If you love oatmeal and using oats in recipes, you will love this recipe roundup of all of our favorite healthy oatmeal recipes. Gluten-free, vegan friendly and simple, straight-forward recipes great for breakfast and snacks.
Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast!
Whether it’s baked oatmeal, overnight oats, seasonal oatmeal…then there’s also oatmeal cookies, granola, snack bars, and so much more! We LOVE oats and oatmeal recipes so we wanted to roundup some favorites for you in one post.
Is Oatmeal Healthy?
Yes! Oatmeal makes for an awesome healthy breakfast thanks in part to oats – which are a great source of whole grains, soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Add in some eggs for protein and healthy fats.
Add fresh fruit for antioxidants.
And voilá – healthy breakfast recipes for you!
Benefits of Oatmeal
There are loads of benefits to including oatmeal (and oatmeal variations) in your diet.
Oats contain a type of soluble fiber called beta glucan, that can help lower bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Oatmeal can also help lower blood sugar levels, especially when paired with healthy fats.
Oats are a great source of whole grains, contain antioxidants and promotes healthy bacteria in your gut.
Why You’ll Love These Recipes
- Heart healthy thanks to oats, a good dose of fiber plus you can add fresh fruit to lots of these recipes!
- One-bowl treats that can be enjoyed by anyone!
- Gluten-free friendly using certified gluten-free oats.
- Meal prep worthy – breakfast and snacks for the week, done.
This Strawberry Baked Oatmeal is not only a lovely brunch recipe but makes for great meal prep, too. Bake it on the weekend and enjoy leftovers for a healthy breakfast throughout the week.
Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats are a quick and easy healthy breakfast you can meal prep at the beginning of the week. Whip it together in 5 minutes and let the overnight soak do the rest of the work for you. Vegan and Dairy-Free options, too!
Seasonal Oatmeal Recipes
This Healthy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is the perfect recipe to get you through the week. With pumpkin spice flavor, gluten free and dairy free recipe.
Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
Simple vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies filled with flavor and oat-y goodness! Using flaxseed, oil (no vegan butter needed!) rolled oats, brown sugar and plenty of chocolate chips. Dairy free, nut free and gluten free friendly!
More Healthy Snacks with Oats
- Blueberry Vanilla Cashew Snack Bars
- Easy Chocolate Granola
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Sea Salt & Chocolate Chip Granola
- Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Strawberry Oat Muffins
Let me know if you make any of these recipes by leaving a comment and letting me know your favorite recipess! Xx, Ashley
oatmeal benefits source https://www.webmd.com/diet/oatmeal-benefits