10 Herb-tastic Oatmeals for Spring Produce!

When I started The Oatmeal Artist at the beginning of 2012, cooking was still pretty new to me. I had been cooking “clean” recipes from scratch for about a year, but my palette was still a baby. You can see that by the tame recipes I created: Chocolate Banana, Thin Mints, Blueberry Muffin, etc.


One of my favorite parts of learning to cook was my introduction to herbs. I thought I didn’t like them, but that’s because I had only had dried herbs in a jar. Once you experience the earthy, flavorful hit of a fresh herb, there’s no going back.


Plum Pineapple Rosemary Breakfast Cobbler

Since spring is the time to fall back in love with all those warm-weather fruits and veggies, here are ten recipes with herbs to celebrate our renewed access to fresh produce! YAY SPRING!

10 Herb-Tastic Oatmeal Recipes

Herbed Pumpkin & Leek Oatmeal

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Let’s start this list with a savory recipe. This recipe is really flexible because pumpkin blends beautifully with almost any herb. I had sage and rosemary on hand, so that’s what I used. It may seem out of season to be enjoying pumpkin, but it IS leek season, y’all!

Blackberry Thyme Oatmeal


Nothing says sunshine quite like berries. 🙂 If blackberries aren’t your thing, you could sub in any berry.

Grape Rosemary Oatmeal


YUM. Sweet grapes + piney rosemary = heaven. I don’t think I realized how much I liked rosemary until I experienced this combo.

Strawberry Basil Oatmeal


Ah yes, my first experiment with herbs in oatmeal. Strawberry and basil are a veteran in the world of fruit-herb combos, and this oatmeal proves it. Everything about this is YES, YES, YES.

Pumpkin, Cranberry, & Thyme Oatmeal

Pumpkin Cranberry Thyme Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

Sure, this recipe is more of an autumn treat, but I couldn’t resist including it in this list. Personally, I eat pumpkin and sweet potato year-round. Tart cranberries are a fun way to liven up the earthiness of pumpkin and thyme.

Lemon, Thyme, & Honey Oatmeal


[Insert ten heart eyes emojis here] This was my first time working with fresh thyme, and as you can tell by the wealth of thyme recipes on this list, I fell in love. <3

Plum Pineapple Rosemary Breakfast Cobbler

Plum Pineapple Rosemary Breakfast Cobbler

First I made blueberry cobbler, then strawberry-rhubarb, and finally, this herbalicious plum-pineapple concoction. Guess which one was my favorite? Yep. You’re looking at it. How is anything this delicious?!

Sweet Corn, Blueberry, & Basil Oatmeal


Is it sweet or is it savory? It’s somewhere in between, and it’s wonderful. Basil is ~so fetch~.

Sweet Potato & Soyrizo Oatmeal


FAVORITE SAVORY RECIPE ALERT! This is technically an optional topping, but I really wanted to include cilantro on this list, and I go out of my way to buy cilantro whenever I want to make this recipe. Cilantro and soyrizo complement each other so beautifully.

Strawberry Mojito Oatmeal


This recipe tends to run under the radar on the blog, but I find it delightful. With fresh lime juice and some refreshing mint leaves, this oatmeal has the summery flavors of a mojito with the added perk of some sweet strawberries. No rum needed. 🙂

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.

2 Responses to 10 Herb-tastic Oatmeals for Spring Produce!

  1. Cassie says:

    Awesome! I would love to try rosemary in oatmeal!

  2. Lyndsey B says:

    I would really like to increase my use of herbs in oatmeal, I think it would expand my pallette and open up some creative ideas. I would love to try the rosemary and grape combination, or maybe even rosemary and strawberries. I’ve already tried the thyme, which is delicious!

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