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Got some oats to use up? Learn what to make with oatmeal using ingredients you probably have on hand. Easy, simple recipes that will make you drool.

That container of oats has been sitting on your pantry shelf forever.

You bought it with the best of intentions.  But somehow, that fancy Pinterest recipe just didn’t make itself.


The thing is, oatmeal is so cheap.  It would be great to find recipes that are actually good and easy enough to throw together.

Well, you’re in luck!

There are a bunch of recipes out there that you can throw together in a flash.

A lot of these recipes are perfect for using up fruit that’s been left to rot.  Or that lonely container of yogurt that got pushed to the back of the fridge.

Unbelievably (a little, let’s admit it) the best part is that these recipes use up scraps and cheap oatmeal…but they are still delicious!  My kids always get excited when they come in the kitchen and see one of these foods cooling on the counter.


You’re definitely going to want to pin this one.  (Because you’ll actually come back and make these recipes with simple ingredients!)

Easy Recipes With Oats

Want easy oatmeal recipes to use up some of those oats you have on hand? These simple ingredients make breakfast for kids simple and delicious. Lots of healthy ways to use up oatmeal. Quick oats or old fashioned oats work well in these recipes.

Easy On the Go Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

We just love these easy on the go Oatmeal Breakfast Bars.  They’ll take on the flavor of whatever cup of yogurt you use.  So easy to mix it up!

Scrappy Baked Oatmeal

Smelling this baked oatmeal casserole baking is nearly torture.

Oatmeal Cups

These baked banana oatmeal cups are amazing…and surprisingly healthy! (Just 2 T brown sugar, but the kids love them.)

Breakfast Cookies

I have family members with Celiac Disease, so I love that this recipe for oatmeal breakfast cookies is gluten free.  I don’t think you’ll miss it, though.

Or try this recipe for Heathly Apple Pie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (not so gluten free…I’m sure you can use white flour if that’s what you have.).

Overnight Oatmeal

Lots of people swear by overnight oatmeal.  It’s easy to throw together and toss in the fridge so it’s ready the next morning.  This post has 8 different flavors to try!  (I think I’m gonna try the carrot cake one first!)

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Did you also find a wayward can of pumpkin left on your shelf?  Perfect!

I think you’ll love this pumpkin oatmeal any time of the year.  It gives it a whole new flavor (and smells ah-mazing!).

Oatmeal Scotchies

I couldn’t leave Oatmeal Scotchies off my list, because they’re my Hubby’s favorite cookies!  

Breakfast Squares

Love that you can use either bananas (those ones that turned brown overnight would be perfect) or applesauce in these Easy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Squares.  (I won’t tell if you’re chocolate chips aren’t vegan…no worries.)

Easy Oatmeal Banana Bread

Add a yummy twist to your usual banana bread with a hearty helping of oats in this Easy Oatmeal Banana Bread recipe.

Oatmeal Energy Balls

These no bake energy balls are really forgiving.  You can use several different ingredients, so you’re almost sure to have something on hand that will work.

No Bake Cookies

Try this classic No Bake Cookies recipe (like Mom used to make!).

Easy Oatmeal Muffins 

Gosh, that’s a big promise to keep, but I think this recipe might really be the easiest oatmeal muffins ever!

Yum!  How about some Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins?  I have a random bag of cranberries in my freezer that I bought at Christmas time.  Seems like now is the time to use them!

Your house is going to smell a-ma-zing when you pick any of these delicious oatmeal recipes to whip up today!

Want to use up some of the other things you have on hand?  You’ll probably want to check out this list of last minute dinners.  

And if saving money is your jam, you’ll definitely want this shopping list.  It’ll give you a week’s worth of food for a family of 4-6 for just $75!

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