Hearty Recipes Made With Oats

a.k.a. Rolled Oats and/or Oatmeal

Here are several hearty recipes made with oatmeal. Oatmeal, also known as oats or rolled oats, has long had the claim as a superfood.

  • 01 of 08

    Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

    Oatmeal walnut cookies

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    These oatmeal walnut cookies have a wonderfully chewy texture and a want-at-least-one-more taste.

  • 02 of 08

    No-Bake Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies

    No bake oatmeal cookies

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    If you're looking for a recipe that doesn't have nuts or peanut butter in it, then look no further. This is a classic recipe that's especially perfect for summer when you don't want to add extra heat in your home by turning on the oven. It's also perfect for kids who want to help make something scrumptious in the kitchen.

  • 03 of 08

    Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    Banana Oatmeal Cookies

     Kristina Vanni 

    Although filled with healthy ingredients like bananas, oatmeal, and walnuts, these cookies have all the familiar flavors of an oatmeal cookie, making for a delicious breakfast treat, after school snack, and hand-held dessert. Make a batch for the cookie jar and watch these treats disappear.

  • 04 of 08

    Oatmeal Bread

    Oatmeal bread

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    Oatmeal bread, a heavy bread, is outstanding when it's either served warm from the oven or toasted with peanut butter on it. This is one of the bread my dad used to make for me.

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  • 05 of 08

    Savory Oatmeal


    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 

    For an alternative to creamy grits, try this easy-to-make hearty bowl of savory oatmeal with bacon, eggs, and cheese. Quick in the kitchen and light on the wallet, the comforting flavor calls to mind your favorite weekend diner while the fiber keeps you full until lunch.

  • 06 of 08

    Oatmeal Bar Cookies

    Oatmeal bars

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    Although you can make these Oatmeal Cookies into regular drop cookies, we prefer making them into bar cookies. They are better than any store-bought breakfast bar.

  • 07 of 08

    Apple Crisp

    Apple crumble

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    This is one of the simplest desserts you can make. This apple crisp is made with layered apples topped with an oatmeal/spice and butter mixture.

  • 08 of 08

    English Flapjacks

    English flapjacks

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    We always thought that flapjacks were pancakes. Not in England they're not. These English flapjacks are kind of a bar cookie that is made with three kinds of oats.