It’s National Oatmeal Month and we celebrate this ancient grain every month, not just in January. Oatmeal is one of the first cereals cultivated by man and more than 75 percent of Americans say they eat oatmeal, in some form for breakfast, according to One Green Planet. In addition, oats are heart-healthy and can help lower the rates for Type 2 diabetes.
Because we love the versatility and benefits oatmeal brings to our lives, we offer some of our favorite Food Channel and Guest Chef Network recipes for National Oatmeal Month.
Take a break from the usual brownies and create a dessert that’s full of good stuff, like apples and oatmeal. Why Try? First of all, it’s sweet and yummy—consider the wholesome goodness of oatmeal and apples as a bonus! Recipe here.
Don’t skip the opportunity to make your own homemade oatmeal bars; they have a chewy density that the commercial products may lack. A well-known partner to oats, the flavor of rhubarb combines beautifully with the oatmeal bar. In fact, it may be one of the greatest flavor combinations ever! Recipe here.
This fruity and fresh oatmeal morning starter is a great way to start your day out with plenty of energy. Not only do mango and coconut make the perfect fruit combination, but the fiber in the oatmeal is great for your digestive system, making this recipe the ultimate healthy breakfast. Recipe here.
This healthy breakfast bowl uses three different sources of fiber to pack half your daily fiber intake into one meal. With thirteen grams of fiber, this pumpkin spice bowl is a great way to start your day with a tasty meal that packs tons of health benefits. Recipe here.
Along with baked apples, we also have three great ideas for incorporating them into a Baked Apple Oatmeal, Baked Apple Overnight Oats, and a Baked Apple Parfait. Recipes here.
Here’s an easy way to take breakfast with you, or enjoy it at home. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory with a lot of health thrown in! If you love oatmeal, and you love pecan pie, you’ll LOVE this! Recipe here.