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20 Favorite Oatmeal Recipes

Whether simmered on the stove, baked in the oven, made-ahead or even gluten-free, these oatmeal recipes will keep you energized all day.

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Cool Summertime OatmealTaste of Home

Cool Summertime Oatmeal

Start this breakfast the night before so you can get a few extra z's in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. —June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana

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Bananas Foster OatmealTaste of Home

Bananas Foster Oatmeal

This oatmeal tastes like bananas Foster, my favorite dessert. If you can’t find rum extract, double the vanilla. —Carol Touchton, Seffner, Florida

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Overnight Baked OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Baked Oatmeal

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts. – Patricia Swart, Galloway , New Jersey

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Carrot Cake OatmealTaste of Home

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This warm breakfast cereal made in the slow cooker is a great way to get your veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.—Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Pineapple OatmealTaste of Home

Pineapple Oatmeal

Oatmeal for breakfast is a standard item, but I like to mix it up a bit. This version gets some natural sweetness from pinapple juice and tidbits. It is definitely worth trying! —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts

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Cranberry-Walnut OatmealTaste of Home

Cranberry-Walnut Oatmeal

My family loves cranberries but we can get them fresh only during the holiday season. This recipe lets us enjoy the tartness of cranberry with the comfort of oatmeal all-year long. —Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Overnight Maple OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid midmorning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. —Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania

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Black Forest OatmealTaste of Home

Black Forest Oatmeal

I'm always looking for healthier ways to incorporate my chocolate addiction into every meal. I've made this with peanut butter chips with bananas, and white chocolate and mint chocolate chips with raspberries.—Rachel Strong, Moseley, Virginia

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Fruit & Nut Baked OatmealTaste of Home

Fruit & Nut Baked Oatmeal

In my part of the Midwest, baked oatmeal is a Mennonite speciality. My daughters are always delighted if we have leftovers for them to take home.—Fancheon Resler, Albion, Indiana

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Overnight OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Oatmeal

Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. —June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana

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Brown sugar banana oatmealTaste of Home

Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of the same ingredients from my favorite breakfast smoothie. Add bran cereal for a heartier taste and more fiber. A brown sugar substitute and soy milk also blend in well. —Jessi Rizzi, Odenton, Maryland

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Spiced apple oatmealTaste of Home

Spiced Apple Oatmeal

These easy, apple-y oats give your family a warm and cozy breakfast no matter how busy you are. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Overnight Cherry-Almond OatmealTaste of Home

Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

Would you like breakfast ready for you when the sun comes up? If so, try my hot cereal. It's so simple...just place the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on before you go to bed. In the morning, enjoy a healthy, warm and satisfying dish. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Raisin nut oatmealTaste of Home

Raisin Nut Oatmeal

There’s no better feeling than waking up to a hot, ready-to-eat breakfast. The oats, fruit and spices in this homey meal cook together while you sleep! —Valerie Sauber, Adelanto, California

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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with NutsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts

The beauty of this breakfast is that you can set the slow cooker overnight and, with nothing more than a ladle, spoons and bowls, feed a crowd in the morning. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Gluten-Free Baked OatmealTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal

This fruity, delicious oatmeal would be so good served with vanilla soy milk. Give it a try! — Jennifer Banyay, NorthRidgeville, Ohio

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Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger CreamTaste of Home

Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream

This is an awesome dish for a chilly morning. I love the crispy, caramelized top and raspberry surprise at the bottom. —Yvonne Starlin, Portland, Tennessee

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Michigan Fruit Baked OatmealTaste of Home

Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal

Whole-grain oatmeal is a delicious way to start every day. For a change, swap chunks of granny smith apples for the dried fruit. Leftovers warm well in the microwave.—Jeanette Kass, Ravenna, Michigan

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Peanut Butter Banana OatmealTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

The classic flavors of peanut butter and bananas come together in this kid- and adult-friendly oatmeal. Debbie Perdue of Westland, Michigan writes, “I tweaked one of my diet recipes to fit my husband's taste buds. We have eaten it many mornings.”

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Amish Baked OatmealTaste of Home

Amish Baked Oatmeal

Brown sugar and spice and everything nice-like cinnamon, coconut, oats and chips-are layered together in pretty jars of yummy, ready-to-bake cookies. A quick and easy gift idea that’s appreciated any time of year, it was shared by our Test Kitchen.

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