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4 “Mix Up Your Morning” Oatmeal Recipes

4 "Mix Up Your Morning" Oatmeal Recipes-don't get stuck in your oatmeal rut! Mix it up with peanut butter, coconut-raspberry, banana bread and carrot cake!
Oatmeal every day. Who’s been there with me? Oats are such a staple in my diet because they’re quick to make in the morning, healthy as can be and they keep me full for hours. But, after two weeks straight of eating the same oatmeal for breakfast, you start to realize you need a mix-up. These 4 “Mix Up Your Morning” Oatmeal Recipes are a good place to start. You can stick with that healthy staple of oats without getting bored!

We’ve put together 4 recipes that we love, but really, the options are endless. What are your favorite oatmeal recipes? We’d love to hear.

I used to be a huge fan of Quaker Oats instant oatmeal. Cinnamon Spice? Peaches and Cream? You know what I’m talkin’ about. But then one day I had the realization that oatmeal isn’t actually healthy if it contains 12 grams of added refined sugar. Hmmm. That’s when I got to thinking, I can make a delicious bowl of oatmeal and add my own natural sweeteners like fresh raspberries or smashed bananas. Of course, it’s always nice to drizzle a little raw honey or pure maple syrup on there too, but moderation is the key 😉

And now…drumroll please… our 4 “Mix Up Your Morning” Oatmeal Recipes:

1.Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal – a peanut-butter lovers dream. Made with PB fit powder and your choice of milk (I like almond!) this is a creamy peanut butter heaven. Top it off with fresh bananas, a drizzle of honey and some natural peanut butter swirls, and your morning just got a whole lot better.

4 "Mix Up Your Morning" Oatmeal Recipes-don't get stuck in your oatmeal rut! Mix it up with peanut butter, coconut-raspberry, banana bread and carrot cake!
2.Carrot Cake Oatmeal – even though we’re not promising cream cheese frosting with this one (not a bad idea however 😉 ), this carrot cake oatmeal will definitely elevate your typical morning oats. The pumpkin seeds give it the perfect little crunch and a drizzle of pure maple syrup finishes it off with a bang.

4 "Mix Up Your Morning" Oatmeal Recipes-don't get stuck in your oatmeal rut! Mix it up with peanut butter, coconut-raspberry, banana bread and carrot cake!
3.Coconut Raspberry Chia Seed Oatmeal – cooked with coconut milk and chia seeds, these oats are the creamiest of them all. Add some fresh or frozen raspberries on top with some shredded coconut and you’ve got yourself a tropical paradise. AKA your kitchen.

4 "Mix Up Your Morning" Oatmeal Recipes-don't get stuck in your oatmeal rut! Mix it up with peanut butter, coconut-raspberry, banana bread and carrot cake!
4.Walnut Banana Bread Oatmeal – who doesn’t like banana bread for breakfast? And this way, you’re not dealing with the mid-morning crash from all that sugar baked into the bread. Walnut banana bread oatmeal is a great alternative when you’re craving a bit of banana heaven but want to watch the waistline. A pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon, a drizzle of honey and some crushed walnuts and there ya go! A breakfast of champions.

4 "Mix Up Your Morning" Oatmeal Recipes-don't get stuck in your oatmeal rut! Mix it up with peanut butter, coconut-raspberry, banana bread and carrot cake!
Those are a few of our favs, but we know you have your own delicious oatmeal versions too. We want to know about them! Comment with your favorite oatmeal version and we’ll give it a try 🙂

Ok people. Make your mornings amazing. “Sleeping is just a time machine to breakfast…” Whoever said that one has their priorities right where they should be. Don’t skip breakfast!

4 Mix Up Your Morning Oatmeal Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

    Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp. PB Fit Powder
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) or water
  • Toppings: cinnamon, raw honey, sliced bananas, natural peanut butter
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) or water
  • Toppings: cinnamon, pure maple syrup or your choice of sweetener, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds
  • Coconut Raspberry Chia Seed Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Toppings: shredded coconut, raw honey or your choice of sweetener, fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Walnut Banana Bread Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ overripe banana
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • Toppings: cinnamon, pure maple syrup or your choice of sweetener, crushed walnuts, banana slices

Instructions

    Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal
  1. Add the oats, PB fit powder and milk in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, until oats have become soft and absorbed some of the liquid.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and top with cinnamon, raw honey, sliced bananas and natural peanut butter. (You can also add more milk if the consistency is too thick).
  4. Carrot Cake Oatmeal
  5. Add the oats, shredded carrots and milk/water in a microwavable bowl.
  6. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, until oats have become soft and absorbed some of the liquid.
  7. Top with cinnamon, pure maple syrup (or your choice of sweetener), golden raisins and pumpkin seeds. (You can also add more milk if the consistency is too thick).
  8. Coconut Raspberry Chia Seed Oatmeal
  9. Add the oats, chia seeds, coconut milk and water to a microwavable bowl.
  10. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, until oats have become soft and absorbed some of the liquid.
  11. Top with shredded coconut, raw honey (or your choice of sweetener), and raspberries. (You can also add more coconut milk if the consistency is too thick).
  12. Walnut Banana Bread Oatmeal
  13. Mash up the banana in a microwavable bowl.
  14. Add the oats, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir well until banana is mixed in.
  15. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, until oats have become soft and absorbed some of the liquid.
  16. Top with more cinnamon, pure maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice), crushed walnuts and banana slices.

Notes

*Be creative. Everyone likes their oats a little different. Feel free to experiment with amounts of liquid, sweeteners and toppings until you get your perfect bowl of oatmeal!

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31 Comments

  • Reply Stevi Anderson June 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Yummm!! I’m totally with you on eating oatmeal every morning, so I’m excited to try some of these 🙂 I had no idea that the Quaker oats had so much refined sugar, not that it surprises me but that’s kind of a bummer :/ Thank you so much for sharing!
    P.S. Love the quote at the end 🙂

    • Reply Sarah June 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Oatmeal for life! Yes, a bummer about the sugar-packed quaker oats, but more of a reason to get creative with your own! I hope you like the ones we came up with…if you try any of them out, we’d love to hear how you liked them!

  • Reply Renee June 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    These look delicious! Thanks for the inspiration to try something new and liven up my oatmeal 🙂

    • Reply Sarah June 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Of course! It’s always nice to mix up your morning. Hope you enjoy the recipes!

  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple June 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    These all look so yummy! Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast 🙂

    • Reply Sarah June 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Liz! I’m with ya on that one. Oatmeal for LIFE 😉

  • Reply Candy June 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I’ll start with walnut banana bread oatmeal and work my way through.

    • Reply Sarah June 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Good choice. Can’t go wrong with healthy “banana bread” first thing in the morning!

  • Reply Klauss June 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Finally decided the question, what’s for Breakfast? My choice is peanut butter and banana oatmeal 🙂

    • Reply Sarah June 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Mmmm, def one of my favs. PB all the way!

  • Reply Sophia June 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Oatmeal is versatile where you can add stuff and it be a different dish.

    • Reply Sarah June 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Sophia, truly! Oatmeal can be made hundreds of different ways! Gotta love that.

  • Reply Rada (journous) June 15, 2016 at 7:11 am

    These look soo good! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Elizabeth June 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Rada…hope you love them! Happy oatmeal:)

  • Reply Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 15, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Ah yes, these are yummy ideas! I love oatmeal and all the variety you can add to it!

    • Reply Sarah June 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Right? The options for different oatmeal varieties are practically endless. Gotta love that 🙂

  • Reply Shannon Bryson June 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try some!

    • Reply Sarah June 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Shannon! If you do, we’d love to hear how they turned out!

  • Reply Justine Y @ Little Dove June 15, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Yes! I love oatmeal for breakfast and these all sound amazing! I especially want to try the carrot cake oatmeal, sounds so yummy with the maple syrup. I also love apple chunks and peanut butter in mine.

    • Reply Elizabeth June 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Justine, I’m with you. Oatmeal is the best! And apple and pb sounds delish, too. Good call! Thanks for the great idea.

  • Reply Amber Starr June 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    We’re big oatmeal fanatics over here! Banana and PB is my absolute favorite!

    • Reply Sarah June 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Amber we can be friends now 😉 PB and banana is the BOMB.com!

  • Reply Angie Scheie June 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Love everything about this post. The fact that it’s oatmeal, the photography, the variations. Thank you! Pinning:).

    • Reply Sarah June 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you so much Angie! Those kind words are so encouraging. Thanks for pinning and for the support!

  • Reply Roxy June 17, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I went through a long oatmeal phase, but then got burnt out and haven’t returned since. These recipes would be an awesome way to spice up my mornings!

    • Reply Elizabeth June 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Roxy, I totally get that. Hopefully these will renew your oatmeal love!

  • Reply Catrin - theVeganista June 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Love this!! 😍

  • Reply Catrin - theVeganista June 19, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Need to try them all! 🙂

    • Reply Elizabeth June 20, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Catrin, hope you love them all! And let us know if you come up with your own version! Happy oatmeal:)

  • Reply Tiffany Cardenas June 21, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    These sound so delicious! I get so bored with breakfast, so I really can’t wait to try these.

    • Reply Elizabeth June 22, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Tiffany, it’s true…day-after-day breakfast can get a bit dull. Hopefully these spice it up a bit! Have fun with them.

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