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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

The best breakfast oatmeal recipes for kids. Healthy quick morning breakfast ideas.

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.

Simple Granola With Honey

Simple homemade granola with honey recipe

This delicious recipe for granola with honey is so simple.  But I crave it!  It’s the perfect recipe to fill you up until lunch.

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 the gluten, 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

Overnight oatmeal is a superhero for the anti-morning person.

So easy to throw together, and 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 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

These Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are as easy as cookies to make, but healthy enough to enjoy at breakfast time.

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 Bites

Just four easy ingredients in these Oatmeal Energy Bites make this an easy recipe to make right away.

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!

I have a random bag of cranberries in my freezer that I bought at Christmas time.   This Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins seems like the perfect recipe for that.  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.  

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