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Spice Up Your National Oatmeal Day With These 7 Recipes

October 23, 2020

Spice Up Your National Oatmeal Day With These 7 Recipes

Oatmeal is considered a staple food by many Americans as it’s filling, nutritious, and warms the body up especially during the colder months. It is both a healthy meal and something that seems to hug you during Fall or Winter, people came up with more than a bowlful of oatmeal recipes that fit into any season or any time of day if you want.

What better way to celebrate National Oatmeal Day than by trying something new, something wild, or something that doesn’t look like oatmeal, but is still very much oatmeal?

Yeah, we got you covered with these 7 recipes.


1. Try this Pumpkin Pie Oats Recipe (Vegan)

Fall and Pumpkins go hand in hand in America, so why not mix both themes into a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast (or whenever you want to eat it, really).Who wouldn’t want an actual pie for breakfast, right?


It’s also vegan-friendly, so virtually anyone can eat this with no worries

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

MAPLE CINNAMON PECANS

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 healthy pinch each salt + ground cinnamon

PUMPKIN OATS

  • 2 cups water (sub up to 3/4 with unsweetened almond milk for creamier oats)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar // plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin butter* (plus more to taste and for topping)
  • Coconut whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

2. Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal (Vegan)

If you’re looking for one of the best in Fall oatmeal recipes, look no further. These oats are warm, cinnamon-infused, have lots of sweet potatoes, simple to make, creamy, and just perfect for those extra chilly mornings. The pecan granola takes an already delish breakfast oatmeal into something more than a healthy way to start the day.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats (GF for gluten-free eaters)
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (1 small potato yields ~1/2 cup // see below for roasting instructions)
  • 2-3 Tbsp brown sugar, maple syrup, or other sweetener of choice (like date paste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola (or sub roasted pecans)

Instructions

3. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sauteed Apples (Gluten free)

It’s true: You CAN put pumpkin spice on anything, and that includes our all-time favorite oatmeal. This one is best served with coffee or tea, plus a bit of nut butter drizzle if you’re in need of something rich and creamier. Like, you can’t go wrong with making a creamy oatmeal recipe creamier.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

 

For the oatmeal

  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup dairy-free milk I used almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
For the sautéed apples
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ of an apple diced
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Instructions

4. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal (Gluten free)

Pumpkins are all over our social media feeds, so might as well get with the times and get as much pumpkin as well can before the season comes to an end!

This one is nutrient-rich, really easy and fun to make, and can even be prepared way ahead of time for those special weekends with friends and family.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped and divided

Cooking spray

Instructions

5. 5-Minute Healthy Oatmeal Recipe (Sugar-free)

A lot of things take a lot of time in life, but not this healthy oatmeal recipe. You read the title right: You can have a bowl of oatmeal in just five minutes. And just because it’s a 5-minute meal means it’s “instant” or not good. This 5-minute wonder might just surprise your senses with an explosion of sweetness and spice, despite it being free of refined sugar.

Guilt-free + healthy + delicious + only 5 minutes = This recipe right here.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

6. Date and Oatmeal Cookies (Sugar-free)

National Oatmeal Day is meant to celebrate our fondness for oatmeal recipes, but it doesn’t always have to be served in a bowl. In fact, you can have an excuse to eat oatmeal cookies on this very day without the “unhealthiness” of most commercial recipes.

This take on oatmeal cookies mixes things up with dates and unsalted butter, while being loyal to the healthy theme by omitting refined sugar and subbing a super sweetener like cinnamon. Plus, dates are actually naturally sweet anyway. Who needs sugar?

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz medjool dates 110g, pitted weight - around 1/2 cup, well packed
  • 2 oz unsalted butter 1/2 stick/55g, softened to room temperature and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 60g plain flour
  • 1/2 cup oats 40g, old fashioned rather than quick
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

7. No-Cook Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal (Overnight prep)

Rounding up our list is this no-brainer oatmeal recipe you can literally leave overnight and wake up to first thing in the morning.

Imagine eating a bowl of oats, blueberries, almonds, and honey for breakfast. It sounds almost like dessert!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 drops pure almond extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar

Instructions

We hope you can participate in National Oatmeal Day by trying one or all of these amazing oatmeal recipes. Did we miss your favorite oatmeal recipe? Share it with us in the comments!



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