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!
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!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls
Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal via The Big Man’s World
Flourless Oatmeal Cookies
Flourless Banana Bread Bars
Flourless Oatmeal Bars
Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies
Sticky Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins
4 Ingredient Protein Bars
No Bake Cinnamon Bun Protein Bars via The Big Man’s World
Strawberry Crumble Cookies
Raspberry Crumble Bars
Vegan Protein Bars via Earth Blokes
Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars via Averie Cooks
Healthy Baked Oatmeal
Protein Overnight Oats
Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie via Running With Spoons
3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies via The Big Man’s World
Vegan Energy Balls via Earth Blokes
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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 🙂
Guess who got the #1 most clicked linkkkkk
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! 😀
You are so welcome, Neil!
No oats recipes here but drooling over the chunky monkey pancakes among others! Love that is is Saturday morning before breakfast for inspiration 🙂
🙂 Your welcome!
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!
That sounds delicious!
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!
For sure! Thanks Dixya!
Thanks for the link up! You know I love my oats 😉
You sure do haha! 🙂
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.
For sure- They sound like a great choice!
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!
Thanks so much, Shashi- Please feel free to link up any two recipes which fit the theme- You could have totally added both hhaha 🙂
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!
Thanks so much, Cassie!
Seriously, that fruit tart. Swoon.
Right? One of the few times I’d enjoy fruit 😉
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.
Thanks so much for linking up- Your recipe had me drooling!
Yes, I LOVE how versatile oats are too. Everything looks amazing. Thanks for hosting the linkup, Arman! 🙂
🙂 Thanks for linking up, Sarah!
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.
Your so welcome, Emilie!
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. 🙂
Please do, Elaine! 🙂
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 🙂
Of course 🙂 Thanks Jess!