Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: I made some for Lola the other day that just had 1 Cup of Oats, 1 Ripe Banana & a splash of Almond Milk! Baked at 350* for about 10 minutes. They were simple and tasted great. There are great healthy, Oatmeal Cookie recipes on Pinterest!
Oatmeal (for Breakfast or a Snack): I eat my oatmeal with a heaping T of Peanut Butter (melted), Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Cocoa Powder and anything else I am in the mood for (almonds, unsweetened coconut, honey, chocolate chips, Quest Bar.) Some say it is too complicated, but I say it is delicious!!! 🙂 Here is my post about overnight oats!
Oatmeal Pancakes/ Waffles: No Flour, just oat cakes!!! MMMMM. Here is my recipe!
In Smoothies: I added it into my smoothies and to the top to give it a little texture!!!
Make your own Granola: Most Granola you buy in the store has LARGE amounts of sugar. Sugar is the most important ingredient I keep track of when eating.
Ingredients: 4 Cup Oatmeal, 1 T Cinnamon, 1 Cup Almonds (or whatever nuts or seeds you like), 1/2 Dried Fruit, 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut, Sea Salt, 1/4 Cup Honey, 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil or Olive Oil, 1 T Vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients together, Mix the wet ingredients together then spread onto a tray and bake at 350* for about 25-30 minutes. Enjoy on your yogurt, smoothies or eat with some almonds as a snack.
Into Oat Flour (to bake with): Put into a food processor or blender and chop up the oats. They will turn into a fine powder and you can use this to replace flour!
In Meatloaf/ Meatballs: When you make meatballs/meatloaf, often times it calls for Bread Crumbs. Oatmeal is a GREAT, healthy replacement for this!
Topping your Yogurt: Add a little Oatmeal to the top of your Yogurt for a healthy bit of texture (opposed to sugary Granola)
No-Bake Bites: 1 Cup Oatmeal, 2/3 Unsweetened Coconut, 1/2 Cup Nut Butter, 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips, 1/3 (or less) Cup Honey, 1-2 T Chia Seeds, 1 t. Vanilla. Mix all together in a bowl and roll into balls. Good luck in not eating the WHOLE batch!!! 🙂
How do you eat your OATMEAL? Here is my post about the health benefits of oatmeal! Maybe I am obsessed! 😉