Oats are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and can be used in various ways. For example, they can be ground into flour and used in baking to add texture, substance, and nutrients to your recipes. Oats are also great for skincare when ground into a fine powder. We have compiled some of our favorite oats recipes we have developed over the years, and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Here are some of our best oat recipes for you to try.
Oats are an incredibly versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in various dishes and products. They are easy to make, budget-friendly, and filling, making them an excellent choice for supporting weight loss. They don’t require bees for pollination, but they pair well with honey. Oats can be sweetened with fruit and are often used to thicken stews and soups. They can even be made into milk by following a recipe for homemade almond milk and substituting oats for almonds. During the winter, oats become a staple in our diets, appearing in dishes like oatmeal for breakfast and as a snack.
Enjoy these Easy Oats Recipes
Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? In honor of this special occasion, we are celebrating the versatility and goodness of oats with a round-up of our favorite recipes. We are always amazed to learn about unique celebrations that align with our mission to be Bee Inspired, and National Oatmeal Month is no exception. If you’re a fan of gluten-free grains, these recipes are sure to hit the spot. Enjoy these oats recipes and celebrate the wild oat all month long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Oatmeal (the right way)
When you think of making oatmeal, you might be tempted to rip open a store-bought pouch and cover it in hot water. Please, don’t! Making oatmeal from scratch is the way to go. Only use natural fruit, unprocessed sweeteners like honey, and good-for-you ingredients like cocoa nibs and nuts. When you use natural ingredients, you can control exactly what goes into your body. For health-centered New Year’s resolutions, this is essential! Ts.
Other great add-ins to oats recipes are:
- chia seeds
- raw unsweetened coconut shreds
- fruit or berries
- a fried egg (for something savory)
- pumpkin puree (not pie filling) and cinnamon
You may wonder, are oats high in fiber?
The answer is yes! A half-cup serving has about 4 grams of fiber, which can be increased by adding in fruits or other healthy toppings. You should aim to eat about 30 grams of whole grain a day. Whole grains are great for your body, providing long-lasting energy to keep you going and heart-healthy chemical compounds.
How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good.
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.
Warm Peach Oatmeal Recipe reminds brings the summer fruit forward to winter.
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.
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.
Our Favorite Overnight Oats Recipes
This blog would not be complete if we did not include our coveted overnight oat recipes. Whoever invented overnight oats is a complete genius. It’s so simple yet so delicious and highly flexible and ever-so-convenient. You really should try these recipes. They are fabulous.
Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats
Chocolate Overnight Oats are a great start to any day of the week. Having a busy day doesn’t mean you can neglect your health. If anything, you need to protect your health and wellness even more when you’re busy so you’ll have the stamina you need to get through the tough times. That’s one reason we love to create easy, healthy meals. The flavor in this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats is fantastic. You might find yourself looking forward to getting up for another bowl tomorrow!
Overnight Peanut Butter Oats
My three favorite ingredients are chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. Mix them, and you get a breakfast that is as delicious as it is nutritious and satisfying. See how easy it is to make these oats!
Oats recipes for your body
Oats are an excellent plant for use in skincare. They nourish and soothe irritated, dry skin, and assist with exfoliation thanks to their texture. You’re probably familiar with colloidal oat baths to treat eczema, sunburn, or poison ivy exposure to help soothe and calm the skin. This ritual works due to the chemical compounds found within the plant, which act as mild anti-inflammatory agents when applied topically.
Milk and Honey Mask for face and body
The next time you’re plagued with itchy, flaky skin, draw yourself a bath with milk, honey, and oats. Use homemade almond milk and add in your favorite essential oils for an experience that will turn your bathtub into a spa.
We like to swap out the dairy for organic oat milk you can make yourself. Or, if your face is inflamed or irritated, use oats to calm it down; you can whip up this easy oats recipe with milk, honey, and oatmeal. If you don’t use dairy, replace it with warm green tea for a kick of antioxidants plus a dose of skin-tightening caffeine. Your complexion will thank you. You could also add in a spoonful of matcha powder to achieve the same results.
This Bee Well DIY mask also features this month’s favorite oatmeal ingredient!
It also boasts some of our other favorite ingredients including oils and pink clay. This treatment is perfect for the wintertime when dry air can throw your skin into a tizzy. We notice when the weather shifts in any direction, and so does our skin. This mask helps.
If a DIY oat skincare regimen with our oats recipes is not your speed, we have Bee-Inspired Mask products ready for you.
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.