Oats are healthy, versatile and delicious. They’re good for you whether you’re a kid who needs to poop more often or a grown up who needs to lower that cholesterol. But you do not need to make a warm bowl of oatmeal everyday to get your oatmeal needs covered for the week. Here are 5 easy and healthy oatmeal recipes that you can meal prep for the week.
Did you know you can make things like muffins, pancakes and breakfast cakes without flour and by using oats? It is possible and it’s delicious! There are many benefits to eating oats everyday – they’re nutritious, support your digestive and heart health and can prevent chronic disease.
If the thought of stirring oatmeal every morning is preventing you from eating your daily dose of oats, you need to try these recipes. They’re super easy to make and very delicious! Your kids will love them as well, I promise.
Some of these recipes use honey – if you’re making these for a child under 1 year old, use maple syrup instead as children under one shouldn’t eat honey.
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Made with banana, oatmeal, eggs and yogurt these healthy pancakes are flourless and free of sugar – they’re only sweetened with the banana. Kids and adults love them! Recipe here.
Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cake
This apple breakfast cake is amazing! It’s sweet, it’s healthy, it’s moist, it’s perfect! It is again flourless and free of refined sugar – sweetened with honey and the apple. Recipe here.
How about letting that oatmeal make itself overnight in the fridge? You mix all the ingredients for the base – oats, honey, vanilla, chia seeds and milk or water and then top with fruit and nut butter in the morning. Result is a delicious creamy cold oatmeal for breakfast – tastes a little like pudding! Recipe here.
Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins
How about breakfast muffins? Make your own healthy blueberry muffins to enjoy all week long, even on the go. You’ll need oats, honey, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, baking soda and blueberries to make these. Recipe here.
Easy Oatmeal Banana Bread
This is a super easy banana bread recipe that is made with old bananas, oats, nuts and coconut oil. If you’re making this for a younger child – omit the almonds as they can be a choking hazard. Recipe here.
Meal Prep Option
For some recipes, like the overnight oats, you’ll need to make bigger batch if you want to make them ahead. They do store well for 2-3 days in the fridge, but I wouldn’t let them sit longer than that. Store all of the other oat recipes in the fridge.