Equally good dunked in a cup of hot coffee or ice cold milk, you likely will be transported back to your childhood with the first bite this old fashioned classic.—Julie RothmanThis recipe is by Julie Rothman and was adapted from a recipe by Cooks Illustrated. This recipe was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
What if you could pump up the nutritional content of your kids’ favorite cookie? That is exactly what I have done with these Loaded Cherry Oatmeal cookies. Sure, they have butter and sugar, but they also have the goodness of whole grains and antioxidant power from dried cherries and my secret ingredient, cacao nibs.Recipe courtesy of West of the Loop
Looking for an easy to make breakfast with some holiday flavor? Add some oatmeal in a slow cooker with gingerbread spices, such as ginger and cinnamon. Serve it with some shredded coconut, nuts, cranberries and more for a sweet treat for breakfast.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
Oatmeal is a dependable and quick breakfast option that's often cooked on the stovetop, but the easiest way to amplify the dish's flavor is by baking it. This easy baked oatmeal recipe uses cinnamon for a simple burst of flavor, but you can easily customize the dish with chocolate chips, banana slices, blueberries and more.This recipe was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
This Instant Pot steel-cut oatmeal is sweet, chewy and never soggy. Your classic oatmeal is spiced up with cinnamon, raisins, creamy milk and plenty of brown sugar. This heartwarming and simple breakfast recipe is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cold morning before rushing to school or work.Recipe courtesy of How to Feed a Loon
I love to have a bowl of piping-hot oatmeal on weekend mornings. While many simply cook their rolled oats in water, with a pinch of salt, it’s a little too restrained for my taste. But, don’t get me wrong — I want to keep my oatmeal healthy. I’ll add a tablespoon of coconut oil, for both a creamy mouth-feel and also the metabolism-boosting qualities, along with some flavoring (like vanilla or almond extracts, depending on my taste), fresh berries or a banana, toasted nuts, and a garnish of shredded coconut. It’s a delicious breakfast that is so much better than plain-Jane oatmeal. During the busy work week, however, I don’t have time to make (and enjoy) this weekend favorite. So, I’ve come up with this easy and healthy baked oatmeal recipe. I’ve subbed steel-cut oats for the classic rolled oats for added fiber and a nutty bite. The addition of frozen fruit adds a sweet touch that is right for breakfast (I’m toying with the idea of making this a savory oatmeal, with the addition of pesto and sundried tomatoes). Cooled and cut into bars, it’s a healthy breakfast that I can eat on the go without feeling guilty. Click here to see 8 Healthy Breakfast Options.
I love chocolate chip cookies. I have rarely looked one in the face and turned it down. But everyone needs a little variety now and again, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies provide just that. These are melty, with bittersweet dark chocolate, chewy dough, and, a surprise nutty oat flavor that makes you think these cookies are actually healthy! (Well, oats are good for you, so there’s that justification.)
These are fun and easy to make and are crazy delicious when dunked in ice-cold milk. They look particularly cute stacked in a mason jar and given as homemade gifts or party favors — give them out with an individual-sized carton of milk and your job is done!
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Although this dessert can be eaten after your meal, it's also great to eat as a post-workout snack. Kristin Reisinger, a sports nutritionist and competitive figure athlete, reported in Fitness Magazine that "protein helps to repair muscle tissue and to replenish glycogen stores." Click here to see the 10 Dessert Recipes for Diabetics (Slideshow)Photo Modified: Flickr/katie