Cinnamon-Apple Overnight Oats

cinnamon apple overnight oats

So, I have a lot of oat recipes on the blog. I eat oatmeal in some form almost every single day, even on the weekends. If I’m not eating oatmeal, it’s because I’m traveling or because I’m going out for breakfast/brunch…which doesn’t happen all that often. And that’s ok. It’s comforting to know that whatever […]

Kiwi Oatmeal

I have gone most of my adult life thus far thinking that I did not like kiwi. I don’t know if I had a bad experience as a kid or what, but for many years I avoided kiwi at all costs. However, in the spirit of trying new things (or re-trying old ones), when I […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This recipe came about one morning when we were running low on groceries and there was no fresh fruit in the house. Normally I’d be fine just throwing a handful of raisins into my oatmeal and calling it good, but I was looking for something a little more substantial and spotted a couple of carrots sitting […]

Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Easiest Stovetop Oatmeal (+Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal)

banana peanut butter oatmeal

If you cook oatmeal on the stove regularly, I’m sure you’re familiar with the standard instructions: Boil water or milk, add oats, and cook and stir until they reach the consistency you like. Then immediately throw your pot in the sink and fill it with water to loosen the crusty bits that are liable to […]

Peach-Blueberry Overnight Oats

Peach-blueberry overnight oats--making the best of summer fruits!

Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods, and I eat it for breakfast almost every day. In my breakfast rotation, there are two seasons of oatmeal: hot and cold. Right now, in the heat of July, I’m all about enjoying oats cold. That might mean mixing up big batch of meusli to eat all week, […]

Basic Thermos Oatmeal

A food jar-style thermos like this works best for this recipe.

What’s your favorite way to prepare oatmeal? For me, a nice long simmer on the stove for some steel-cut or rolled oats is ideal. However, I can barely get myself out the door in time to beat the rush down I-75 most mornings, so cooking oatmeal on the stovetop each morning is out of the […]

Oatmeal Four Ways

Can you tell it’s finals week? If you haven’t inferred it from the lack of blog posts, suffice it to say that I’ve been busy. Grading, researching, writing papers, editing and proofreading, analyzing, rewriting…I’ve been doing a little bit of everything for the past couple of weeks, and I’m ready for it all to end […]