Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

This breakfast indulgence is a hearty way to start the day without any unnecessary calories to weigh you down.

Overnight Oatmeal

Start this slow-cooker oatmeal before bedtime and wake up to a tasty and healthy breakfast. Alton Brown uses dried cranberries and dried figs to add a sweet and tangy element to this breakfast bowl.  

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"Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal

This isn't just any old oatmeal. It's like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has got tasty nuts, sweet banana, rich cocoa and just enough chocolate chips to give you both a healthy fix and a sweet one at the same time.  

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Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Alton sautes steel-cut oats (or pinhead oats, as they're referred to in England) in butter so the natural sugar in the oats will caramelize and develop a toasty taste. Keep an eye on the pan, though, so it doesn't burn.

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Honey Apple Compote

Oats have a tendency to get gummy in pancakes, but when they're blended with the whole-wheat flour, they stay light in the batter while adding a nice nuttiness. Low-fat milk saves calories and leaves room for melted butter in the batter. The apple compote takes the place of syrup and is sweetened by unrefined natural sugars.

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No-Cook Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal

Throw together this healthy oatmeal the night before and enjoy it the next morning. It's great cold, but if you prefer a little warmth, remove the lid and microwave the oatmeal until hot, about 1 minute.  

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Slow-Cooker Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

This whole-grain porridge is a healthy way to start the day. Dehulled or hull-less barley is unprocessed and takes longer to cook than pearled barley; use either for this recipe (servings of fiber will differ).

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Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie

This tropical-inspired smoothie is packed with fiber (6 grams per serving), thanks to the fruit and the clever addition of rolled oats. Feel free to take a tip from us and add oats — and thus fiber — to your favorite smoothie, too.  

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Oatmeal

Sure, oatmeal's great with cinnamon and sugar. For a twist, try this savory take: oatmeal paired with the classic combo of ham, eggs and cheese.  

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Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

Go beyond basic oats and add pearl barley or farro and farina to your breakfast mixture. Cook everything in a rice cooker well in advance of breakfast time; just set the timer.   

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Berry-Oatmeal Bake

This breakfast bake is easy on the calories and fat and as pretty as a picture. With its berries and oat-almond topping, it's almost like a tart, sweet fruit cobbler-great with a little Greek yogurt or milk on top.

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Spinach, Tomato and Feta Oatmeal

This satisfying dish takes a traditional breakfast favorite and turns it into a savory version with an almost risotto-like texture. It's great served warm or at room temperature. 

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Peachy Oat Smoothie

There are few things in life that are as glorious as a juicy, ripe summer peach. This smoothie combines peaches with heart-healthy oats that are plumped and softened in hot water to add body and creaminess.  

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Savory Curry Granola with Coconut Oil, Nuts and Seeds

Chef and trainer Eddie Jackson amps up the flavor of traditional granola with warm and spicy curry powder.

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