When people get excited about breakfast, they normally think of fluffy piles of pancakes, doused in flowing amber syrup, or an impressively decadent egg benedict. No one really thinks of oatmeal. But it’s an underrated star – it’s an awesome canvas, and there are unlimited ways to jazz it up and make the flavors explosive. See the most creative recipes we could find here.
1. Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal
This basically tastes like banana bread pudding, and why would anyone turn down bread pudding for breakfast? Garnish with some peanuts and cinnamons, and this is the easiest brunch or solo meal you’ve ever completed. And maybe the tastiest. Imagine the syrup slowly soaking into that baby!
2. Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal
This mason jar concoction is a dream – a strawberry dream, to be precise. These overnight oats are made with chia seeds and nonfat milk, but you wouldn’t be able to guess that they were healthy.
3. Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients, and add a comforting Thanksgiving twist to your morning oats! Maple and sweet potato have always paired well together, and chopped almonds add some depth. Sweet potato pie for breakfast? Please and thank you.
4. Savory Miso Oatmeal
Perhaps the most innovative recipe on this list. With a sumptuous poached egg and some serious flavors brought by salt, miso paste, salted seeds and furikake, everyone with a savory tooth will be seduced by this amazing concoction in no time!