Year of Oats

These 12 seasonal dishes prove that hearty oats should never be limited to your morning oatmeal. 

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Breakfast and Beyond

Fiber-rich oats are a breakfast staple, but Food Network Kitchen proves they can do so much more. Eat your way through a year of oats, from summery snacks like blueberry-oat ice pops to an oat risotto perfect for a cold-weather dinner.

January: Healthy Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas Over Oats

Eating black-eyed peas and greens on New Year's Day is thought to bring good fortune for the rest of the year (thanks to the peas' resemblance to coins and the greens' to folded dollar bills). Combine these with steel-cut oats for a dish that's packed with fiber, protein and, hopefully, a bit of luck!

Get the Recipe: Healthy Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas Over Oats

February: Healthy Oatmeal, Date and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies don't taste "healthy," which makes them the perfect way to avoid breaking any eat-better resolutions. Toasting the oats before adding them to the batter helps maintain their chewy texture, even after baking.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Oatmeal, Date and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

March: Healthy Oatmeal Bowl with Matcha Yogurt

This healthy, green bowl of oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for St. Patrick's Day (or any day). Protein-rich yogurt and antioxidant-packed matcha green tea will give you a boost of energy and keep you fueled for the day ahead.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Oatmeal with Matcha Yogurt, Pistachios and Apples

April: Healthy Overnight Carrot Cake Oats

Toss together these carrot cake-inspired oats at night and wake up to a sweet, healthy fiber- and protein-packed spring breakfast.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Overnight Carrot Cake Oats

May: Healthy "Tortilla Soup" Oatmeal

You'll never look at oatmeal the same way again after you try this savory "tortilla soup" oatmeal. The savory flavors of tomato, cilantro and lime will remind you of the traditional soup, but the oats add a creaminess that is both filling and satisfying.

Get the Recipe: Healthy "Tortilla Soup" Oatmeal

June: Healthy Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Ice Pops

Blueberries in June are like summer's candy — sweet, juicy and the perfect addition to breakfast ice pops when the temperature soars. Blend the blueberry-and-oat mixture until very smooth to avoid large chunks of oats in the pops. 

Get the Recipe: Healthy Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Ice Pops

July: Healthy Cherry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie

A healthy summer breakfast on the go, this sweet and tart smoothie keeps you full longer than most smoothies, thanks to extra fiber from the oats.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Cherry Almond Oatmeal Smoothie

August: Healthy Baked Tomatoes with Cheesy Oat Crumble

Juicy, ripe August tomatoes are the perfect vehicle for this savory oat crumble, making for a low-calorie side dish that can hold its own alongside grilled chicken or steak at any summer cookout.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Baked Tomatoes with Cheesy Oat Crumble

September: Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

These potassium- and fiber-packed muffins are great as a quick grab-and-go breakfast or after-school snack. Browning the butter adds a nutty, almost caramel-like flavor to the batter, and the sour cream ensures that the muffins stay nice and moist.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

October: Healthy Pumpkin-Oatmeal Bake

A fall breakfast for a crowd is made easy with this hearty, nutritious oatmeal. Canned pumpkin puree (or butternut squash puree) saves time on prep work and is packed with healthy fiber. 

Get the Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin-Oatmeal Bake

November: Healthy Oat Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash

Sage-infused broth perfumes this savory oat risotto with autumnal goodness and turns steel-cut oats into a dinner-worthy vegetarian meal.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Oat Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash

December: Slow-Cooker Healthy Cranberry-Pecan Oatmeal Porridge

Prep this easy, fiber-packed breakfast porridge before you go to bed. All you need to do in the morning is give it a good stir and serve with maple syrup, cranberries and pecans. Add some low-fat eggnog for extra holiday cheer!

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Healthy Cranberry-Pecan Oatmeal Porridge

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