10 Oatmeal Recipes to Celebrate Your Holiday Weekend

While I completely support eating any oatmeal at any time of the year (Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in July? Yep, I’ve done it), it can be satisfying to enjoy seasonal recipes, especially during the holidays.


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For me, and I’m assuming many other people, holidays like Christmas become a weekend (or week-long!) event. Here are ten recipes to start every morning with a festive bowl of oats.

Gingerbread Steel-Cut Oatmeal


Not only is this sweetened by bananas, but it makes more than a single serving. Hizzah!

Snickerdoodle Baked Oatmeal

Snickerdoodle Cookie Baked Oatmeal #vegan

My favorite cookie in oatmeal form. I don’t know what it is about snickerdoodles, but that cinnamon goodness beats a plain ol’ sugar cookie any day.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Oatmeal


Chocolate and spice and everything nice. What says “Winter Break” more than hot chocolate?

Peppermint Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Peppermint Brownie Baked Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

I don’t know why peppermint = Christmas, but I’m not complaining.

Sweet Potato Gingerbread Oatmeal


For a more subtle approach to gingerbread. The sweet potato in this recipe adds creaminess while neutralizing those intense gingerbread spices!

Eggnog Oatmeal (with Apple-Cranberry-Chestnut Compote)

Eggnog Zucchini Oatmeal with Apple-Cranberry-Chestnut Compote #vegan

Eggnog . . . cranberries . . . chestnuts . . . It’s Christmas in a bowl.

Cranberry Brownie Baked Oatmeal

cranberry brownie baked oatmeal (1)

When you bake cranberries, they burst, letting their fruity juices seep into the rest of the oatmeal. Enjoy it brownie-style!

Peanut Butter Blossom Baked Oatmeal


My mom used to make these cookies every Christmas. Something says Christmas to me more than a cushion of a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate Kiss on top.

White Chocolate Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

White Chocolate Cranberry Baked Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

Gingerbread Cream Cheese Baked Oatmeal

Gingerbread Cream Cheese Baked Oatmeal #vegan

You can never have too much gingerbread. For an indulgent but still totally nutritious holiday breakfast, add some cream cheese (I use Tofutti!) to cozy, warm gingerbread baked oatmeal.


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 Oatmeal Recipes to Celebrate Your Holiday Weekend

  1. Christine says:

    Great list! I’d also add your Gingerbread Latte Oatmeal, Candy Cane Cookie Dough Oatmeal, and Mocha Oatmeal (peppermint variation). Of course, many of your recipes could be made Christmasey if you topped with crushed candy canes, crumbled gingerbread, or something else seasonal.

  2. Tara says:

    Great recipes! I love holiday flavors! I made the peppermint brownie baked oatmeal yesterday, and I’m making eggnog oatmeal right now. Now I decide for tomorrow! Thanks for all the gray recipes, and happy holidays!

  3. Cassie says:

    All of these sound beyond AWESOME! I cannot wait to get cooking!

  4. Kelsey says:

    So many baked oatmeals on the list, I love it!

  5. Sandra Florie says:

    There’s no shame in enjoying pumpkin in July! The beauty of canned organic pumpkin is too enjoy its yumminess and nutrients all year round. In fact all of these recipes can be enjoyed all year round!! Eggnog after New Year? I think yes!! Ain’t nothing gonna stop me!

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