Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast options. Not only is it filling and a great source of fiber and protein, but there are so many ways to prepare it that you won’t ever get bored. No matter how I prepare my oatmeal, I always add different toppings. It can be fun to get creative with oatmeal! Some toppings I like to add include chia seeds, ground flax seeds, apples, cinnamon, dried fruit, almonds, walnuts, pecans, berries, maple syrup or nut butter.

Here are some of my favorite oatmeal recipes for you to try!

Easy Oatmeal Recipe

This recipe serves one, but you can make a larger batch to store in the refrigerator for those busy mornings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats (or Gluten Free Rolled Oats if gluten sensitive)
  • 1 cup of milk of your choice (I like to use unsweetened almond milk)
  • Optional Toppings

Preparation

  1. Spray saucepan with non-stick spray to prevent the oats from sticking
  2. Add milk to saucepan and let it sit until it boils
  3. Add oats to the milk and bring oats to boil (about 4 minutes)
  4. Lower the heat and let the oats simmer for about 4 more minutes. Continue to occasionally stir oats, allowing the consistency to thicken. Note: I like to add a banana while the oats are simmering
  5. Once thickened pour into a bowl and use desired toppings
  6. If you prefer sweeter oatmeal, try adding maple syrup

Baked Oatmeal

This is a great oatmeal to pre-prep and take with you on-the-go for breakfast or a quick snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats (or gluten-free rolled oats if gluten sensitive)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional add-ins: raisins, sliced almonds, chocolate chips, shredded coconut (I usually use ¼ cup of toppings. My favorite is adding both golden raisins and chocolate chips)

Preparation

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350°
  2. Mash bananas in a bowl and add the almond butter, milk, syrup and vanilla. Mix everything together until well mixed
  3. Add oats and toppings of your choice and mix everything together
  4. Lightly grease a muffin pan and fill each about 3/4 of the way
  5. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes
  6. Baked oatmeal freezes well. Freeze muffins and place in the microwave when you are ready to eat them. They taste great both hot and cold. Try heating a muffin and topping it with greek yogurt for a delicious treat!

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats make for another great on-the-go breakfast option, since you prepare them the night before and are ready to go in the morning!

Ingredients

  • Jar (I like to use mason jars. Empty nut butter or jelly jars work well too)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats (or gluten-free rolled oats if gluten sensitive)
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana
  • optional toppings for morning

Preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients (except for the morning toppings) in a jar until well blended
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight
  3. In the morning stir together and add the toppings of your choice!

Overnight Vegan Oats

These oats are great for anyone with a dairy allergy or following a vegan diet!

Ingredients

  • Jar (I like to use mason jars. Empty nut butter jars work well too)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (or gluten-free rolled oats if gluten sensitive)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Optional toppings for morning

Preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients (except for the morning toppings) in a jar until well blended
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight
  3. In the morning stir together and add the toppings of your choice

Checkout Mrs. Green’s Pinterest page for more oatmeal inspiration! There are so many ways to enjoy this delicious breakfast!