Twelve things to make with Oats

Twelve things to make with Oats

Get ready to discover the incredible versatility of oats in the kitchen! These little powerhouses can transform your recipes, bringing texture, substance, and a whole lot of goodness. Picture this: your baked treats coming out of the oven, boasting that beautiful oat-adorned crust. And guess what? Oats aren't just for baking, my friend. When ground into a fine powder, they work wonders for your skin too! But that's not all – we've got a treat for you. We've handpicked some of our all-time favorite oat recipes that we've perfected over the years. Trust us, you're in for a treat! So, without further ado, let's dive right into these sensational oat recipes and start unleashing your inner culinary genius. Get ready to be amazed!

Strawberry Overnight Oats by Bee Inspired

Oats are a versatile, nutritious ingredient. They're easy to make, budget-friendly, and filling, making them great for weight loss. They can be used in various dishes, sweetened with fruit, and used to thicken stews and soups. You can even make oat milk by substituting oats for almonds in a homemade almond milk recipe. Oats are a winter staple, appearing in dishes like oatmeal for breakfast and snacks.

Oats are also high in fiber. A half-cup serving contains approximately 4 grams of fiber, and you can increase this by adding fruits or other healthy toppings. Aim to consume around 30 grams of whole grains daily. Whole grains are excellent for providing sustained energy and promoting heart health.

Enjoy these Easy Oats Recipes

January is National Oatmeal Month, and we're celebrating with a roundup of our favorite recipes. We love discovering unique celebrations, like this one, that align with our mission at Bee Inspired. If you're a fan of gluten-free grains, these recipes are for you. Enjoy and celebrate the wild oat all month long!

Sweet Treats with Oats

Let’s call this recipe liquid oats with peaches. You’ll enjoy this any time of the year, as long as you have fresh frozen peaches! It’s a peach smoothie made with oats.

Peach smoothies by Bee Inspired

Oat Bran Muffins are healthy but still yummy, a treat you can bake up for breakfast or a snack. They’re very filling, and you can easily add in cranberries, shredded carrot, or nuts to personalize it to your tastes.

Oat Bran Muffins by Bee Inspired

Another baked goodie is our Oatmeal Cookie recipe. A winter classic, these cookies are soft and delicious when fresh-baked. Try using whatever dried fruit you like, and grate a little orange zest over top to make them extra special.

Oatmeal Cookies on a tray by Bee Inspired

We have just the recipe for those who don’t like to bake! No-bake Honey Nut Balls. Namely, Marly shared her energy-packed, simple no-bake energy balls. Blend the ingredients together, roll, and chill for a portable snack ready in minutes.

Honey nut balls in a white bowl by Bee Inspired

How to Make Oatmeal (the right way)

When making oatmeal, skip the store-bought pouches and opt for homemade. Use natural fruit, unprocessed sweeteners like honey, and wholesome ingredients like cocoa nibs and nuts. With natural ingredients, you have full control over what you consume, which is crucial for health-focused New Year's resolutions.

Other great add-ins to oatmeal recipes are:

  • chia seeds
  • raw unsweetened coconut shreds
  • fruit or berries
  • a fried egg (for something savory)
  • pumpkin puree (not pie filling) and cinnamon

Stay warm with oatmeal

Cooked oatmeal can taste even better than overnight oats. Nothing like a bowl of warm oatmeal on a cold winter morning. It warms you from head to toe. Cooked fruits are excellent in warm oats, as they release a delicate natural sweetness.

This Power Porridge is made with quinoa, also. This morning porridge packs a mean punch. You can count on lots of protein with your carbs. This is a perfect post-workout meal.

Power porridge by Bee Inspired in a bowl on a white table

Warm Peach Oatmeal makes good use of the soft, sweet fruit by incorporating it into the rest of the ingredients as they cook. I use frozen peaches in the winter when I need a little sunshine.

Warm peach oatmeal in a bowl on a wooden table by Bee Inspired

This Hot Oatmeal with fruit recipe is perfect for the winter. My favorite winter fruit is the apple. It’s warm and comforting, with just the right amount of sweetness. Add in your favorite toppings to make them unique. Try it. It’s wonderful.

Hot oatmeal in a green bowl with apples by Bee Inspired

Our Favorite Overnight Oats Recipes

We love sharing our coveted overnight oat recipes. Overnight oats are simple, delicious, and flexible. You should definitely try these fabulous recipes!

Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats: Start your day right with these fantastic oats. The flavor is amazing, and you might find yourself looking forward to another bowl tomorrow!

Chocolate overnight oats by Bee Inspired in a small glass bowl

Overnight Peanut Butter Oats: Combine chocolate, peanut butter, and banana for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. See how easy it is to make these oats!

Overnight peanut butter oats in a glass jar next to chia seeds and peanut butter

Oats for your Skin

Oats are a fantastic addition to skincare routines. They nourish and soothe dry, irritated skin while gently exfoliating. Colloidal oat baths are well-known for their ability to soothe eczema, sunburn, and poison ivy exposure. These benefits come from the plant's natural chemical compounds, which act as mild anti-inflammatory agents when applied topically.

Honey oat scrub in a small glass bowl with a wooden spoon in it

Face and Body Mask with Oats

When your skin needs some TLC, make a soothing bath using milk, honey, and oats. Opt for homemade almond milk and add your favorite essential oils for a spa-like experience. For a calming effect on inflamed or irritated skin, use oatmeal with milk and honey. If dairy isn't your thing, swap it with warm green tea for antioxidants and caffeine. Give your complexion a boost by adding a spoonful of matcha powder. Your skin will thank you.

a bowl of oats next to a glass of milk

The Bee Well DIY Face Mask includes this month's favorite ingredient, oatmeal, along with oils and pink clay. It's perfect for the winter when dry air can affect your skin. This mask helps keep your skin balanced during weather changes.

Bee Well DIY Face Mask in a white bowl next to a brush

If a DIY oat skincare regimen with our oats recipes is not your speed, we have Bee-Inspired Mask products ready for you.

Bee Inspired's Calming Mask

Our Calming Mask is made with oat powder, clays, and lavender buds to calm redness and irritations on the skin and body. Mix with Honey Body Scrub for an incredibly moisturizing, enzyme-rich treatment.

Bee Inspired's Original Honey Body Scrub

So, there you have it! Oats are a versatile and healthful ingredient perfect for making delicious recipes. Not only can they be used to make delectable dishes, but outside the body as a spa-like skin treatment too! From breakfast meals to desserts, oats provide a wholesome and palatable option no matter what kind of culinary adventure you’re on. Plus, you can feel good knowing that the brand behind your favorite oat products supports environmental sustainability and philanthropy efforts. So why wait? Give any of our recipes a try and share them with us on social media - we’d love to see what yummy treats you create! Ready to get cooking?

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