Looking for ways to use extra oats from the pantry? These delicious and simple oat recipes are the best, super easy to make, and great healthy options for any meal. Family-friendly with so many recipes, oats are some of our favorite foods to cook with. The options are truly endless when it comes to oats which is why we always keep some in our pantries!
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Why Oats Are The Best
Oats are super versatile and last a long time, and those reasons are why we like cooking with oats so much! Suitable for breakfast, oats contain a very large amount of protein and fiber per serving, which means almost anyone can enjoy a bowl of oats first thing in the morning.
A great idea for breakfast, oats are also really great in desserts or healthy snacks! From clean and flavorful cookies to a large baked oatmeal filled with fresh fruit, oats come in handy all year long. We like to buy oats because they are so cheap and they store so well in our pantries or freezers.
What is the difference between steel cut and rolled oats?
Steel cut oats are oats that have been chopped into smaller sizes. Rolled oats are just oats that have been steamed and rolled to remove the husk. Rolled oats tend to be a bit more thick and have more of a natural shape to them. We tend to buy rolled oats, but any oat will work for these easy recipes!
The Best Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are some of the best breakfast recipes we love to use in our homes. Very easy to just pull out of our refrigerators for quick breakfast, the entire family enjoys these overnight oats! This easy breakfast idea is incredibly versatile, too, so mix things up with dehydrated fruit and seeds or fresh berries and almond butter. Super healthy and fun to eat, these oats are are perfect for breakfast or even dessert!
Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe
The Best Pumpkin Overnight Oats Recipe
Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe
Best Keto Overnight Oats Recipe
Steel Cut Oatmeal
Oatmeal is a great option for breakfast. With so many varieties for toppings, there are endless ways to eat oatmeal every morning of the week! Oatmeal can be made either in the Instant Pot or stove-top, and both ways are super easy to make! Curious how to make oatmeal with an Instant Pot or stove-top? This tutorial teaches everything one may need to know about making oatmeal!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Low-Carb Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Strawberry Steel Cut Oats
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Granola bar recipes are a great way to use up any oats that may be in the pantry. Snack bars made out of granola are perfect for mid-day snacks, day hiking, running errands, or light breakfasts. The entire family will love these healthy granola bar recipes that come together within minutes!
5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Chewy Granola Bars
Apple Quinoa Granola Bars
Chewy Granola Bars With Almond And Cranberry
Pumpkin Granola Bars
Strawberry Granola Bars
Maple Peanut Butter Pecan Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal cookies are a great way to squeeze in some yummy flavors with healthy ingredients. Gluten-free and delicious, these cookies made with oats are perfect for snacking or breakfast. These are some of our favorite flavors of cookies!
Carrot Cake Cookies
Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
No Bake Energy Bites
Energy bites are the best way to squeeze in some additional protein for the morning or throughout the day. Suitable for children and adults, energy bites with oats are super delicious and healthy! No baking required and mess-free, we love these protein balls!
Banana Nut Energy Bites
Carrot Cake Energy Bites
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites
Apple Energy Bites
Cranberry Energy Bites
Almond Joy Energy Bites
Coconut Energy Bites
Lemon Energy Bites
Baked oatmeal is great for either breakfast or dessert! Not only does it make a satisfying warm treat, but the chilled leftovers of baked oatmeal recipes are delicious! Baked oatmeal is a great way to use up any oats and fruit that may be hanging around the kitchen.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
Berry Baked Oatmeal
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Raspberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
Lemon Baked Oatmeal Cups
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate
Honey Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Healthy Granola Recipes
These are some of our other favorite recipes that use oats! These granola recipes are super easy to make in addition to just being so shelf-stable! Granola is the BEST type of pantry food that will stick around for a while, and not only will it last, but it is so versatile with berries, dehydrated fruit, seeds, nuts, and so much more.
Carrot Cake Granola
Coconut Cardamom Granola
Banana Nut Granola
Pomegranate Double Chocolate Granola
Gingerbread Granola Clusters
Our Other Favorite Easy Recipes
- Berry Chia Overnight Oats by Pinch of Yum
- Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars by Pinch of Yum
- Granola Bars – 12 Ways
- Baked Oatmeal