10 Best Recipes for Enjoying Oats in the Summer

I’m pretty stubborn, so I continue to sweat over a stove to cook my daily porridge, which I then take to my bedroom and eat while standing directly in front of the air conditioner. However, I understand that’s not everyone’s cup of chamomile tea. If you don’t want to say goodbye to your filling, fibrous oats, here are my ten favorite recipes that avoid turning on stoves or ovens!

Overnight Recipes

> Ambrosia Overnight Oatmeal


Bright from the citrus and creamy from the coconut!

> Mango Coconut Overnight Oatmeal with Puffed Wild Rice

mango coconut with puffed wild rice (2)b

My all-time favorite overnight recipe! Mango and coconut = one of the best flavor combinations, if you ask me.

> Tiramisu Overnight Oatmeal

tiramisu overnight oatmeal (2)

A simple recipe with classic tiramisu flavors.

> Chocolate Banana Overnight Oatmeal

chocolate banana overnight oatmeal (1)

One of my most popular recipes–and it goes great with peanut butter!

> Matcha Yogurt Overnight Zoats

Matcha Yogurt Overnight Zoats #Vegan #OatmealArtist #Oatmeal

I’m still learning to like matcha, and this recipe with sweet and creamy nondairy yogurt is a great way to enjoy the trendy green powder.

Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes

> Mango Cayenne Oat Smoothie

Mango Cayenne Oat Smoothie by the Oatmeal Artist #Vegan

I’m not much of a smoothie person, so the fact that I love this as much as I do should tell you how delightful it is.

> Peach Pie Oat Smoothie


It’s like drinking the filling of a peach pie, but without turning on the oven and without all that extra sugar.

> Raspberry Almond Butter Oat Smoothie

Raspberry Almond Butter Oatmeal Smoothie #oatmealartist #vegan

Berries are perfect for summer, and almond butter is berries’ best friend.

Muesli Recipes

> Pomegranate Muesli


You don’t need many ingredients to make this muesli because the pomegranate runs the show.

> Grape & Dark Chocolate Muesli


What better way to start a hot July morning than with chunks of rich dark chocolate?

¿Y tú? Do you eat hot porridge in the summer, or do you go for cold, no-bake recipes?

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

5 Responses to 10 Best Recipes for Enjoying Oats in the Summer

  1. Christine says:

    Great post! I’ve still been having stovetop/microwave oatmeal some days, but have been having more overnight oats and muesli lately. When it’s hot in the morning, a hot breakfast is not particularly appealing.

  2. Kelsey says:

    I’ve been making so many overnight oats lately, in an attempt to eat some yogurt every day. I was just telling my roommate that I’m getting tired of them since I just make plain overnight oats and top with fruit in the morning. BUT, I could try making yogurt with coconut milk and then use it for several of these recipes…or in a smoothie!

  3. Haha I’m like you. I love baked oatmeal sooo much and will turn on my oven in the summer just to have it even though it can really heat things up. Strange. I go on various kicks, but it’s often in the summer when I go on long baked oatmeal kicks. It doesn’t really make sense but oh well!

  4. I do love cold overnight oats just as much as the next person, but I usually do hot oatmeal in the summer because my mom is not a fan of overnight oats. When I ran out of my beloved sunflower seed butter, I gave it a proper sendoff with overnight oats. I had my mom try it after one night of soaking. Verdict: taste was good but the texture was weird. Then after two nights of chilling, my mom liked it way more. Since global warming is not a myth, my mom and I will probably be doing a lot of two-night oats this summer.0

  5. Cassie says:

    The overnight oats recipes, especially the tiramisu oatmeal, look phenomenal! I love this roundup of recipes–I don’t eat too much oatmeal over the summer, but if the feeling takes me, I love having them in a large bowl at room temperature with TONS of fruit!

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