14 Oatmeal Recipes That Are Seriously Comforting (and Healthy!)

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Whether you prefer your breakfast bowl sweet or savory; hot or cold (ahem, made overnight), oatmeal is a genius breakfast or snack idea. It's easy to make, incredibly versatile, and affordable. Oats are basically the original shelf-stable superfood, too—they're packed with plenty of heart-healthy fiber that'll keep you full until lunchtime rolls around. Read on for 14 delicious, quick-cooking hot cereal recipes that will give you new reasons to rise and shine.

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Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds
Jen Causey

What's not to love about a delicious dish that basically cooks itself? If you're short on time in the morning, you can prep this bowl of overnight oats in the evening and wake up to a hearty, healthy breakfast treat.

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Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs

A savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn’t know you needed in your life. Get the recipe for Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs.
Greg DuPree

A heaping bowl of savory oatmeal is always healthy way to start your day, especially if the idea of quick sugar fixes like cereal just isn't your thing. To make things speedier, you can prep the oatmeal the evening before—or meal prep oats on the weekend in a big batch, then portion out enough for your day. When you're ready to eat, you need only focus on poaching your egg, which makes this incredibly hearty and healthy breakfast easy enough for a weekday.

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
A Sweet Pea Chef

This easy, healthy recipe for overnight oatmeal uses canned pumpkin, making it a fun, festive fall breakfast treat. It's the perfect way to use up the leftovers from your pie-baking session, too. The bowl may have minimal ingredients, but it maxes out big on flavor and velvety-smooth texture.

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Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds

Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds
Con Poulos

A bowl of warm oatmeal is a blank slate for flavor, which is why tart cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment. Simply spoon canned cranberry sauce on top of creamy oats.

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Oatmeal With Blueberries, Sunflower Seeds, and Agave

Oatmeal With Blueberries, Sunflower Seeds, and Agave
Danny Kim

Change up your usual sweetener with agave, a low-glycemic nectar with a mild, neutral flavor.

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Oatmeal With Mango and Coconut

Oatmeal With Mango and Coconut
Danny Kim

Turn breakfast into a tropical treat with toasted coconut and diced fresh mango.

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Oatmeal With Cheddar and Scallion

Oatmeal With Cheddar and Scallion
Danny Kim

Give oatmeal a savory twist with grated Cheddar, chopped scallions, and a hint of paprika.

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Oatmeal With Bacon and Maple Syrup

Oatmeal With Bacon and Maple Syrup
Danny Kim

Classic breakfast accompaniments amp up a plain bowl of oatmeal.

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Oatmeal With Yogurt and Marmalade

Oatmeal With Yogurt and Marmalade
Danny Kim

Add creaminess and fruity flavor in an instant with a topping of Greek yogurt and orange marmalade (or any jam you have on hand).

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Oatmeal With Dried Fruit and Pistachios

Oatmeal With Dried Fruit and Pistachios
Danny Kim

Dried fruit and nuts are typical oatmeal garnishes; mix things up with a variety of fruit (cranberries, cherries) and an unexpected nut (pistachio).

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Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Grapes

Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Grapes
Danny Kim

For a different take on a PB&J, stir in peanut butter and top with fresh grapes.

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Oatmeal With Banana and Molasses

Oatmeal With Banana and Molasses
Danny Kim

For a more robust flavor, choose blackstrap molasses, which is less sweet than other varieties.

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Oatmeal With Pineapple and Mint

Oatmeal With Pineapple and Mint
Danny Kim

Unexpected partners for oatmeal, bright, acidic pineapple and refreshing mint leaves will wake you up in the morning.

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Oatmeal With Fried Egg and Avocado

Oatmeal With Fried Egg and Avocado
Danny Kim

Oatmeal goes south of the border with sliced avocado, fresh salsa, and a fried egg.

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