Oatmeal Recipes You’ll Love for National Oatmeal Month

Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? This gluten free, whole grain food is a fabulous addition to your diet. Eating oatmeal regularly is known to help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce heart disease. So far, so good, right? The only problem is that if you’re anything like I used to be, the thought of oatmeal makes you groan. Gross! Oatmeal reminded me of gruel. Surely it was more like a punishment than something tasty. Other than oatmeal cookies, I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as an oatmeal recipe!

That was before I started eating oatmeal with a little sass. Turns out there are a million ways to eat oatmeal – with fruit, without fruit, in smoothies, bakes, and of course…cookies. After changing up my boring bowl of oats for some of the recipes below, I’m proud to say that I actually look forward to my morning oatmeal. Why not give some of them a try. You may find that you enjoy National Oatmeal Month as much as I do!

Oatmeal in a Bowl

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal From Scratch – Julie Blanner

Mason Jar Oatmeal – Refresh Restyle

Cherry Almond Oatmeal – Inspired by Charm

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats – This Mama’s Life

Oatmeal Smoothies

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie With Chia Seeds – DIY Candy

Peach Oatmeal Smoothie – Ella Claire Inspired

Oatmeal Bakes and Bites

Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal – Tidy Mom

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites – Bright Green Door


Oatmeal Muffins

Grab and Go Baked Oatmeal Muffins – Typically Simple

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins – Kenarry

Oatmeal Sweet Treats

Oatmeal Scotchies No Bake Cookies – Shaken Together Life

M&M Chocolate Oatmeal Bars – Bitz N Giggles

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Tips From a Typical Mom Blog

Bonus recipe: My favorite oatmeal recipe – then and now – is the $250 cookie recipe. Give it a shot. It’s an urban myth and the Neiman Marcus Cafe never existed…but that cookie recipe might still be worth the money!

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  1. Jaque Richards

    January 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I am definitely going to try the Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ….sounds amazing! 🙂 Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. pamela j

    January 11, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I’ve never heard of an oatmeal smoothie. Thank you for all the great recipe suggestions.

  3. Tamra Phelps

    January 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    While I’m not a fan of plain oatmeal, I love using oats in cookies or, my favorite, no-bake cookies. I make those a lot.

  4. susan smoaks

    January 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    i am a huge fan of oatmeal. i want to try that oatmeal muffin recipe.

  5. Leela

    January 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I can’t wait to try the Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and M&M Chocolate Oatmeal Bars.

  6. Cheryl Chervitz

    January 13, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Some great recipes. I love to bake with oatmeal.

  7. adriana

    January 14, 2018 at 1:32 am

    i really need to try these recipes asap.

  8. Esperanza Gailliard

    January 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Oh I love oatmeal. My mom always made it for me as a kid!

  9. Alice F.

    January 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    The Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies sound and look delicious! I must try those and by the way, they are healthy so maybe I can have more! 🙂

  10. Helen

    January 16, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I did not know it was oatmeal month. I will have to try out some of these recipes.

  11. Jodi Hunter

    January 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Incredible post.

  12. Nicole Watson

    January 17, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I love oatmeal. I’m definitely going to try these recipe.

  13. Amber Ludwig

    January 17, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Mmm!! I LOVE oatmeal!! Especially in the winter and spring months!! Great healthy meal and gives amazing energy!

  14. Tasha Cain

    January 17, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I love oatmeal I eat it 3 times a week or more. I didnt know January was national oatmeal month thanks for the info.

  15. John H.

    January 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    These all sound like great ideas.

  16. Stacey A Smith

    January 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I love Oatmeal! thanks for the ideas.

  17. Buddy Garrett

    January 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I love the recipes. Oatmeal is very healthy.

  18. Shea Balentine

    January 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Love using oatmeal.. esp grinding it into a flour to use in place of part of my flour in cookies! The apple cinnamon oats looked good!

  19. Hesper Fry

    January 17, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    The Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies look good!

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