With frigid air and wind, the last thing you’re in the mood for after commuting to work is cold yogurt and fruit. To the rescue? A hearty, healthy winter staple: oatmeal. But if you’re anything like us, the same ol’ oat can get old in a big hurry. Don’t worry, there are so many ingenious ways to make your breakfast something you’ll look forward to almost as much as coffee:
Blueberry banana nut oatmeal
Do you have six minutes? Great! You’ve got plenty of time to whip together a well-balanced, healthy breakfast that also tastes amazing. There are only eight ingredients in this tasty blend, and chances are you’ve already got most of them on hand. Learn how to make it at Iowa Girl Eats.
Clean eating apple pie oatmeal
This time of year, no one can judge you for wanting a slice of apple pie, so why not enjoy it first thing in the morning? Some allspice and cinnamon bring out the decadent flavor of this recipe, and a dab of honey gives it just the right amount of sweet. Find the recipe at The Gracious Pantry.
Carrot cake oatmeal
Dessert, anyone? Not quite. This recipe’s flavor comes from spices like ginger, cloves and nutmeg — not mounds of sugar. But if you want to think of it as a dessert for breakfast, far be it from us to stop you. Get the recipe from An Edible Mosaic.
Coconut Paleo oatmeal
And a little something for our Paleo friends: The “oats” here are actually coconut milk, coconut flakes, coconut flour and mashed bananas. Not to mention, it’s packed with superfoods and easy to customize to your personal craving. Find out how to make it at Holistic Health Herbalist.
Cinnamon roll oatmeal
Yes! Finally, a guilt-free way to enjoy this gooey breakfast staple. Mother Thyme’s recipe is a three-parter with oats, topping and a glaze all counting separately, which gives you the control to make it as slim, or indulgent, as you want.
Baked peach almond oatmeal
One for all the people-feeding crowds out there, a big-batch baked oatmeal from Two Peas and Their Pod is simple enough to make, but even better to eat.