13 Oatmeal Recipes that Are Good for More Than Breakfast

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13 Oatmeal Recipes that Are Good for More Than Breakfast

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February 8 2021


Are you ready to enjoy oatmeal for more than just breakfast? We've got ideas to incorporate oats into almost every meal including dessert. So, if you love oatmeal, or you're just looking to get some extra fiber, give these recipes a try. We've got ice cream, oatmeal bars, savory oatmeal bowls, chicken tenders, and energy balls. 

  1. Ice Cream

    The best no-churn ice cream is here! Steep toasted oats in heavy whipping cream and stir in vanilla and sweetened condensed milk for creamy flavorful ice cream.

  2. Savory Oatmeal

    Savory oatmeal? It may sound strange but it's delicious! Cooking the steel-cut oatmeal in vegetable oil adds a depth of flavor that's similar to risotto or grits. Then, top with sauteed mushrooms, wilted kale, and shaved Parmesan cheese.

  3. Cookie Dough

    This is the cookie dough we recommend you eat! Just pulse oatmeal in a food processor or blender and beat in the other ingredients. It even stores in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  4. Chocolate Bark

    Craving dessert? We bet you have all of these ingredients on hand to make our sweet-tooth-approved Oatmeal Chocolate Bark.

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  5. Strawberry Oat Bars

    The easiest and tastiest of all the oat bars are here! Make the oat crumble crust and save half for the topping to sandwich sweet strawberry preserves. 

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  6. Chicken Tenders

    Crispy chicken tenders are easier to make than you think! Just bread them with ground oatmeal (yes, really!) and throw them in the air-fryer or oven.

  7. Pizza Crust

    Homemade yeast-less pizza crust is possible! Just reach for mozzarella cheese, oatmeal, and an egg. You'll love this whole-grain pizza dough alternative. 

  8. Fried Mozzarella Sticks

    Our not-so-secret ingredient to making these flavorful and crispy mozzarella sticks? You guessed it: Oatmeal! 

  9. Smoothie

    If you're looking for a smoothie to fill you up, try adding yogurt and oatmeal for extra fiber and protein. 

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  10. No-Bake Cookies

    Chewy chocolate oatmeal cookies taste even better when there's no baking required.

  11. Energy Balls

    Our all-natural tropical energy bites are just as good as they sound. Plus, they're affordable when you make them at home.

  12. Tabbouleh

    No need to purchase a specialty grain to make our tabbouleh recipe. Just reach for your steel-cut oats, fresh veggies, and savory herbs.

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  13. Meatballs

    Our secret ingredient to keep these meatballs from drying out: oatmeal! Add oatmeal, chopped apples, and ground turkey to make the most delicious meatballs... ever.