Have you ever just wanted to dive into a slice of pie, an ice cream sundae, chocolate chip cookie or rich chocolate brownie .. for breakfast? Me too. Well how about merging those tasty dessert cravings with one of the healthiest breakfast bowls around: oatmeal! These 21 surprisingly healthy, dessert-inspired oatmeal recipes are what you will be craving to get your day started on a delicious path!..
Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal 1 of 21
It would be nice to just grab a cookie for breakfast in the morning and be on your way, but that is probably not the best way to start your day of eating. But these surprisingly healthy chocolate-chip infused oats can give you that cookie taste via a healthy AM bowl!
Get the recipe for Choco Chip Cookie Oats
Tropical Spice Cran Mac Oats 2 of 21
This tropical bowl is studded with sweet dried cranberries, creamy banana slices, buttery macadamia nuts and plenty of warm spice flavor. Tastes like a holiday cookie - via your morning bowl of oats.
Get the recipe for Tropical Spice Oats
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 3 of 21
All the sweet, cozy, pumpkin-infused, spiced, whip-on-top goodness of a slice of pumpkin pie - wrapped up in a cozy blanket of oats. This holiday favorite is sure to warm you up - all year round.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Oats
Walnut Banana Bread Quinoa Bowl 4 of 21
Sticky sweet caramelized walnuts - sweetened with caramelized bananas and maple syrup top this cozy bowl of morning quinoa. You could also substitute with traditional oats if you'd prefer. Photo Credit: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life.
Get the recipe for Banana Bread Quinoa at Healthy. Happy. Life.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal 5 of 21
For the ultimate dessert-meets-breakfast bowl look no further than this decadent peanut butter chocolate oatmeal. This blissful bowl will start your day off with peanut butter cup-inspired deliciousness. Photo Credit: Rachel, Bakerita.
Get the recipe for Choco PB Oats at Bakerita
Apple Pie Oatmeal 6 of 21
Enjoy the flavors of warm apple pie in your breakfast bowl - complete with spices and bits of apple in every cozy bite. Healthy additions like chia seeds and applesauce too. Photo Credit: Angela, Oh She Glows.
Get the recipe for Apple Pie Oats at Oh She Glows
Peach Pie Oatmeal 7 of 21
Grab some sweet summer peaches and make this healthy-delicious bowl of oats - peach pie inspired - spices and banana slices to accent. Photo Credit: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life.
Get the recipe for Peach Pie Oatmeal at Healthy. Happy. Life.
Salted Baked Brownie Oatmeal 8 of 21
Rich and chocolate-y brownie flavor infuses each warm bite of these rich breakfast oats. Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for Brownie Oatmeal at The Oatmeal Artist
Cherry Bomb Oatmeal 9 of 21
Get your chocolate-covered-cherry on with this explosion of chocolate, cherries and of course creamy, healthy oats. Cherry on top. Photo Credit: Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Cherry Bomb Oatmeal at Chocolate Covered Katie
Five Minute Chocolate Oatmeal 10 of 21
If you have five minutes, you have time to whip up this dessert breakfast bowl. Satisfy your chocolate craving via a healthy breakfast. Photo Credit: Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie.
Get the recipe for 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal at Chocolate Covered Katie
Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal 11 of 21
Have a chocolate-covered strawberry to start your day! Via this fresh-strawberry-topped bowl of chocolate-y oats. Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Oats at The Oatmeal Artist
Chocolate Almond Coconut Oatmeal 12 of 21
Have a joy-filled morning with this bowl of oatmeal infused with cocoa, almonds and plenty of coconut flavor. Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for Choco-Almond Coconut Oats at The Oatmeal Artist
Almond Joy Oatmeal 13 of 21
Here is another spin on a delicious bowl of coconut, almond, chocolate oats. This one has a rich scoop of nutty almond butter on top. Love that! Photo Credit: Honey What's Cooking.
Get the recipe for Almond Joy Oats at Honey What's Cooking
Baked Cinna Bun Oats 14 of 21
Here is a unique twist on your morning oats - bake them! This "frosting" topped creation tastes and looks like a cozy cinnamon bun. Photo Credit: Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie.
Get the recipe for Baked Cinna Bun Oats at Chocolate Covered Katie
Peanut Butter Breakfast Pudding 15 of 21
What if you called your morning bowl of oats - pudding? Well this peanut butter infused bowl of goodness does just that, and still includes all the healthy qualities of traditional oatmeal. Dive into delicious peanut butter oat pudding. Photo Credit: Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie.
Get the recipe for PB Breakfast Pudding at Chocolate Covered Katie
Double Chocolate Oatmeal 16 of 21
Can you guess the creative ingredient in this bowl of double chocolate oats? Sweet potato! Really. Go on, give it a try the next time you feel like trying something new for breakfast! Photo Credit: Angela, Oh She Glows.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Sweet Potato Oats at Oh She Glows
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal 17 of 21
Everyone loves the simple, classic combination of peanut butter and banana. So try it in your morning bowl of oats! Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for PB Banana Oats at The Oatmeal Artist
Coconut Cream Pie Oatmeal 18 of 21
Satisfy a coconut craving with this Coconut Cream Pie oatmeal. Ultra-creamy - loads of silky coconut flavor in each healthy bite. Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for Coconut Cream Pie Oats at The Oatmeal Artist
Blueberry Muffin Oats 19 of 21
Enjoy all the flavor of a warm, baked blueberry muffin - via your morning bowl of oats! Photo Credit: Lauren, The Oatmeal Artist.
Get the recipe for Blueberry Muffin Oats at The Oatmeal Artist
PB Cup Baked Oats 20 of 21
These baked oats have all the flavor and richness of a dessert-approved peanut butter cup. Satisfy a morning chocolate craving with this delicious creation. Photo Credit: Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie.
Get the recipe for PB Cup Baked Oats at Chocolate Covered Katie
Carrot Cake Oatmeal 21 of 21
Golden carrot cake flavors infuse this creamy bowl of oatmeal - maple syrup and coconut milk cream drizzled on top. Yum! Photo Credit: Angela, Oh She Glows.
Get the recipe for Carrot Cake Oats at Oh She Glows
slide-show photo credits: Oh She Glows, Chocolate Covered Katie, The Oatmeal Artist, Healthy Happy Life, Honey What’s Cooking & Bakerita
note: to keep all the recipes vegan – be sure to use non-dairy milk and chocolate/cacao options.
Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life.
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