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43 best oats recipes

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Discover the versatility of oats

This curated list of 43 oat-centric recipes will prove oats can be used for any occasion. Whether you're seeking a robust breakfast to start your day, a healthier snack to keep you going, or a hearty main for dinner, oats are your go-to. Explore recipes that showcase oats in all their glory, perfect for meal prep, quick bites and indulgent desserts, proving this pantry staple isn’t just for breakfast.

Chocolate-banana overnight Oats

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Chocolate-banana overnight oats

Begin your day or refresh your afternoons with this easy and healthier combination of creamy oats, ripe bananas and rich chocolate. Ideal for busy mornings, these overnight oats offer a high-protein start with the perfect balance of sweetness and energy. If you're craving a caffeine kick, this espresso oats recipe seamlessly blends the richness of coffee into your morning routine.

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Healthier Strawberry & Cocoa Oat Biscuits

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Healthier strawberry and cocoa oat biscuits

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these nutritionally-approved biscuits, where succulent strawberries meet the indulgence of cocoa, all packed in a crunchy oat biscuit. Perfect for snacking or as a healthier dessert option, these biscuits deliver on flavour without compromising on nutrients.

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No-bake Cookie & Crushed Raspberry Cream Sandwiches

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No-bake cookie and crushed raspberry cream sandwiches

These no-bake cookies are a dream come true for the busy baker. Layered with a tangy raspberry cream and naturally sweetened with dates, they offer a dreamy texture and flavour contrast, ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up or an eye-catching addition to your brunch table.

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Cinnamon Porridge with Figs, Honey & Yoghurt

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Cinnamon porridge with figs, honey and yoghurt

Elevate your breakfast with this warm, spiced cinnamon porridge. The sweetness of figs and honey, combined with the creaminess of yoghurt, makes this dish a comforting and filling meal to start your day.

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Plant-based Black-bean Burgers

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Plant-based black-bean burgers

Who said oats are just for breakfast? Incorporate them into these hearty plant-based burgers for added texture and fibre. Black beans and oats make a perfect pair, delivering a burger that's satisfying and packed with protein.

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Best Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Best oat chocolate chip cookies

Discover the ultimate oat chocolate chip cookie recipe that stands out from the rest. These cookies strike the perfect balance between chewy and crunchy, with oats providing a hearty bite and chocolate chips melting in your mouth.

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Healthier Crumble-Topped Berry Muffins

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Healthier crumble-topped berry muffins

Start your morning or enjoy an afternoon treat with these nutritionally-approved berry muffins, featuring a nutty oat crumble topping. They're an excellent way to use seasonal berries, and the oat topping adds a clever crunch.

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Healthier Cinnamon Labne With Poached Rhubarb & Nut Granola

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Healthier cinnamon labne with poached rhubarb and nut granola

For a gourmet breakfast or dessert, try this epic combination of tangy labneh, sweet poached rhubarb and crunchy nut granola. It’s an ultimate combo of flavours and textures, enhanced by the warmth of cinnamon.

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

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Healthier passionfruit yoghurt bircher bowl

This refreshing bircher bowl with its vibrant passionfruit and creamy yoghurt, offers a tropical twist to your morning oats. It's a make-ahead marvel that's both filling and bursting with flavour.

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Strawberry & Chocolate Granola Cookies

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Strawberry and chocolate granola cookies

These cookies merge the wholesomeness of granola with the decadence of chocolate and tartness of strawberries. They're a fantastic snack for those who enjoy a fruity burst with their chocolate, as every bite is a moreish mix of flavours.

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Wholegrain Vanilla Oat Porridge With Berries & Banana

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Wholegrain vanilla oat porridge with berries and banana

Revel in the simplicity of wholegrain oats flavoured with vanilla, topped with the natural sweetness of bananas and garnished with the juicy burst of berries. This porridge is a warming, healthier breakfast that provides a gentle start to your day, packed with fibre and antioxidants.

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Apple & Cinnamon Bliss Balls

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Apple and cinnamon bliss balls

These bliss balls are a perfect quick snack, combining the classic flavours of apple and cinnamon with the texture of oats. Ideal for a pre-workout energy boost or a healthier midday treat, they're easy to make and even easier to enjoy on the go.

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Baked Oats with Blueberry Lava

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Baked oats with blueberry lava

Indulge in the comfort of baked oats with a molten blueberry centre, a perfect combination of warm oats and the sweet, tangy surprise of blueberries. This dish is a go-to easy breakfast that feels like dessert but is packed with healthier ingredients.

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Fruity Cinnamon Ghost Crackers

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Fruity cinnamon ghost crackers

Get creative with these oat-based crackers - a playful snack spiced with cinnamon and packed with a variety of fruits. Perfect for kids and adults alike, they're a great way to enjoy oats in a fun, snackable form. Looking for healthier party food ideas? These crackers are the perfect addition to your spread.

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Spiced Buckwheat & Oat Soda Bread

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Spiced buckwheat and oat soda bread

This rustic bread combines the nuttiness of buckwheat and oats with a hint of spice, offering a hearty and flavour-packed accompaniment to any meal. Easily made with pantry ingredients, this bread is quick to make and even quicker to disappear from the dinner table.

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Uncle Tobys Caramel Baked Oats

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Uncle Tobys caramel baked oats

Indulge in the gooey caramel goodness of these baked oats, a recipe that turns the humble oat into a decadent treat. This dish is perfect for when you want to spoil yourself with something special without too much fuss.

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Mini Dutch Pancakes

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Almond and orange shortbread

These tiny treats are a great way to enjoy oats, serving as a versatile base for a variety of toppings. Whether you prefer them sweet with maple syrup and berries, or savoury with cheese and herbs, they're sure to be a hit at any brunch or breakfast table. Short on time? Try this quick and easy version to make in a blender.

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Apple & Oats Breakfast Smoothie

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Apple and oats breakfast smoothie

Kickstart your morning with this energising smoothie, blending the natural sweetness of apples with the heartiness of oats. It's an excellent breakfast on the go, providing everything you need to feel full and satisfied until lunch. Prefer berries? Try this version.

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Tahini, Oats & Banana Cake

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Tahini, oats and banana cake

This cake is a testament to how versatile oats can be in baking. The combination of tahini and banana offers a moist, flavoursome twist on banana bread with a nutty texture from the oats, making it a perfect tea-time snack or a healthier dessert option.

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Easy Granola

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Easy granola

Craft your own granola with this simple recipe, allowing for endless customisation with your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruits. It's a fantastic way to enjoy oats as a crunchy, nutritious topping for yoghurt, smoothie bowls or simply by itself as a snack.

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Overnight Oats With Peaches

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Overnight oats with peaches

Juicy sweet peaches complement creamy oats in this no-cook breakfast, making it a refreshing start to any summer day. It's a fuss-free, make-ahead option that's both satisfying and moreish.

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Healthier Slow-cooker Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats

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Healthier slow-cooker apple and cinnamon overnight oats

Discover the comforting flavours of apple and cinnamon with this slow-cooker recipe. It transforms simple ingredients into a warm, welcoming breakfast, perfect for chilly mornings. Plus, it's a fantastic way to wake up to a ready-made, healthier meal that fills your kitchen with fragrant aromas.

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No-bake banana granola bars

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No-bake banana granola bars

These bars are a testament to the versatility and convenience of oats. Packed with the natural sweetness of bananas and the crunch of granola, they're an ideal snack for energy on the go. This no-bake recipe is perfect for involving kids in the kitchen, teaching them about healthier eating habits while crafting their snacks and meal prepping for the week.

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Shakshuka With Oat Gratin

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Shakshuka with oat gratin

A clever twist on the traditional shakshuka, this version incorporates a crispy oat gratin topping, adding texture and depth to the rich, spiced tomato base. It's a savoury, hearty meal that proves oats are a fibre-rich addition to any dish, not just breakfast.

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Oat & Raisin Cookies

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Oat and raisin cookies

These cookies strike the perfect balance between chewy and crispy, with oats providing a hearty texture and raisins offering bursts of sweetness. They're a classic treat made healthier with wholegrains, ideal for satisfying sweet cravings without straying from nutritious choices.

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Spelt Sultana Oat Slice

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Spelt sultana oat slice

This slice blends spelt flour's nuttiness with the natural sweetness of sultanas and wholesomeness of oats. It's a dense, moist and energy-packed snack that's perfect for mid-morning or afternoon tea, offering a satisfying bite that's both nourishing and indulgent.

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Amaretti Christmas Biscuits

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Golden oat biscuits

Golden and crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside, these biscuits are a great way to enjoy oats. They're simple to make and even simpler to customise with your favourite add-ins, making them a versatile option for any baking enthusiast looking to whip up a quick treat.

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Whole Grain Vanilla Oat Porridge With Berries & Banana

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Wholegrain vanilla oat porridge with berries and banana

Start your day with this nutrient-packed porridge, where vanilla-infused oats meet the natural sweetness of berries and bananas. It's a heart-healthy breakfast that sets the tone for a day filled with energy and vitality, showcasing the simplicity of oats in a flavoursome way.

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Apple, Oat & Chia Muffins

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Apple, oat and chia muffins

These muffins are a powerhouse of nutrients, featuring the hearty goodness of oats, omega-3-rich chia seeds and the natural sweetness of apples. They're perfect for breakfast on the go or as a wholesome snack, providing a fibre-rich treat that's both healthier and satisfying.

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Blueberry & Sour Cream Pie With Oat Crumble

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Blueberry and sour cream pie with oat crumble

This pie offers a luscious blueberry filling with a tangy sour cream layer, all topped with a crunchy oat crumble. It's a beautiful balance of flavours and textures, making it a standout dessert that's surprisingly easy to prepare. Perfect for lazy weekends or entertaining with family and friends.

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Vegan Choc-Banana Pancakes

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Vegan choc-banana pancakes

These pancakes are a dream come true for anyone looking for a dairy-free and egg-free option without compromising on taste or texture. The oats lend a heartiness to the pancakes, while bananas and chocolate ensure each bite is moist and flavoursome, proving that a vegan breakfast can be both simple and spectacular.

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Blueberry, Banana & Pepita Oat Bars

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Blueberry, banana and pepita oat bars

These bars are a perfect example of how versatile and nutritious oats can be. Packed with fruits, seeds and oats, they're a fantastic snack or quick breakfast option, offering a well-rounded mix of fibre, protein and nutrients. Ideal for meal prep, so you have healthier snacks at the ready.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Pots

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Raspberry cheesecake pots

Layered with a crunchy oat base, creamy cheesecake filling and topped with fresh raspberries, these pots are a healthier treat. They combine the richness of cheesecake with the wholesomeness of oats, creating a dessert that feels indulgent yet is surprisingly light.

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Asian-Inspired Savoury Breakfast Oats

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Asian-inspired savoury breakfast oats

Venture beyond traditional oatmeal with this savoury breakfast option that draws inspiration from Asian flavours. It's a bold and healthier way to start your day, proving that oats can be a versatile base for a variety of culinary options.

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Overnight Oats, Yoghurt & Berry Parfaits

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Overnight oats, yoghurt and berry parfaits

These parfaits make for a visually appealing and balanced breakfast or snack. Layers of creamy yoghurt, fruit and oats not only provide a range of textures and flavours but also a blend of protein, fibre and nutrients. Prep the night before for an on-the-go brekkie in the morning.

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Sweet potato hotcakes

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Sweet potato hotcakes

Infused with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes, these hotcakes bring a colourful and healthier twist to your breakfast table. Oats add a fibre boost, making them a filling and satisfying meal. Perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch, they can be topped with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup for extra indulgence.