From The Files: Oatmeal for Breakfast (and More)

We love oats and oatmeal in nearly every form. Now that the season has turned into fall, we've been indulging in steel-cut oats for breakfast - nutty, chewy, and pearly - with dark brown sugar and a drizzle of cream.

Here are some of our favorite ways to eat oats - in the morning and later in the day.

For breakfast
A hearty yet easy oatmeal bread, great for toast
Overnight oatmeal with buttermilk and apricots, made in a slow cooker
What's For Breakfast? Irish Oatmeal - A discussion of steel cut oats and their merits.
Are rolled oats still good for you?
Steel cut oats with dates, coconut, cinnamon and walnuts
Oatmeal with peaches
Bill Granger's oat, pear, and raspberry loaf
Golden oat pancakes
Homemade granola with almonds, apricots, cranberries, pineapple...

Other sweet things
Oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips. The classic!
Peanut butter and chocolate monster cookies
Martha Stewarts oatmeal raisin squares - Great with a glass of milk.
Fudge and walnut oatmeal cookies
DIY oat flour
Basic oat streusel or crumble for crumbles or crisps
Rhubarb and lavender crumble

What's your favorite way to eat oats and oatmeal in the fall?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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