Best Recipes To Make With Oatmeal (Coffee lover will love No.4)

Got a bag of oatmeal and wondered what you can do with it other than making just plain old oats? You’ve come to the right place. We have compiled a list of some of the best and delicious recipes to make – that are also HEALTHY!

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So let’s check out how to transform this simple ingredient into tasty treats!

1. No Bake Energy Balls

No Bake Energy Balls
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The moment you saw ‘no bake’ I’m sure you got more excited right? HAHAHA. Well there’s no denying how we all love things as simple as it can be. And that’s exactly what this recipe is.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/3 cups oats / rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Add the creamy peanut butter, honey, rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, salt, and mini dark chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and mix until the batter is well combined.
  2. Use an ice cream scoop or a spoon to scoop the balls and place them onto a lined baking pan. The balls should be around 1 inch in size.
  3. You could roll the energy balls with your hands to form the shape better after that.
  4. Refrigerate the balls for 1 hour, or until they are hardened.
  5. Enjoy!

2. Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes
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Ah yes. Pancakes. These fluffy, round pieces of happiness are going to put a smile on your face. Plus, instead of using flour, you are using oats! So it’s healthier and you can snack more hehehe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp spoons yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Vanilla / cinnamon (optional) 
  • 1 tsp butter/ coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients till it forms a smooth batter.
  2. On a non-stick pan, covered with butter or coconut oil, pour the batter into palm-size pancakes. Remember to reduce the heat as it cooks quickly.
  3. Once bubbles start to form and the edges are done, flip it and cool the other side.
  4. Service with your desired choice of toppings. If you need ideas, check this out!

3. Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups
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These are so fun and customizable! You can switch up the chocolate chips for blueberries, walnuts, raisins or even grated carrots! It really depends on the kind of flavor you like or nutritional benefit you want to gain.  

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Add the oats, banana, almond milk, almond butter, syrup, baking powder, extract, and salt into a blender. Blend until it becomes smooth and creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Spray two ramekins with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the ramekins. Top with a few extra chocolate chips.
  3. Cook in a microwave: Cook on high for 2 – 3 minutes. Let it cool for a bit then enjoy! OR cook in an oven: Preheat the oven to 176 C. Bake for 23 -25 minutes until the top is golden brown and the cake feels mostly firm to the touch. Enjoy.
  4. You can also drizzle choco syrup on it if you like!

4. Cold Brew Vanilla Overnight Oats

Cold Brew Vanilla Overnight Oats
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Coffee and breakfast in a jar. Let me tell you it is delish! You got to try this recipe. Plus, you can prepare it the night before and grab it to go the next day. Easy, quick and healthy!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats regular or gluten free
  • 2 tbsp cold brewed coffee
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla almond butter
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Dash of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Stir until it is well combined and place the lid over the jar.
  3. Refrigerate it overnight.
  4. Garnish with cacao nibs or your favorite topping before eating!

5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Coffee and breakfast in a jar. Let me tell you it is delish! You got to try this recipe. Plus, you can prepare it the night before and grab it to go the next day. Easy, quick and healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ – 1 tsp cinnamon to taste
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups oatmeal
  • ⅔ cup raisins

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  3. Beat in the honey, vanilla extract and egg.
  4. On low speed, combine and mix the flour and butter mixture.
  5. Mix in the oats, followed by the raisins. 
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 176 C. Line the baking pan with parchment paper.
  8. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, form the dough into balls to about 1 to 1.5 inches and place them 2 inches apart on the baking pan.
  9. Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes or until the tops look just set.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool then enjoy!

There you have it! Awesome how you can use a bag of oats to create such cool stuff right? Snack on these now with less guilt!

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