calories. They are also known to cause problems when they are eaten in high quantities.
Despite what most people think oats are very versatile and can be used to make lots of different meals. For example, you can make oat pancakes, oat bars and oat smoothies!
Check out the list below and upgrade your oats with these easy oatmeal recipes!
Easy Oatmeal Recipes for Breakfast
Overnight Oats and Berries Recipe
This overnight oats and berries recipe is so easy to make and super adaptable. We added berries, granola, yogurt, chia seeds and honey to this jar.
How to Make Chocolate Porridge
How to make chocolate porridge and upgrade your breakfast! This bowl includes oatmeal, peanut butter, bananas and more.
Banana Oats Smoothie Recipe
Start your day with this delicious, healthy breakfast banana oats smoothie recipe. It can be made in under 5 minutes and is great if you’re on the go!
No-Bake Strawberry Oat Bars
Delicious, sweet no-bake strawberry oat bars with fresh berries and white chocolate is a tasty plant-based breakfast or snack to take on the go.
Vanilla Kiwi Breakfast Smoothie
This vanilla kiwi breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! We made it in a mason jar so you can eat it on the go as well!
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
A delicious strawberry oatmeal smoothie recipe – the perfect way to start the day! I added strawberries to my oatmeal and it tasted amazing!
Healthy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Make delicious, healthy no-bake chocolate oatmeal bars for a nutritious breakfast or snack that’s rich in chocolaty flavor, along with walnuts, peanut butter and hearty oats.
Mixed Berries & Oats Breakfast Bowl
This mixed berries & oats breakfast bowl is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It tastes amazing and always puts a big smile on my face.
Mango Vs Apple Pie Overnight Oats Breakfast Prep
This mango vs apple pie overnight oats breakfasts prep is the perfect way to start your morning!
Chocolate Oat Smoothie in a Jar
A delicious, thick, creamy, sugar-free Chocolate Oat Smoothie in a jar includes strawberries, unrefined cocoa powder, soy milk, and prunes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Oats Jar
I’m back with another delicious oats jar! If I could eat this chocolate peanut butter jelly oats jar every morning I would and really there is no reason not to!
Easy Overnight Oats Breakfast Jars
Easy overnight oats breakfast jars! Overnight oat jars are great if you’re on the go and don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the mornings.
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