15 Tasty Recipes For Making Oatmeal Less Boring

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11. Almond and Apricot Oatmeal

Simply too good for words!


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons of almonds, chopped
  • Pinch of salt (if the nuts are salted, skip this)


Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Continue to stir until you see small speckles in the butter that turn brown. Immediately add the oats and toast them over low heat, stirring constantly, until the oats are lightly toasted. Add all remaining ingredients and return the fire to medium high. Bring to a boil, then reduce the fire to a simmer. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the oats have cooked, serve immediately. You can top with a few more almonds for garnish.


12. Banana Oatmeal

When you have overripe bananas, don’t pitch them in the trash, slice them and freeze them for your oatmeal for later. While you are cooking your oatmeal, add one of those frozen bananas to your oatmeal. It will literally melt into the oatmeal, making it fluffy and very sweet. You can also top it with some fresh banana slices just before you serve it.


13. Strawberry Oatmeal


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey


Add everything to a pot except for the pumpkin seeds. Cook over medium high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Be sure everything is well mixed. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 or 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the strawberries are very soft and the oats are cooked. Serve immediately and garnish with pumpkin seeds.


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14. Jam It Up Oatmeal

If you are out of fresh fruit, you can always stir in some jam instead. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Pineapple, apple butter, grape, or blackberry jam makes for a really interesting change of pace from the usual strawberry jam.


15. Coconut Milk Oatmeal

For some subtle flavor, simply substitute coconut milk for regular milk. You can also toast some freshly grated coconut in a bit of butter and add this to your oatmeal in addition to the coconut milk. Of course, if you are a huge coconut fan, toast some coconut, use coconut milk, and then add more coconut to the top for coconut overload!






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