17 Oat Recipes That Aren't Oatmeal

Cakes and crepes and...cauliflower?

Oats have a lot going for them: They’re super affordable and very healthy. Turns out, they’re also extremely versatile. Here, 17 oat recipes that go way beyond the basic bowl of oatmeal.

oats snickers

Clean Eating Snickers Oats Bars

Almost as good as the real thing. (And a whole lot healthier.)

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oats crepes
Naturally Ella

Oat Crepes With Tomatoes, Basil And Goat Cheese

Introducing your spring and summer dinner staple.

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oats spinachquinoa
Green Kitchen Stories

Spinach And Quinoa Patties

Maybe the prettiest plating we’ve ever seen.

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oats dosa
Veg Recipes of India

Oats Dosa

So crispy, so satisfying.

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oats icecream
She Likes Food

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan, gluten-free and totally addictive.

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oats blueberrycrisp
Sugar Apron

Blueberry Crisp

Really any berry will do.

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oats lemonpoppy
Amy's Healthy Baking

Lemon-poppy Energy Bites

oats cauliflower
Blissful Basil

Crispy Sea Salt & Vinegar Cauliflower "popcorn"

OK, these are made with oat flour (blended oats), but still. Look at it.

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oats creampie
Erin McDowell

Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

Like those packaged snack cakes, just better.

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oats dogtreats
Baking Mischief

Carrot-oat Dog Treats

Why should humans have all the fun?

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oats bananabread
Minimalist Baker

Gluten-free Banana Bread

And it comes together in just one bowl.

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oats brulee
A Beautiful Mess

Steel-cut Brulee Oats

Oh, you fancy, huh?

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oats fudge
Cookie + Kate

Salted Oat Fudge

Salty and sweet will never not be delightful.

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oats wheatbread
The Kitchn

Whole-wheat Sandwich Loaf With Oats And Pecans

A better lunch, right this way.

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oats fritters
Heartbeet Kitchen

Bacon-oat Fritters With Avocado

So many of our favorite things packed together.

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oats shortcake
A Cozy Kitchen

Oat Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake

Just don’t skimp on the cream.

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oats crackpie
Christopher Griffith/Bon Appetit

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie

Last but certainly not least, the most aptly-named dessert of all time.

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.