12 Oat Recipes That Are Way Better Than Just Eating A Plain Old Bowl Of Oatmeal

Oats are a pantry staple, and as much as we like to use them to make oatmeal, there are so many great oat recipes out there that aren't oatmeal. Believe it or not, this ingredient doesn't even have to be reserved for breakfast. Oats are an extremely versatile food, whether you're craving something savory or sweet.

This healthy food will give you a great fiber boost and also keep you full and satisfied. Flip through to see just how many ways you can use this tasty grain in your kitchen adventures.

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by Rebecca Deczynski

Steel Cut Brûlée Oats

They may seem similar at first glance to your normal oatmeal, but don’t get it twisted. These brûlée oats by A Beautiful Mess make a decadent dessert.

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Walnut Pear Crisp

Love and Lemons’ walnut pear crisp makes a comforting dessert any time of year — especially topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

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Espresso And Oat Truffles

The secret to Green Kitchen Stories’ creamy, healthy truffles? Plenty of dates!

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Salted Oat Fudge

A cross between no-bake cookies and chocolate fudge, Cookie and Kate’s almond butter-filled fudge is something to write home about.

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Oat Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake

This classic summer dessert recipe only gets better when you add oats. Thanks, A Cozy Kitchen!

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Apple Cardamom Oat Crumble

Walnuts give Love and Lemons’ oat crumble an extra crunch while cardamom makes it all the more aromatic and enticing.

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Breakfast Grain Salad

Some blueberries, quinoa, and more transform some oats into a sweet grain salad, thanks to The Kitchn.

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No-Bake Cookies

Oats, peanut butter, butter, and a few extras make these no-bake cookies by A Beautiful Mess a simple treat.

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Greek Yogurt Berry Medley Smoothie

The power duo of Greek yogurt and oats make Damn Delicious’ smoothie a super filling treat.

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Banana Oat Pancakes

You can have oats for breakfast without eating oatmeal. Cookie and Kate’s banana pancakes are a delicious and healthy brunch option.

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Homemade Oat Milk

Believe it or not, you can make this dairy alternative right at home. Oh She Glows shows how it’s done.

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Oat Crepes With Goat Cheese, Tomato, And Basil

Thanks to Naturally Ella, you can enjoy savory crepes whenever you want them — and make them gluten-free, too.

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