March 17, 2020
Oats are a great thing to keep stocked in your pantry because of their versatility. Sure, it starts with oatmeal, but there are so many more delicious recipes you can make using oats as the main ingredient.
Read this post for the best recipes and ideas for the whole family.
Savory Oat Recipes
Recipe: Savory Oatmeal with Bacon & Eggs
The ultimate breakfast-for-dinner recipe, oats piled high with bacon and cheese you’ll want this one all day every day!
Recipe: Roasted Veggie and Oats Bowl
Breakfast for dinner meets sheet pan night with this roasted veggies and savory oats bowl recipe. The oats are creamy, cheesy, and savory; making it a great new way to enjoy oatmeal!
Sweet Recipes Using Oats
Recipe: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This hearty breakfast bake comes together quickly and is the perfect satisfying breakfast for a busy morning. The fresh berries add that fresh fruity flavor and a hint of sweetness we all love.
Recipe: Banana Overnight Oats
This recipe combines several pantry staples into one delicious recipe. Oats, almond butter, honey and fruit mix together for one amazing breakfast.
Recipe: No-Cook Oatmeal with Berries
This breakfast practically cooks itself! Quick, delicious and zero cooking required!
Recipe: Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
These cookies come straight from my lunch recipe cookbook and they’re the perfect snack or breakfast cookie. Plus, they’re easily modified to make a gluten-free version.
Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies
These healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter breakfast cookies are going to be your new best friend for busy mornings or whenever you need a warm chewy pick me up.
Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
These cookies have no added sugars, they’re naturally gluten-free and they come together quick & easy in just one bowl. A true breakfast win.
Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Oat Muffins
Having muffin lovers in my house keeps me on my toes when it comes to baking a variety of muffins, and these strawberry yogurt muffins are the type my family asks me to repeat.
Recipe: Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Is it possible that muffins can be both delicious and healthy? These Banana Oatmeal Muffins prove it!
Recipe: Pantry Granola
Make this simple homemade granola recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. This makes a great cereal, snack or topping for yogurt!
Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites
This recipe is a healthy snack that tastes like dessert. Plus, you don’t even have to bake these bite-size treats.
Recipe: Bananas Foster Overnight Oats
Yes, this breakfast recipe tastes just like the amazing New Orleans dessert, bananas foster! Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one.
Recipe: Banana Split Oatmeal Bar
When everyone wants their own thing, build an oatmeal bar! Start with your basic base, and then grab the toppings listed in this post so that each family member can make it their own.
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
This sweet drink is dairy-free, good for you and outrageously delicious!
Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Shake
This “shake” is lightly sweetened with bananas and chocolate chips and an amazing drink your kids just might ask for every day.
Recipes Using Oat Flour
You can easily use the oats you just purchased to make your own oat flour in a matter of minutes. Once you have your flour, you can try one of these recipes to use it.
Recipe: Applesauce Bread
A quick, comforting treat you can whip up with basic pantry staples. It’s super moist and great a breakfast or packed into lunches.
Recipe: Cheddar Apple Sausage Muffins
Try this savory breakfast muffin for a change. Loaded with sausage, chopped apple, and cheese, it’s an incredible breakfast you can enjoy on the go.
Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins
Super moist lemon poppy seed muffins with zucchini are healthier than the coffee shops and just as tasty!
With a pantry full of oats, and these ideas, you can try a new recipe every day!
Recipes with Oats
- In a medium bowl, mix the oats, coconut flakes, flax seed, mini chocolate chips, if using, and raisins.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into the oat mix, until thoroughly incorporated. Let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll it into balls. Store in an airtight container or lunchbox, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- The peanut or non-nut butter you use will make a difference in how well these stick together. If they are not holding together well, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more peanut butter. My creamy peanut butter holds these just fine with ½ cup.
- You can use quick oats for this recipe, however, you might need to adjust the quantity since the mixture might be a tad sticky. If so, add more oats.