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Published on August 1st, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli


One Food, Ten Ways: 10 Awesome Oatmeal Recipes

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We love our whole grains here at Vibrant Wellness Journal, and few grains are more adaptable, delicious or wholesome as oats. Whether whole, rolled, or quick, oats offer a ton of nutrition and can be used in a variety of breakfast recipes, but also for snacks and dinners too!

But why might you want to enjoy oats everyday? According the Whole Grains Council:

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Take a look at our One Food, Ten Ways list for our favorite whole grain, and as a bonus, see below for our Basic Whole Oats recipe. What is your favorite oat recipe?

Baked Oatmeal

Overnight Oats

Gluten-Free Nut & Seed Bread (My New Roots’ Life Changing Bread)

Blueberry Buckwheat Biscuits

Gluten-Free Black Bean Burgers

Chocolate Banana Cookies

Divine Oatmeal Cookies

Raw Apple Pie Crumble

No-Bake Granola

Homemade Granola


basic whole oats, adorned simply with raspberries!

Basic Whole Oats

Whole oat groats require a longer cooking time, but the chewy deliciousness is totally worth it. You can also make a larger batch ahead of time and warm the leftovers for a quicker breakfast.

1 cup whole oats (groats), soaked overnight & drained
2½ cups filtered water
Pinch sea salt
Optional mix-ins:
Sliced almonds, ground walnuts or sunflower seeds
Sliced fresh fruit, raisins or chopped dates
Maple syrup, coconut sugar or apple butter
Coconut oil, flax oil or coconut milk
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg or vanilla extract

  1. In a large saucepan bring water to a boil, and add oats and salt. Partially cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 30-40 minutes.
  2. When oats are soft and chewy, remove from heat, fluff with fork, and serve with any of the optional mix-ins. Enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dinner.

Yields: 3-4 servings

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Vegetarian chef, educator, blogger, and yogi based on the gathering isle of Oahu. Follow her foodie adventures at Vibrant Wellness Journal, Vibrant Wellness Education, Green Living Ideas and Green UPGRADER. Find more from Andrea on Facebook, , Instagram and Twitter.

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