My Favorite Recipes

This is an incredibly difficult list to maintain. For the longest time, I struggled to grasp what “favorite” meant. There are recipes I’m really proud of (like my Neapolitan Baked Oatmeal), but these aren’t necessarily the same recipes I make again and again. Should I pick the recipes that rocked my socks once or twice, or should I pick my standard “lovers” that I run to again and again when I’m craving some reliably delicious oatmeal?

In the end, I went with the latter. These are the oatmeal recipes that have not only wowed me once, but have been made multiple times to please my stomach! Warning: due to my ever-changing preferences, this list changes all the time! One thing that will always remain present on this list: peanut butter.

My Top 10 Favorite Oatmeal Recipes! 

(last updated 01/13/2016)

Honorable Mentions:  Almond Joy OatmealThin Mints OatmealApple & Veggie Sausage Oatmeal, Mango-Coconut Overnight Oatmeal with Puffed Wild Rice, Strawberry Shortcake Baked Oatmeal

10. Thin Mints Oatmeal

Thin Mints Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist

This oatmeal is way healthier than it looks and sounds. It’s sweetened by a mashed banana, but you would never know it!

9. Sweet Potato & Soyrizo Oatmeal


One taste of this and I died of happiness. Best. Savory. Oatmeal.

8. White Chocolate Macadamia Baked Oatmeal


Complete, total, absolute, wonderful, unbelievable perfection. The
only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because I have a personal
preference for stove-top oatmeal. IT. TASTES. JUST. LIKE. THE. COOKIE.

7. Mocha Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Almond Butter

 mocha oatmeal with almond butter (3)

As if brownie batter wasn’t already amazing, I added
espresso powder and swapped in almond butter. WHAT. If my sensitive system could handle chocolate and coffee better, I would eat this EVERY MORNING.

6. Nutty ‘Nana Berry Oatmeal


I love this with strawberries, but no matter which berry
you choose, this oatmeal is easy and delicious.

5. Salted Maple, Apple, & Pecan Oatmeal


I love all of my salted recipes dearly, so I tried to pick just one
to represent my addiction on this list. This was the one I chose. Look how creamy!

4.  Berry Blackout Oatmeal


This recipe married two of my favorites (see #1 and #6). Perfect for those days when you want #1 but you also want to use those fresh strawberries in your fridge . . .

3. Peach & Almond Butter Oatmeal


Peaches are my favorite fruit. Almond butter is caviar for
poor people. This is obviously perfection.

2. Banana PB&J Oatmeal

PB and J Oatmeal with Banana - The Oatmeal Artist
It makes sense that my favorite sandwich is also one of my favorite oatmeals. There is only one recipe that I make more often than this. . .

1. Fudgy Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal


Bananas make it creamy and sweet. Cocoa powder makes it fudgy. Peanut butter
makes it salty and rich. I ate this for breakfast on my 23rd AND 24th birthday, after bad days at work, and as a treat when I accomplished important goals! I make this all the time.

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.

7 Responses to My Favorite Recipes

  1. Christine says:

    I love reading your favorite recipes! Do you have any new favorites since last November, or recipes that you liked for awhile but are over now?

    Also, do you keep track of your readers’ favorite recipes – maybe by the numbers of comments, likes, pins, etc? I would love to see a list of readers’ favorites as well!

    • Kelsey says:

      Yes! I’d be super interested to see which posts get the most traffic. I believe I’ve seen yearly round ups before but it would be cool to see the most commented/visited of all time.

  2. Christine says:

    Please update this list! You’ve done so many new recipes in the past year. I’d be interested to find out of these are still your favorites. I made Apple and Veggie Sausage Oatmeal this morning. I’d rank it among my top recipes. The more I reflect on it, the more I can’t get over how good it was! It was different than any oatmeal I’d tasted before.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I will try. I’ve actually attempted to update it multiple times in the past year or so, but I always get overwhelmed and end up just leaving it as is. I have too many favorites! 😀

  3. Christine says:

    Thank you for updating this list! Many of your favorites are also my favorites – especially 2, 3, 7 and Honrable Mention Apple & Veggie Sausage Oatmeal. I had that one again this morning. It’s so good! I’d also rank Elvis’ Oatmeal, Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal, Baked Peanut Blossom Oatmeal, Baked Snickerdoodle Oatmeal, Tiramisu Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal, and Barbeque Sweet Potato Oatmeal among my favorites.

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