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Oatmeal Recipes to Wake Up Your Breakfast

  • Janetha at

    PBJ Protein Oats


    1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

    2/3 cup water

    1 serving vanilla protein powder

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

    1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

    1 tablespoon natural jam or jelly


    1. Combine oats and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

    2. Reduce heat and let oatmeal simmer until 90% of the water is absorbed.

    3. Remove from heat and whisk in protein powder and vanilla.

    4. Pour oatmeal into a bowl and top with peanut butter and jelly/jam.

    From Janetha at Meals and Moves

  • Anne at

    Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

    1/2 cup skim milk

    1 ripe banana, sliced

    2 dashes cinnamon

    1/4 cup pureed canned pumpkin

    1 dash ground cloves

    1 dash ground nutmeg

    Handful frozen blueberries (optional)


    1. Put the oats, milk, sliced banana, and cinnamon into a small pot on the stove.

    2. Stir continuously over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture gets thick and creamy (and starts bubbling). Stir in the frozen blueberries now, if you like.

    3. Turn down heat to medium low and add the canned pumpkin and a dash each of ground cloves and ground nutmeg.

    4. Serve hot and enjoy!

    From Anne of fANNEtastic Food

  • Averie at

    Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes


    1 ripe banana, mashed

    1/2 cup dry oats

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

    Dash of vanilla extract (optional)

    1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

    1 tablespoon coconut flakes (optional)

    2 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional, for a chocolate banana cake)


    1. Mash the banana.

    2. Add everything else except the blueberries and stir.

    3. Gently fold in the blueberries.

    4. Spray a clean bowl with cooking spray and put the batter in it.

    5. Microwave for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes.

    6. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

    From Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga

  • Courtney at

    Pumpkin Oats with Maple Syrup & Granola


    2/3 cup water

    1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

    1/3 cup oats

    2 teaspoons chia seeds

    Dash of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/2 mashed banana

    1/3 cup pumpkin

    2 tablespoons granola

    1 teaspoon maple syrup


    1. Bring water, milk, oats, chia seeds, spices, and vanilla extract to a boil.

    2. Reduce heat, add banana and whip into oats. Cover and simmer on low, about 4-5 minutes.

    3. Stir in pumpkin. Top with granola and maple syrup.

    From Courtney of Sweet Tooth Sweet Life

  • Katherine at

    Chocolate Latte Oatmeal


    One packet instant oatmeal

    1 tablespoon chocolate granola

    1 teaspoon peanut butter

    1 tablespoon toasted almonds

    1 teaspoon coconut flakes

    2 tablespoons brewed coffee


    1. Prepare oatmeal as directed.

    2. Stir in granola, peanut butter, almonds, and coconut flakes.

    3. Add coffee and enjoy.

    From Katherine at Kath Eats Real Food

  • Kristin at

    Raspberry Cheesecake Oatmeal


    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

    1/2 cup water, unsweetened almond milk, or skim milk

    1/2 mashed medium banana

    Splash of vanilla

    2 tablespoons cream cheese (softened for 5 second in microwave)

    1 teaspoon powdered sugar (more or less to taste)

    Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)

    1 tablespoon raspberry preserves


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine oats, water or milk, banana, and vanilla and pour into nonstick sprayed baking dish.

    2. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. Put into plastic bag, snip off one end and squeeze into two horizontal lines on top of oatmeal. Put raspberry preserves in another plastic bag and squeeze two horizontal lines in between the cream cheese.

    3. Drag knife up and down through lines to create a swirl. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

    From Kristin at Iowa Girl Eats

  • Gina at

    Breakfast Cookie Dough Cereal


    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

    1/2 scoop protein powder

    Dash of cinnamon

    Pinch of stevia or other sweetener

    Pinch of sea salt

    Dash of vanilla extract

    2 tablespoon nut butter

    1 cup milk


    1. In a bowl, mix oats, protein powder, cinnamon, sweetener, sea salt, and vanilla extract.

    2. Add nut butter and, using a spoon, break up and stir until mixture resembles crumbly cookie dough.

    3. Top with milk and then add toppings of your choice.

    From Gina at The Fitnessista

  • Monica at

    PB Proats


    1/2 cup oats

    1/2 cup milk

    1/2 cup water

    Dash of salt and cinnamon

    1 teaspoon stevia or sugar

    1 scoop chocolate protein powder

    1 tablespoon chia seeds

    2 tablespoon peanut butter


    1. Cook oatmeal as directed.

    2. Stir in 1 scoop chocolate protein powder and top with chia seeds and peanut butter.

    From Monica of Run Eat Repeat

  • Meghann at

    Polenta Oats


    1/3 cup rolled oats

    1/3 cup water

    1/3 cup milk

    Salt and pepper to taste

    1 tablespoon of cornmeal

    1 egg, scrambled

    1 1/2 cups baby spinach

    3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese


    1. Cook oats with cornmeal as directed.

    2. Top with eggs and cheese. Serve on top of baby spinach.

    From Meghann at Meals and Miles

  • Angela at

    Carrot Cake Oatmeal


    1 cup almond milk (or soy or rice milk)

    1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    2 tablespoons coconut milk cream

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Pinch of kosher salt

    1 large carrot, finely grated

    1/2 cup regular oats

    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    2 tablespoons crushed walnuts

    2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

    1 tablespoon coconut milk cream mixed with 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup

    Shredded coconut, for garnish

    Cinnamon, for garnish

    Raisins, for garnish


    1. In a medium-size pot over medium heat, add almond milk, lemon juice, and coconut milk cream. Stir well. Add in your spices and salt. Stir again until mixed.

    2. Stir in grated carrots and oats. Adjust heat if necessary or bring heat to low if it starts to boil. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. When the mixture has thickened up, stir in the vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts, and maple syrup. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.

    3. Top with remaining crushed walnuts and 1 teaspoon of shredded coconut. Prepare your coconut milk cream + maple syrup mixture and drizzle it over top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and raisins for garnish.

    From Angela of Oh She Glows

  • Tina at

    Mocha Oatmeal


    1/2 cup rolled oatmeal

    1/2 cup water

    1/4 cup brewed coffee

    1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

    1 teaspoon sweetener


    1. Microwave oats and oatmeal on 50% power for about 4 minutes.

    2. Mix in coffee, cocoa powder, and sweetener.

    From Tina at Best Body Fitness