50 Things to Do with Oats


If you’re looking for something to do with oats, look no further. (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

Oats may be one of our most versatile and overlooked grains.  For many people, oats means oatmeal and oatmeal is something kids eat.  This means that many of us are missing out on this heart healthy cereal grain.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any of the other cereal grains and research has shown that consumption of oats can help manage cholesterol.   Additionally, oats are the only cereal grain that provides the amount of protein similar to the protein found in legumes and beans. The protein in oats is similar in quality to other popular proteins like those from soy, meat, dairy and egg products.

If you are looking for a way to boost the nutritional content of your daily diet, adding oats is a great place to start.  Here are some easy, tasty, fun, and creative ways to incorporate oats into your family’s menu.

  1. Apple Crisp
  2. Crunchy Apple Salad
  3. He-Man Cowboy Cookies
  4. Pumpkin Cake Cookies
  5. Oat Soup
  6. Banana Oat Muffins
  7. Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins
  8. Maple Oat Nut Scones
  9. Prizewinning Meatloaf 
  10. Apricot Oat Bars
  11. Oat Waffles
  12. Light Oat Bread
  13. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyere Quiche with Oat Crust
  14. Applesauce Oat Pancakes
  15. Apple Cranberry Crisp with Oat Topping and Cheddar Cheese
  16. Blueberry Oat Dream Bars
  17. Oat Fudge Bars
  18. Steel Cut Oats with Bananas and Strawberries
  19. Cheesy Apple and Oat Meatloaf
  20. Peppered Rosemary Oat Crackers
  21. Apple n Oats Breakfast Pudding
  22. Orangey Herb and Oat Crusted Chicken Tenders
  23. Shortbread or Creamy Caramel Oat Squares
  24. Oat Bran Tortillas
  25. Horseradish Crusted Salmon Trout with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce
  26. Molasses Oat Bran Bread
  27. Apple Oat Cheesecake Bars
  28. Oat Risotto with Roasted Cauliflower
  29. Dutch Oven Toasted Basmati Rice with Oats and Wild Rice
  30. Banana Oat Bread Pudding
  31. Honey Oat Biscotti
  32. No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
  33. Homemade Granola Bars
  34. Cheesy Cheddar and Oat Scones
  35. Chocolate Oat Peanut Butter Cookies
  36. Savory Sausage Cheese and Oat Muffins
  37. Oatmeal Cream Cheese Butterscotch Bars
  38. Slow Cooker Chocolate Banana Steel Cut Oats
  39. Pumpkin Oatmeal
  40. Fruit Crisp Breakfast Skillet
  41. Whole Wheat Oat Pound Cake
  42. Oatmeal Sourdough Rolls
  43. Oven Baked “Fried” Chicken
  44. Veggie Oat Burger
  45. Oatmeal Cake
  46. Wild Oats Greek Orzo and Spinach Salad
  47. Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Creamy Honey Mustard Dip
  48. Spanish Oats
  49. Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  50. Zucchini Oat Bread
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