Cooks and bakers have discovered that oatmeal and rolled oats aren’t just for making hot cereal for breakfast. Here’s an array of wholesome, delectable oatmeal desserts and breakfast treats that make good used of rolled oats or quick-cooking oats. You’ll find baked oatmeal recipes, fruit crumbles, cookies, bars, and granola.
There are also oat-based pancake recipe, scones, and an easy way to make overnight oats. And if you’re a fan of this versatile food, see this site’s Guide to Oats for lots more ideas, info, and tips.
There’s an expression, “feeling one’s oats,” which loosely means to feel emboldened or energetic. These easy, wholesome oat recipes might make you feel some of that!
Fruit Crumbles using oatmeal
Unbaked Peach Crisp with Summer Berries: When you want a lovely and easy summer fruit dessert that’s ready in no time, this vegan unbaked peach crumble with lush berries will do the trick. This sweet finale is particularly good with raspberries.
Stovetop Apple and Blueberry Crisp: Summer meets fall in this fresh, fruity apple and blueberry crumble, a vegan dessert made in a skillet, right on the stovetop. Here’s a way to enjoy a sweet, delectable crumble, minus the 30 minute baking time usually required.
Oat Cookies and bars
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Using both chocolate chips and cocoa powder, these delectable vegan cookies are an easy-to-make treat.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: These jazzylicious cookies by Laura Theodore feature a crisp outside and super moist center. Ripe mashed bananas stand in for eggs and sweet raisins add punch. This cookie is a real classic!
Mini Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: When you crave a sweet homemade treat but don’t feel like turning on the oven, these little 5-ingredient oatmeal cookies might just be the thing.
Three-Seed Tahini Cookies: Filled with crunchy seeds, these vegan tahini cookies are wholesome and richly flavored. If you like “salty sweets,” use salted sunflower seeds. Tahini (aka sesame butter or sesame paste) lends a delicious background flavor.
Vegan Jam Bars: Richly sweetened with all-fruit preserves, these vegan jam bars are an enjoyable treat for kids and adults alike. Oats, walnuts, and whole wheat pastry flour (or light spelt flour) make this a good-for-you treat.
Delicious Date-Oat Squares: These soft and chewy squares (contributed by Lisa Dawn Angerame) are like a cross between a shortbread and a fruit crumble.
5-Ingredient Vegan Apricot Bars: Laura Theodore’s tasty 5-ingredient vegan apricot bars are easy to make, while also being easy on the wallet. The sweetness comes from the apricot preserves, and rolled oats provide the crunch.
Vegan Mini Oatmeal Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Scones: These offbeat mini oatmeal butternut squash or pumpkin scones are a cool-weather treat — great to serve with hot coffee or tea, or a cold glass of plant-based milk.
Oatmeal Breakfast cakes and baked oatmeal
Fruit and Oat Breakfast Cake: This all-season fruit and oat breakfast cake is easy to prepare, and ideal to make the evening before you want to serve it. Allow it to cool down before refrigerating for the night.
Oat and Blueberry Breakfast Cake: Laura Theodore’s simple-to-assemble vegan oat and blueberry breakfast cake makes a satisfying and deliciously sweet breakfast treat any day of the week.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Made with fresh or frozen berries, vegan blueberry baked oatmeal is a cross between a dessert and a meal.
Other Oatmeal breakfast treats
Vegan Banana-Walnut Pancakes: These dense, oat-based vegan banana-walnut pancakes have a fabulous flavor. They rise best when the batter is spread thin. Top them with fresh fruit, nut butter, the easy optional berry sauce recipe you’ll find here — or try a combination of all three.
Apple Pie Oatmeal: This recipe by Dianne Wenz is coziness in a bowl. It’s a warm and comforting breakfast, and will get you through chilly mornings all year round.
Homemade Crunchy Granola: With more than a slight nod to the kind of granola that took off in the sixties and never faded away, this homemade crunchy granola just might become your go-to recipe.
Cranberry-Pecan Granola: Here’s a fruity, nutty homemade cranberry-pecan granola that keeps you full and satisfied all morning, and that can be enjoyed as an anytime snack.
Strawberry Almond Overnight Oats: Kim Lutz presents this is lovely breakfast to wake up to, combining oats and oat milk with fresh fruit. You can also combine strawberries with other fresh fruit, as shown, including apples, bananas, pears, peaches, or whatever fresh fruit you’ve got on hand.