15 Delicious Healthy Recipes Using Oats



15 EASY, delicious and healthy recipes using oats that AREN’T Just oatmeal- Vegan, gluten free and dairy free recipes all with oats in them! 

Easy and healhy breakfast, dessert and snacks that all use oats in them- Energy balls, no bake bars, muffins, cakes and bars and more!

thick and chewy flourless banana oatmeal breakfast bars with chocolate chips

What can you do with oats?

Oats come in three popular forms- Rolled oats, quick oats, and steel-cut oats. They can also come in lesser known forms, like oat bran and oat flour.

Rolled oats, quick oats, steel-cut oats, and oat bran can all be enjoyed as oatmeal or overnight oats.

All forms of oats, along with oat flour, can also be used in many more ways, including baking, desserts, and snacks.

Can you eat raw oats?

Besides steel-cut oats, you can technically eat oats raw. However, the texture is chewy and lacks any real flavor.

It can be added in its raw state to many things, like yogurt, smoothies and even used to coat proteins, replacing breadcrumbs.

Is eating oats good for weight loss?

Oats contain fiber, protein and slow-releasing carbs, and are a fantastic food to include in any diet- weight loss, weight gain or just general health.

Oats, when eaten in a healthy recipe, is fantastic for weight loss, as the higher fiber helps you stay fuller and satisfied for longer!

What can I make with oats besides oatmeal?

A PLETHORA of things! That is why I have created this post, for the BEST recipes using oats, that AREN’T oatmeal.

Well… a few will be oatmeal.

We have breakfast cookies, breakfast bars, chocolate cakes, muffins and no-bake recipes- Something for everyone to ensure you DON’T need to just make oatmeal when you buy oats!

Oatmeal Brownies

oatmeal brownies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls


No Bake Gluten Free Vegan Energy Bites recipe


Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal via The Big Man’s World

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Flourless Oatmeal Cookies

3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies with chocolate chips


Flourless Banana Bread Bars

Easy banana bread bars with no flour, no sugar and no butter! Vegan, gluten free and paleo option.


Flourless Oatmeal Bars

Flourless Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

cinnamon roll oatmeal

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal 

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins

Flourless Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins recipe


Banana Pancakes

vegan banana pancakes

4 Ingredient Protein Bars

no bake protein bars


No Bake Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars via The Big Man’s World

Healthy No Bake Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars-Just 10 minutes and 1 bowl to whip these up- Soft, chewy and no refrigeration needed- They taste like dessert! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free + paleo option!}- thebigmansworld.com


Strawberry Crumble Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Crumble Bar Cookies recipe- perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Easy Vegan Raspberry Crumble Bars recipe made keto and paleo!

Vegan Protein Bars via Earth Blokes

Vegan protein bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars via Averie Cooks 

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble bars

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Easy Vegan Baked Oatmeal recipe with chocolate chips and cocoa powder

Protein Overnight Oats

Overnight Protein Oats with peanut butter on top

Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie via Running With Spoons

overnight oatmeal smoothie

3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies via The Big Man’s World

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Vegan Energy Balls via Earth Blokes

vegan energy balls

Healthy And Unique Recipes using oats- Mouthwatering recipes perfect for any occasion and ALL healthy!  

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I think this link-up is a pretty cool idea. I hope many people contribute for a great list of recipes. I have oats in different forms almost every day. But as much as I rack my brain I can’t come up with a savory recipe I tried. Maybe I find some inspiration here 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to see all of the oats recipes! I think I’ll be pinning everything here. This is a great idea! Thanks you guys! 😀

  3. No oats recipes here but drooling over the chunky monkey pancakes among others! Love that is is Saturday morning before breakfast for inspiration 🙂

  4. I think the most unique way to eat oats – is savory style 😉 One day I made some kind of plain oatmeal pancake (just oats and egg) and added tomato sauce and cheese on top. So good!

  5. this is a great roundup..i always have a container of oats and since im not a big fan of oatmeal, i like when i have other ideas!

  6. I’m totally enjoying this as I eat some baked oatmeal! I go through so many canisters of them, but I am always happy with more options of what to do with them! I’ve been eyeing those chunky monkey pancakes for too long! Time for me to make them.

  7. Seriously LOVE this new series!!! I usually take weekends off but I am gonna have to make an exception for this series that you and Amanda are doing! Fantastic!
    The most unique way I’ve eaten oats is in a “Skillet Baked Oatmeal Risotto” – it was savory and had ‘shrooms in it – I probably should have shared that one but I already attached the adapted beetified chocolate cake from POY. Happy Saturday Arman!

    1. Thanks so much, Shashi- Please feel free to link up any two recipes which fit the theme- You could have totally added both hhaha 🙂

  8. So many recipes with so many feels! I was ECSTATIC to see Ambitious Kitchen, Running with Spoons and Running to the Kitchen because I love their blogs too! I cannot wait to try these recipes out because they look absolutely amazing. Great picks this week!

  9. Whooooa did I fall off the face of the earth last weekend? Totally did not know what was going on here. But no fear, I’ve now caught myself up with your post from last weekend. This is awesome! What a fun and generous link up! Oh you two. Always thinking of us hungry folk.

  10. Yes, I LOVE how versatile oats are too. Everything looks amazing. Thanks for hosting the linkup, Arman! 🙂

  11. I just clicked on this to read it (because I love your blog, duh) and totally didn’t expect my almond butter bars to be there! Thanks so much for sharing <333 These all look SO good.

  12. I really love these series, and you picked a great assortment of recipes. I just bought some oats in bulk, and I can’t wait to try some of these out. 🙂

  13. I love using oats for muffins – so much fiber packed into a little muffin cup 🙂 I’ll try and remember to link up when I get back home and onto my laptop 🙂