You Should Really Consider Adding Oats to Your Burgers and Shakes (Seriously!)
Humble rolled oats can be the foundation for more than just muesli and hot cereal.
We tried using oats in place of bread crumbs for a gluten-free veggie burger, and the results were divine (just be sure to look for oats labeled "gluten-free," as some are processed in facilities that handle wheat). Craving something with a little get-up-and-go? Whip up a caffeine-injected smoothie, packed with rolled oats, a healthy warm-weather breakfast we can definitely get behind. Feeling slightly less adventurous? Cooked pilaf-style, like rice, oats become a hearty base for savory breakfast bowls. We take ours with spinach and eggs but won't tell if you add a couple of slices of crispy bacon.
These vegetarian burger patties are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with Southwest flavor. Serve on a bun or in a lettuce wrap, along with tomato, red onion, and a spoonful of salsa.
Get the Recipe: Black Bean-Oat Burger
Intense cold brew coffee is paired with sweet banana and maple syrup for a well-balanced breakfast smoothie that will keep you full until lunch. Oats lend body to the smoothie, while also adding nutritional value.
Get the Recipe: Coffee, Oat, and Maple Smoothie
This breakfast oatmeal takes on a risotto-like texture, thanks to melty cheese, wilted spinach, and a runny egg. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice—or a Bloody Mary.
Get the Recipe: Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs