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10 Non-Boring Oatmeal Recipes

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Raise your hand if you've ever had an unpleasant experience with oatmeal. Yeah, we thought so. Even the staunchest oatmeal advocates have encountered gloopy, bland, oddly textured oatmeal that looks like an alien life form. The culprits can be hotel breakfasts, school cafeterias, or even your great-aunt Edna's Sunday brunch. Unpleasant oatmeal can strike anywhere, anytime -- but never again in your own kitchen.

Let's give oatmeal its due, shall we? This nutritious staple is chock-full of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and deliciousness. In short -- you should be eating more of it. And not just for breakfast (though there's nothing wrong with that...): Oats in ice cream! Oats in risotto! Oats on pizza! That last one was a joke. But it does give us some ideas.

Celebrate oatmeal in all its nutty, chewy, whole-grain glory. Because oatmeal deserves the best, and so do you.

Oatmeal Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts by darksideofthespoon

Oatmeal Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts on Food52

 

Maple Oatmeal Princess Coffee Cake by hardlikearmour

Maple Oatmeal Princess Coffee Cake on Food52

 

Oatmeal and Lavender Shortbread by QueenSashy

Oatmeal and Lavender Shortbread on Food52

 

Heidi Swanson's Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by Nicholas

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal on Food52

 

Oatmeal Cookies by Mr_Vittles

Oatmeal Cookies on Food52

 

Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bars by CravingSomethingHealthy

Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bars on Food52

 

Oat Risotto with Peas by mrslarkin

Oat Risotto with Peas on Food52

 

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies by Amanda Hesser

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on Food52

  

Maple and Brown Sugar Cookies by lara@goodcookdoris

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal on Food52

 

Cavatelli on Asiago Oat Crumbs by QueenSashy

Cavatelli with Asiago Oat Crumbles on Food52

 

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Tags: menu ideas, recipe roundup, oatmeal, breakfast, ice cream, dessert, healthy

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8 months ago Dave

I have been using instant oatmeal in a few other dishes for years. Meatloaf, 1lbs. of meat of choice and 1 cup of oatmeal. Makes it go the distance of 3 lbs. of meat. Spaghetti sauce, substitute instant oatmeal for the ground meat. Same texture after stirring for a few minutes, absorbs the sauce and can't tell it is not ground meat. Meat balls same as meatloaf, of course add all your other ingredients, spices, etc.

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about 1 year ago KitchenBeard

I've never really been a fan of sweet oatmeal in the morning so I tend to make something like your oat risotto here. This week end I fried some shallots in duck fat and then added the oatmeal and liquid to that. Lots of salt and pepper and a bunch of grated cheese and I was quite content.

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about 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Lovely round up - I love oats. One of my favourite ways is to make a porridge, but with oats, apples, spice, nuts and dried fruit toasted before....then cooked in soy milk and water. Heaven. Recipe on food 52 (Toasted oatmeal ....)