January is National Oatmeal Month. It makes sense, really, when you think about cold, grey mornings and getting ready for a new day. Starting it of with a bit of warm something to stick with you and keep you going until lunchtime is a wonderful start.
Still, I’m often bored by the prospect of a single bowl of oatmeal with a bit of cream, brown sugar and raisins. It’s good for a day or two, but then it loses its mojo, and it’s time to switch it up. Here are a few more ways you can get your oats and enjoy them too.
Kale and Poached Eggs 1 of 9I'll eat just about anything topped with a poached egg, and oatmeal is no exception.
Make Savory Oatmeal with Kale and Poached Eggs via Rice & Wheat
Nutella Baked Oatmeal 2 of 9Nutella fans will want to try this one out. A bit of the chocolatey hazelnut spread is mixed in with oatmeal before baking it to a rich, breakfast perfection.
Make Nutella Baked Oatmeal
Banana Blueberry Oat Bread 3 of 9Banana bread, a perennial favorite, gets a boost by adding rolled oats, which give it texture, a nutty flavor and loads of nutrients; blueberries, a super food bursting with antioxidants, bring sweet tang and moistness.
Make Banana Blueberry Oat Bread
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 4 of 9The perfect breakfast do-ahead for busy mornings. This is one the kids will love and be glad to grab as they run out the door.
Make Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
Apple Pie Oatmeal 5 of 9A warm bowl of apple pie for breakfast? Who could say no to that?
Make Apple Pie Oatmeal
Olive Oil Granola 6 of 9A balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and good fats with all the benefits of heart healthy olive oil make a complete breakfast.
Make Olive Oil Granola
Oatmeal-on-the-Go 7 of 9For those busy mornings when you need to grab and eat at the office, these oatmeal jars will be your best friend.
Make Oatmeal-on-the-Go via The Kitchn
Pumpkin Pie 8 of 9Vegan pumpkin pie oatmeal gives you plenty of vitamin-rich pumpkin along with your bowl of oats.
Make Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Savory Oatmeal 9 of 9Oatmeal doesn't have to mean sweet, and when paired with a bit of kabocha squash, it can be even better savory.
Make Savory Oatmeal via VKRees Photography
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