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Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal

Ready for a delicious recipe that takes just four ingredients? The key is the store-bought eggnog, which does most of the work. It’s sweetened and flavorful and creamy, so the rest of the oatmeal just comes together, no problem.


Papaya Blueberry Oatmeal

After successfully creating my Papaya, Lime, & Coconut Overnight Oatmeal, I reveled in my accomplishments for a few days. But then, suddenly, I realized I had to do something with the rest of that papaya. Some of it went into the freezer to make sorbet (which was delicious), but the rest waited for me in a Tupperware container. I was desperate to use it up, mostly because it was hogging an annoying amount of space in my New York City-sized refrigerator.

Papaya Blueberry Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist #vegan I also happened to have a large pint of blueberries on hand. I don’t trust berries, so whenever I have them, I try to use them as fast as possible. Thus, this combo was born. It’s not the most inspiring tale, but it’s the final result that matters. (more…)

Peach Poppy Seed Overnight Oatmeal

I know. . . I’ve been pumping out a lot of “fancy” recipes lately. Everything involves blenders or fancy equipment or annoying cooking techniques or expensive ingredients.

But this one’s simple. Super simple.

Peach Poppy Seed Overnight Oatmeal

The beauty behind a recipe like this is that you can top it with anything. Sure, I kept it basic for the photoshoot, but a humble peach + poppy seed base allows for a multitude of unique toppings. So often I resort to my banana base, but here is another base that is equally adaptive. (more…)

Mango and Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

It’s Christmas Eve! I debated about whether or not I should post a new recipe today, considering it’s a holiday, but then I thought back to all the days in the past couple of months when I skipped posting a new recipe. That bothered me, so I thought I’d make it up to you with a recipe today.

Mango and Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal - Oatmeal Artist

You might not be able to make it today or tomorrow, but maybe this weekend?

I love how simple this recipe is! Mango (as well as pineapple) work so beautifully in oatmeal because they pack such a flavor punch. The other fruits need extracts and spices to pump them up, but mango can hold its own. It also happens to be one of my favorite fruits!


How to Use PB2 + Applesauce PB2 Overnight Oatmeal

I recently asked you all how you like to use PB2 in your oatmeal. Not surprisingly, many of you have similar ideas as mine! I’ll share some of your ideas, and I’ll end with a new recipe using PB2 at the end.

Applesauce PB2 Overnight Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist


Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal

I never liked ginger that much until I had it in my green juice (kale + cucumber + lemon + ginger). After experiencing it in its fresh form, I was massively disappointed when I started using ground ginger in my oatmeal and other meals at home. It just didn’t have the same effect. It wasn’t that I had “learned” to love ginger; it was that I simply preferred it fresh, not dried and ground.

Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

When I found this ginger juice at a small grocery store in Williamsburg, I knew it was what I needed. It’s like having access to fresh ginger at a moment’s notice. I don’t like buying actual ginger (or fresh herbs) because it’s always way more than I need, and I either have to frantically stuff it in everything, or watch it rot in my fridge. 🙁 This little bottle was perfect.


Basic Oatmeal How-To (3 Simple Recipes)

I really love oatmeal. It’s not just something I eat in the winter time, and it’s not something I eat once a month. I have it at least four times a week, all year round.

I had oatmeal for the first time two years ago, during my sophomore year of college. I knew I needed more soluble fiber in my diet to get my digestion issues under control, but I also wanted a low-cal option to help me lose my freshmen you-don’t-even-want-to-know-how-much.