10 Oatmeal Recipes that are Basically Desserts in Disguise

Running this blog for about two and a half years, I’ve noticed a trend.

You people love chocolate.

My chocolate recipes consistently receive more traffic than my non-chocolate ones. The nut butter ones perform well, too, but nothing compares to those chocolate ones.

It’s not like I’m surprised by this: eating dessert for breakfast is da bomb! (People are still using that phrase, right?)

To celebrate, here are ten recipes that are basically just desserts in disguise.

P.S. I will not be posting any new recipes this week as I will be taking a “mental health week.” I will see you again next Saturday! In the mean time, don’t forget to check out your local farmers’ market and upload your oatmeal creations with the hashtag #FarmFreshOatmeal! Shout out to @lenoresmiles and @healthymonkey_ for already uploading theirs!

10 Dessert “Oatmeal” Recipes 😉
This recipe is surprisingly healthy. It’s sweetened by bananas and nothing
else (unless you add chocolate chips). Surprisingly, it tastes like decadent
brownie batter!

No fruit. No vegetables. Lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Tastes
like a peanut butter cookie. We’re not playing around with this one.

Cookie Dough Muesli

It might be the healthiest cookie dough you’ve ever eaten, but
it still feels like dessert.

Salted Brownie Baked Oatmeal


For when you can’t decide between a peanut butter, chocolate,
and a salty craving. The struggle is real.

Better for you than a Subway cookie. But…it’s still basically dessert. 😉

Carrot Halwa Steel Cut Oatmeal

Without a doubt, this is the healthiest option on the list. However, if you
love Indian desserts, you’ll appreciate this one.

Lava Baked Oatmeal

The GIF doesn’t lie.

Cobbler Baked Oatmeal
Peach; Blueberry; Strawberry-Rhubarb (pictured below)

LOADS of fruity goodness.

Frosted Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Why settle for a brownie when you could have a frosted brownie?


Did your favorite “dessert” not make the list? Comment below and tell me what I missed!

**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!

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.

8 Responses to 10 Oatmeal Recipes that are Basically Desserts in Disguise

  1. Juliet Tye says:

    I’m new to Instagram and Twitter, hopefully my posts would appear. I have so far had 3 posts (Fresh Carrot Ginger, Fresh Eggs, Frozen Fresh Bananas). It’s my first time baking my oatmeal, and using these social networks! I only knew how to use Facebook, so I’m trying to explore these 2 newbies. Have a pleasant week ahead, Lauren! My best wishes to you.

  2. Yum!! I have really been getting back into more of an oatmeal kick here lately so this is just what I needed. Thank you!

  3. Hope things start going better for you soon!!! I just wanted to let you know I love your blog and check it Every. Single. Day! You have even been an inspiration to create my own blog! Keep up the yummy work!

  4. Nikki says:

    Your link for the peanut butter cookie baked oatmeal isn’t working. Please fix so I can indulge!

  5. Nikki says:

    Actually none of them are working!

    • Lauren Smith says:

      You can use the search function on the side of the blog to look them up. Unfortunately, when I transferred my blog to a new host, all the links broke. I’m in the process of fixing them (I literally work on it for 3-5 hours a day), but it’s a long and tedious process. I hope to have them fixed by the end of the summer. In the meantime, use the search function! 🙂

  6. Lyndsey B says:

    This is one of the top reasons I am obsessed would oatmeal: I can eat dessert for breakfast (and other meals), and it is super healthy! Out of these recipes, I would have to say the Salted PB & Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal. It is such an interesting combination of flavors that is super dedcadent. I love it, and always eat it as a special ‘treat!’

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