10 Ways to Take Your Oatmeal Beyond Breakfast

10 Ways to Take Your Oatmeal Beyond Breakfast

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Christine Gallary
Oct 18, 2015

There are lots of ways to eat oatmeal for breakfast — from overnight oats to baked oatmeal to chewy steel-cut oats — but oatmeal is such a versatile grain, it can also be used in veggie burgers, cakes, baked apple filling, and of course, cookies. Here are 10 other ways to eat oatmeal, besides breakfast.

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1. Baked Oatmeal Cups

These sturdy oatmeal muffins don't need flour to hold them together. Instead, chia seeds, nuts, fruit, milk, and an egg form a batter that turns into delicious muffins — perfect for eating on the go, any time of day.

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2. Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake

After less than two minutes in the microwave, this tender mug cake — full of Nutella, pecans, and oatmeal — can be yours!

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3. Best-Ever Veggie Burger

Oatmeal adds structure to these veggie burgers that are loaded with roasted vegetables, beans, rice, and spices.

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4. Gluten-Free Cherry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

These gluten-free cookies use plenty of oatmeal, sweet dried cherries, and savory walnuts. They're both substantial and guaranteed to satisfy your cookie cravings.

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5. Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal & Brown Sugar

Baked apples are the perfect easy fall dessert. Just stuff hollowed-out apples with a sweet oatmeal and brown sugar filling before baking until the apples are tender.

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6. Crinkle-Top Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

These are the classic cinnamon-raisin oatmeal cookies your grandma used to make, complete with a beautiful crackly top.

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7. Fudge and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

This buttery oatmeal and walnut cookie has soft and chewy edges around a sweet fudge filling. Everyone deserves one of these comforting cookies.

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8. Toasted Oat & Walnut Whisky Trifle (Cranachan)

Turn steel-cut oats into a crunchy dessert topping by toasting them in butter until nutty and golden-brown. It's perfect on this trifle that has layers of fruit and whipped cream flavored with honey and Scotch.

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9. Savory Oatmeal Cookies

This non-traditional cookie is the perfect appetizer nibble since it's chock-full of savory ingredients, like oatmeal, Parmesan cheese, and fresh rosemary.

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10. 4-Ingredient Banana Oat Bars

Bake bananas, oats, dates, and nuts together into these incredibly easy but tasty bars. Get creative and add your own flavorings, like vanilla and warm spices.

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