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Brownie Baked Oatmeal – Big Batch!

I always promise people to publish more “big batch” versions of baked oatmeal, but I rarely get around to it. Well, I got around to it.

The benefit of an entire 8×8 pan of Brownie Baked Oatmeal is that it is a definite crowd-pleaser. Who wouldn’t want to eat oatmeal if it tasted like a brownie? If you find yourself needing to make breakfast for a group of friends or your family, this one is a safe bet. (more…)

Oatmeal Recipes for Christmas – 2016 Edition!

Every year I assemble my most Christmassy recipes in one post. I would have liked it to be inclusive of other winter holidays, but alas, I have no expertise in Jewish cuisine (although I did rock that tzimmes recipe for Passover).

Broooooooklyn 💖✨

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This year welcomed many new additions to the Christmas-themed lineup, many in the form of PB2 toppings! But this roundup also includes old favorites because peanut butter blossom cookies will never go out of style. (more…)

Gingerbread PB2

I’m back. My favorite writer and thinker Charles Blow told me to buck up, so I did. More on my break below.

First, let’s discuss this Gingerbread PB2. You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to post this. But Gingerbread is so distinctly “Christmas” that I forced myself to wait until December to share it. IT’S DECEMBER so here we go.

While my Gingerbread Oatmeal is aggressively spiced, I went for a more mild flavor in this one. That makes this PB2 more versatile so it can be used on a variety of porridge flavors. I put mine atop a simple banana and cinnamon oatmeal. (more…)

Red Bean Paste and Matcha Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

I bought a huge can of red bean paste, so of course I have multiple red bean paste recipes for you now! If you’re unfamiliar with this ingredient native to Japan, I recommend reading this post for more info.


Unlike the linked recipe above, which blends the red bean paste into the oats, this recipe layers the paste into a parfait with Matcha Yogurt Overnight Zoats. This combination seemed obvious, given how often these two flavors (matcha + red bean paste) are combined in various desserts. (more…)

Muddy Buddies Oatmeal

Or Puppy Chow Oatmeal. Or Monkey Munch Oatmeal. My family called it puppy chow, but I think it’s more widely known as muddy buddies, so that’s what I’ll name it.

Muddy Buddies Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #Vegan

Whatever you know it as, it’s the same thing: a “Chex”-type cereal coated in peanut butter and melted chocolate, and then tossed in powdered sugar. How did I turn this into “healthy” oatmeal? I didn’t. I tried, and it didn’t work. This is one of those go-for-it-or-pick-a-different-recipe kind of posts. (more…)

German Chocolate Cake Oatmeal Bites

I love, love my German Chocolate Cake Baked Oatmeal and its sister pancake recipe, but I never, ever make them. Making that coconut-pecan butter, no matter how mind-boggling delicious it is, is a pain and a half.

You can’t make just a single-serving because no food processor can grind that few nuts down to a paste. You need quite a bit of pecans to fill the food processor, or it will just turn into dust and sit at the bottom of the machine while the blades whir uselessly above it. Every time I want to make it, I think about having to buy (and immediately go through) an entire bag of pecans (💰💰💰) and a bunch of coconut, and the whole idea turns me off.

German Chocolate Cake Oatmeal Bites

That’s why I’m extra excited about this recipe. These little energy bites capture the flavors of my german chocolate recipes with a quarter of the hassle and an eighth of the pecans, although you still have to get out the food processor. 😋

(And by the way, the original cake recipe has nothing to do with Germany; it was created by someone whose last name was German.) (more…)

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been waiting months to make this. I would have done it sooner–I even bought the cream cheese!–but I was waiting for raspberries to be more affordable. Even at Trader Joe’s, they’ve been around $5, and I was not willing to fork over the money for that.

But we must really be in reach of summer because raspberries are finally under the $4 mark!

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Have you ever had a brownie swirled with cream cheese and raspberries? I have. Have you ever had a vegan one? I have. Let’s be honest: there is something totally satisfying about a plain, simple brownie (especially if it’s dense and fudgy, and not cakey, but that’s a personal preference ). But Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies are one of the few that I find even more satisfying than an original.

Good news: this baked oatmeal perfectly captures that.


The Cookie Collection

Considering how frequently oats appear in cookie recipes these days, it’s no surprise that cookie-inspired recipes turn out so satisfyingly perfect! They are a wonderful complement to each other. If you’ve made my Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal, you understand just what I mean: it tastes (and smells) exactly like the real cookie!

Here I have assembled all of my cookie-themed recipes, including some overnight “cookie dough” porridges. And FYI, you can always check out all the cookie recipes by scrolling through the “Cookie Lovers” tag.

Oh, and for each oatmeal recipe, I paired it with a vegan cookie recipe if you want to skip breakfast and go right for dessert! 😉

Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal


Check out this mini peanut butter cookie recipe by Kathy Patalsky.

Spiced Plantain Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

This is my final featured recipe from the Brownie Baked Oatmeal contest! It’s been a pleasure seeing what you all came up with, featuring your recipes, and seeing the reader responses! I love these contests. Expect more to come!

This one comes to us from Giselle. Enjoy!!

Spiced Plantain Brownie Baked Oatmeal

This oatmeal was inspired by my mother. When I was younger, she would cook my oatmeal with a cinnamon stick, rarely with powder. And if she did, I would always taste the difference- a sharper, bolder flavor, which I never liked. I begged her to never use this powder in my oatmeal. (more…)

Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

Here’s winner #4 from the brownie baked oatmeal contest! I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorite submissions. 😛  Special apology to Chandler, who sent me these lovely materials weeks ago, and I was supposed to publish it on Monday, but I forgot! Doh. Forgive me, Chandler!

Hello fellow oatmeal lovers! My name is Chandler, I am 20 years old, and I am a recent graduate with a B.A. in Spanish as well as Teaching English as a Second Language. At this point in my life, I am looking forward to grad school in the fall, working a ton, cooking as much as I can, and eating up several boxes of oatmeal a month.

Red Velvet Brownie Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Frosting

My love for oatmeal has evolved a lot over the years from the early days of Quaker dinosaur egg oatmeal. I, an aspiring paleontologist, would lick all the oatmeal off the dinosaur eggs and then refuse to actually eat the eggs. (They were pretty nasty!) Now I put oatmeal into just about everything and eat it with just about every topping imaginable- cheese, fruits, hummus, nuts, eggs, and even chicken. When I saw Lauren’s brownie baked oatmeal challenge, I instantly knew what recipe I would submit. I have been reading her blog since the very beginning when I was looking for inspiration for my own blog (www.harpandchanscrafts.blogspot.com), which I have unfortunately neglected for a couple of months.

Anyway, I had made Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal for my blog several years back, and I decided to tinker with the recipe and make it even better. I am visiting my family this weekend, and two of my picky little sisters loved the recipe. What they didn’t know is that it has a hidden vegetable- beets!- that contribute to the “red velvet” color. Can’t picture beets in a sweet oatmeal recipe? Try it for yourself and see. The pickiest of my sisters said the oatmeal tasted like no bake Christmas cookies! (more…)