50+ of the Best Recipes to Make with Oats

Welcome to the most epic round up of all things oats! Over the years I’ve made almost 100 (yes, 1-0-0) delicious treats, baked goods, and of course, easy breakfasts using oats that are serious staples.

In this roundup I included recipes you can make using regular rolled oats, plus some fun baked goods using oat flour that you’ll love. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out all of my recipes using oat flour for some delicious inspiration.

These healthy oatmeal recipes are broken down into baked oatmeal, overnight oats, muffins, bread, pancakes & waffles, smoothies & snacks, cookies, bars & cakes, pies, crisps & dessert casseroles so that you can find whatever your heart desires for breakfasts, snacks and desserts. Enjoy, xo!

The key to different types of oats

Not all oats are created equal! There are different types that are great for using in specific recipes:

  • Groats: in case you’ve never heard this word before, you’re not alone! Groats are whole oat grain kernals that are cleaned and shelled. They take awhile to cook and it’s best if you soak and then simmer them until they’re chewy and slightly nutty.
  • Steel Cut Oats: these oats cook a bit faster than groats because they’re essentially groats that have been cut up. I get lots of questions about using steel cut oats in my recipes and because they take longer to cook and create a thicker texture, I do not recommend baking with them.
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: these are the oats that I use the most in my recipes! They’re essentially groats that have been steamed and rolled out so that they’re more like flakes. These cook much faster than groats and rolled oats.
  • Quick Oats: these are just regular, old fashioned rolled oats that have been rolled out thinner so that they cook faster! They’re often called quick oats or instant oats and are a bit lighter in texture than regular rolled oats. You can typically use these in my oat recipes.
  • Oat Flour: finally, get ready to make some incredible baked goods using oat flour! It has a similar absorbency to coconut flour and can easily be made right at home (see below!)

How to make oat flour from scratch

You can easily make your own gluten free oat flour by simply placing oats into a blender and blending or pulsing until they’re smooth and resemble flour. This is a super easy & affordable option. Be sure to measure it out before using it in a recipe!

Baked Oatmeal

carrot cake baked oatmeal cups on a wire rack

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups

Vanilla Brown Butter Pear Baked Oatmeal

Chunky Monkey Banana Baked Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups

Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal

Dark Chocolate, Almond & Sea Salt Banana Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups

Almond Butter Peach Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Bake

Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

Overnight Oats

almond butter, strawberry banana overnight oats in two jars

Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia

Muffins made with oats

healthy chocolate spinach muffins on a wire rack

Blender Double Chocolate Spinach Muffins

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (dairy free + gluten free)

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze

Raspberry, Almond Butter & Banana Oatmeal Muffins

The Best Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (gluten free!)

Healthy Dairy Free + Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Heart Healthy Olive Oil Salted Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Power Flax Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins


healthy birthday cake bread sliced on a wire rack

Healthy Birthday Cake Bread

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Best Healthy Soft Seedy Sandwich Bread

Healthier Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Grandma’s Whole Wheat Sunflower Honey Oatmeal Bread

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (nut free, vegan & gluten free!)

Pancakes & Waffles

stack of oatmeal yogurt pancakes on a plate

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes (high protein, gluten free)

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!)

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles (gluten free!)

Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

Cottage Cheese Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (gluten free, high protein!)

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Protein Waffles

Smoothies & Snacks

homemade chunky healthy granola on a baking sheet with a spoon

Homemade Chunky Healthy Granola Recipe (vegan & gluten free!)

Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Shake

Chia Banana Bread Energy Bites

5-minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Superwoman Nut & Seed Granola

Crispy Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

5-Ingredient Chia & Peanut Butter Granola

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs

Healthy Superfood Coconut Oil Granola with Chia & Flax


flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookie with a bite taken out

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan & gluten free!)

Coffee Tahini Date Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

Flourless Monster Cookies

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies (made with coconut oil + dairy free!)

The Best Lactation Cookies (for nursing mamas!)

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Iced Brown Butter Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies {made with coconut oil}

Incredible Gingerbread Oatmeal Cream Pies

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Toasted Pecan Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (made with coconut oil!)

Old Fashioned Iced Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition-Rich Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies (gluten free + vegan!)

Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies {gluten free & packed with omega-3!}

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Salted Date Caramel

Brown Butter Chewy Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (made with coconut oil!)

Bars & Cakes

healthy lemon blueberry zucchini cake cut into nine slices topped with frosting

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting

No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Apple Pie Bars with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Salted Dark Chocolate Pistachio Quinoa Crunch Bars

Ooey-Gooey Dark Chocolate Espresso Date Oat Bars

Sea Salt Cashew Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

Chia, Quinoa & Banana Granola Bars

Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan + gluten free)

Incredible Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars

One Bowl Gluten Free Gingerbread Snacking Cake

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free)

Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars

Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Pies, Crisps & Dessert Casseroles

healthy pear crisp in a skillet topped with ice cream

Cinnamon Walnut Pear Crisp

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Lightened Up Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Streusel

Tony’s Very Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

Lightened-up Vanilla Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (vegan, gluten free)

Healthy Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble

Almond Flour Blackberry Crisp for Two! (gluten free)

Vanilla Coconut Milk Caramel Apple Crisp For Two

I hope you love these delicious recipes using oats! If you make any of them be sure to leave a comment & a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

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