January is National Oatmeal Month (despite there already being a National Oatmeal Day). For people like me who love oatmeal, it’s not surprising that a month would be dedicated to this staple breakfast food. Not only does oatmeal taste delicious, but it has a long list of health benefits and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Starting or ending the day with oatmeal will keep your stomach full and, since it can be made hundreds of different ways, you won’t get bored. Let’s look at some favorite oatmeal dishes and get started on celebrating oatmeal!
1. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal via Fitness Magazine
Let’s start with breakfast. Just because November has passed doesn’t mean we have to stop eating pumpkin. Try making this pumpkin pie oatmeal that only calls for a few ingredients—oats, skim milk, a banana, cinnamon, pureed canned pumpkin, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Not only does it taste incredible, but it is super easy to make!
2. Bananas Foster Oatmeal via Better Homes and Gardens
This recipe ” is for those of you who want an indulgent breakfast. This recipe combines oatmeal, bananas, and rum to make a decadent breakfast perfect for lazy Sundays, and it takes only ten minutes to make.
3. Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats via Free People
This next one requires some preparation, but it will be worth the wait. Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats is a vegan recipe that will definitely make your morning brighter. Containing rolled oats, unsweetened coconut milk, a banana, strawberries, and chia seeds, this original recipe was prepared in a mason jar to add some extra fun. Just prepare the oatmeal in the jar, shake it all up, cover it, stick it in the refrigerator, and the next morning, enjoy!
4. Pan-Seared Oatmeal with Blueberries via Tree Hugger
This recipe is a unique spin on traditional oatmeal because it takes the somewhat unattractive appearance of oatmeal and, with a little pan-searing, turns it into a whole new, attractive form. This recipe will take some time, but the appearance—and taste—will be worth it.
5. Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders via My Recipes
Love chicken tenders? Give these “Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders” found on a try. With only seven ingredients and a thirty minute preparation time, this dinner is a quick and easy way to add fiber to your dinner.
6. Oatmeal Dinner Rolls via Yummly
This next recipe is a unique spin on a traditional dinner roll. A recipe website, Yummly, includes a recipe that combines only a few ingredients to create an irresistible dinner roll.
7. Oatmeal Lemon Herb Chicken via Rock Recipes
Lemon chicken is delicious on its own. Add oats and it’s even better! Make this dinner dish with some sweet potato fries, and you got a meal that will surely leave your stomach satisfied.
8. Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins via Yummly
“Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”—need I say more? This recipe takes about twenty-five minutes to make and can be made with or without the chocolate chips, depending on how healthy you want the muffins to be!
9. Double Apple Crumble via Health
This dessert, featuring pecans, oats, and apples may be a healthier version of apple pie, but it will taste just as good.
Spend National Oatmeal Month right, and try a few of these recipes. There is definitely something for everybody when it comes to oats!
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