Plant-Based Eating

30 Ways to Transform your Oatmeal

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of oatmeal. Memories of sad, flavorless breakfasts emerge in my mind. The only time I really eat oatmeal is when backpacking due to it’s storability and filling qualities.

While the only good thing I can think of using oats for is Oatmeal Cookies, Oats have a bunch of wonderful health benefits.

  • Oats are super nutritious – a 1/2 cup of oats contains 191% the RDI of Manganese, 41% the RDI of Phosphorus, 39% the RDI of B1, 34% the RDI of Magnesium, 24% the RDI of Copper, and 20% the RDI of Iron and Zinc, not to mention 8 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.
  • Oats keep your heart healthy – Companies have been using this aspect for many of their marketing campaigns, but it’s true! Oats contain Avenanthramides, an antioxidant that may reduce blood pressure. The beta-glucan fiber that oats contain also helps to lower cholesterol.
  • Oats are good for digestion – Oats contain a lot of fiber, which is great for your digestive tract and keeping you regular. The large quantities of beta-glucan found in oats also helps to promote good bacteria growth in the gut.

Yet despite these wonderful qualities, many people, including myself, pass this grain up when it comes to their morning meals. And I don’t blame them…It’s probably the blandest breakfast I could possibly imagine. It’s bland it color. It’s bland in flavor. It’s like eating a bland bowl of goop.

My apologizes to all the oatmeal lovers out there, but clearly I have some issues regarding oatmeal that I need to work through….

That’s why I’ve created a mega-list of all the ways oatmeal can be transformed. While it’s bland, it is a basic building block for your breakfast bowls. From refreshing and fruity, to a chocolatey dessert, there are so many ways you can turn oatmeal into something you actually look forward to eating in the morning! I can’t wait to try them all!

Fruity

 

Lemon Coconut Overnight Oats

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Lemon Coconut Oats via My Whole Food Life

Blueberry Oatmeal

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Blueberry Oatmeal via Elephantastic Vegan

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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Strawberry Cheesecake Oats via Running on Real Food

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Oatmeal

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Oatmeal via Food Faith Fitness

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats via VNutrition & Wellness

Creamsicle Overnight Oats

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Creamsicle Oats via Glue & Glitter

 

Chocolate Lovers

 

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

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Brownie Batter Oats via Dashing Dish

Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal

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Chocolate Strawberry Oats via Bakerita

Almond Joy Oatmeal

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Almond Joy Oats via VNutrition

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal

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Chunky Monkey Oats via VeggieInspired

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats via Bakerita

Cherry Vanilla Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

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Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Oats via Recipe Runner

Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats

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Chocolate Cherry Oats via Create Mindfully

Chocolate Chips & Cream Overnight Oats

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Chocolate Cream Oats via Lauren Kelly Nutrition

 

Sugar & Spice

 

Chai Spiced Overnight Oats

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Chia Spiced Oats via Flavor the Moments

Spiced Gingerbread Oatmeal

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Gingerbread Oats via She Well

Apple Cinnamon

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Apple Cinnamon Oats via Bakerita

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Pumpkin Pie Oats via The Glowing Fridge

Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

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Maple Pecan Oats via Go Dairy Free

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

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Carrot Cake Oats via The Green Life

Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

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Snickerdoodle Oats via Love & Food ForEva

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

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Caramelized Banana Oats via Pinch of Yum

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

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Cinnamon Raisin Oats via Eating Bird Food

Coffee Oatmeal

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Coffee Oats via Healthy Little Cravings 

Cake Batter Overnight Oats

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Cake Batter Oats via Dashing Dish

Mocha Almond Overnight Oats

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Mocha Almond Oats via Create Mindfully

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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Peanut Butter Banana Oats via Delicious Little Bites

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats via Bakerita

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

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Cookie Dough Oats via Delicious as it Looks

Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

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Zucchini Bread Oats via Lemons & Zest 

 

 

 

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