12+ Best Oatmeal Recipe Ideas Easy to make and Healthy

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix hot water and oatmeal and allow to stand for 20 minutes.

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add oatmeal and beat well. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and beat well. Bake in a 13 x 9-inch sheet pan for 35 minutes. Test for doneness and spread with Topping.

Topping
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Mix in order listed and spread on hot cake and return to oven for 5 minutes. Cool.

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Banana Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Source: Conveniently Vegan by Debra Wasserman

2 large ripe bananas
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Peel bananas, place in a large bowl and mash with a fork until they reach a creamy consistency. Stir in oats, coconut and maple syrup. Spread mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until light golden brown. (Increase baking time by 5 to 10 minutes for an 8-inch square pan.) Let cool, then cut into bars.

Makes 16 cookies.

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Black Forest Oatmeal Bars (WW)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1 cup (5 ounce) dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped

Drizzle
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons Kirsch or apple juice
2 to 3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla extract; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in oats, chocolate chips and cherries by hand.

p>Spread dough evenly into ungreased 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Drizzle: Stir together confectioners' sugar and Kirsch in small bowl. Gradually stir in enough water for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bars. Cut into 48 bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar) Calories: 110;Fat: 5 g;Cholesterol: 15 mg;Sodium: 65 mg; Carbohydrates: 17 g;Dietary Fiber: 1 g;Protein: 1 g

WW Pts: 3

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup soft shortening
1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 4)
2 eggs
2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon banana extract

Sift together flour, spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Add shortening, mashed bananas and eggs; beat until smooth (2 minutes). Fold in the rolled oats. Divide the cookie dough into three parts.

For bar cookies, spread 1/3 of the dough into well-greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool and turn out of pan. Cut into bars.

For drop cookies, drop by teaspoon onto greased sheet.

For rolled cookies, add 1/4 cup flour; refrigerate overnight and roll out, cut into desired shapes.

Makes 3 dozen large cookies.

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Oatmeal Brownies

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup M&M miniature baking bits
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (13 x 9-inch pan size) box fudge brownie mix

In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Set aside 1 cup for topping.

Pat the remaining ingredients into a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan.

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread over the crust. Sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Yields 5 dozen.

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Sourdough Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/2 cups unsifted flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cultured buttermilk
3/4 cup sourdough starter

In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center.

Blend egg, milk and oil together; stir in starter. Pour this mixture all at once into the flour well. Stir just to moisten ingredients, with about 12 to 15 full circular strokes that scrape the bottom of the bowl; batter will be a little lumpy.

Grease muffin cups or use paper liners. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.

Makes 12 to 15 muffins.

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Sourdough Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
3 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sifted flour

Cream shortening and sugar. Add sourdough and rolled oats.

Sift spices and baking soda with flour and add to oats mixture. Mix well and chill in refrigerator.

Roll out on floured board. Cut with cookie cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes. Cool and put together in pairs with any tart jam, preserves or jelly filling.

Yields 36 single or 18 sandwich cookies.

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Oatmeal Fig Bars

1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture. Press the remaining mixture into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Spread with Fig Filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool before cutting into bars.

Fig Filling
1 (17 ounce) can Kadota Figs
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves

In a small bowl, mash figs with fork; combine with fig syrup from can and set aside. In a medium saucepan mix sugar, cornstarch and spices. Pour mashed figs and fig syrup over the sugar mixture and stir until blended together. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

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Oatmeal Coconut Raspberry Bars

Source: Gourmet, 2002

1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Spread 3/4 cup coconut evenly on a baking sheet, and toast in middle of oven, stirring once, until golden, about 8 minutes, then cool.

Blend together flour, sugars and salt in a food processor, then add butter and blend until a dough begins to form. Transfer to a bowl, and knead in oats and toasted coconut until combined well. Reserve 3/4 cup dough, then press remainder evenly into bottom of a buttered 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan, and spread jam over it.

Crumble reserved dough evenly over jam, then sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup (untoasted) coconut.

Bake in middle of oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes, then cool completely in pan on a rack. Loosen from sides of pan with a sharp knife, then lift out in one piece and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 24 bars.

Cook's note: Bars can be made three days ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

1 (18.25 ounce) box Duncan Hines Spice Deluxe cake mix
2 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop from a teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies test done with a wooden pick.

Cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then remove to rack to finish cooling.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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Oatmeal-Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches

8 soft round oatmeal cookies
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup raisins

Top 4 cookies with 1/2 cup ice cream each. Cover with remaining cookies. Gently squeeze sandwiches until ice cream spreads to edge of cookies.

Mix peanuts and raisins in a shallow dish. Roll sides of sandwiches in this mixture. The ice cream should be covered with peanuts and raisins.

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Fudgy Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

1 devil's food cake mix
1 1/2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats, uncooked
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups mini-chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients except chocolate and butterscotch chips; mix thoroughly. Stir in chips. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, remove to rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Footsie Note: Personally I think these would be better with peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch.

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Instant Oatmeal

Per person
1/2 cup instant or "quick-cooking" oatmeal
1/2 cup water or milk
1/4 cup or less of sugar (to taste)
Dried fruits of your choice - raisins, blueberries, cherries,
    apples, apricots, dates, etc.
Fresh fruit if you like - bananas, berries, etc.
Spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, depending
     on what combination you are making
Squirt of honey, jam, or chopped fruit for garnish

Combine all ingredients according to taste.

Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes, until oatmeal is thickened.

Garnish as desired (with honey, syrup, chopped bananas, marshmallows, sprinkles, etc.).

Possible combinations: Apples and cinnamon, pumpkin pie (use canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice), peaches and cream, strawberries and cream, peanut butter and jelly, tropical (bananas, pineapple, mangoes, dates, coconut, whatever you have), lemon-blueberry, maple syrup and brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans.

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