10 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

10 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Let’s face it: Plain oatmeal can get pretty boring. Though it’s loaded with soluble fiber that can reduce cholesterol and keep you full, basic oatmeal sometimes just doesn’t cut it. So in honor of National Oatmeal Month, we scoured the web for unexpected oatmeal recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers. Let these crazy creations (Sriracha and peanut butter — we dare ya!) inspire you to take your breakfast to the next level.


1. Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Veggies at breakfast aren’t so bad when carrot cake is involved! With a full cup of grated carrots plus heart healthy walnuts, this is a healthy and delicious way to get your day started. Crunchy, chewy and sweet, all your cravings are covered with one inventive dish!  Photo and Recipe: Angela / Oh She Glows


2. Almond Joy Oatmeal
Chocolate, coconut and almonds, oh my! If Almond Joy candies make you joyful, this recipe’s a healthier way to get your fix. It’s perfect for a weekend indulgence or a weekday pick-me-up. Almonds can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease so try packing some for snacking later in the day. Photo and Recipe: Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist


3. Sweet Matcha Almond Oatmeal
Yes, this oatmeal is actually green, thanks to the sweet matcha, a Japanese green tea that is a good source of antioxidants. Plus, the vanilla protein powder will fuel you up and give you Hulk-like energy! Photo and Recipe: Jessica / Desserts With Benefits


4. Blackberry and Goat Cheese Oatmeal
Tangy goat cheese balances the tartness of blackberries in this indulgent recipe. Rich in soluble fiber and high in antioxidants, blackberries are a nutritious way to top off an already healthy bowl of nutritious oats. Drizzle honey on top for a truly decadent start to your day. Photo and Recipe: Meghan / Oatgasm


5. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites
Gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside, baked oatmeal is a great cool weather breakfast. Sprinkle coconut on these mini muffin-sized bites for an extra sweet treat. The hardest part will be waiting for your bites to cool before removing them from the tin! Photo and Recipe: Kath / Kath Eats


6. Sriracha Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re looking for oatmeal that will really wake up your taste buds, this is it! The chili-spiced Sriracha and creamy peanut butter combine for a one-two punch of flavor guaranteed to get your morning into gear. Add the maple-roasted chickpeas for a sweet topping that also packs additional protein. Photo and Recipe: Megan / Oatgasm


7. Lemon and Kiwi Oatmeal
Five ingredients and five minutes are all you need to get a fruity fix with your morning oats. Kiwi is loaded with fiber and vitamin C, so this recipe gives your immune system and your digestive system an extra boost. Photo and Recipe: Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist


8. Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal
Chocolate for breakfast with no guilt? This inventive recipe for pudding-like oatmeal means you can have your chocolate and eat it, too! The egg whites add protein and also give a richer texture than your average bowl of oats. Photo and Recipe: Brianne / Cupcakes and Kale Chips


9. Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal
Forgo the bread and make PB&J oatmeal instead! Loaded with fiber and protein, peanut butter is a filling and nutritious oatmeal mix-in that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Add some all-natural jam and you’ve got yourself a big bowl of awesome.  Photo and Recipe: Leslie Green / The Hungry Housewife


10. To-Go Oatmeal Cupcakes
Breakfast cupcakes are perfect for chronic breakfast skippers who dash out the door each morning. Make a batch of these muffin-shaped baked oatmeal bites, freeze and reheat for an easy and nutritious portable snack. This recipe calls for mini chocolate chips, but feel free to customize this recipe with nuts or fruit to suit your own taste. Photo and Recipe: Katie / Chocolate Covered Katie

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