As we continue to observe Stay at Home and social distancing orders, we may find ourselves eating the same things over and over while cooking at home. Don’t let your meals become bland during this time. Instead, try out these 7 unique recipes that you can make with a common kitchen staple: oats.
(vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free)
If you’re feeling sluggish or need a bit more energy to get through the day, these oat energy bites will give you the boost your body needs to have a productive day. This recipe is simple, versatile and doesn’t require any cooking. It also allows you the freedom to use whatever mix-ins you may have on hand.
Has your grocery store been completely wiped out of flour and other baking goods? Not a problem! You won’t need them for this simple, yet delicious blueberry banana pancake recipe. Besides being practical, this recipe can also be modified to fit your tastes or add a little more variety to your mornings. Need extra inspiration? We recommend playing “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson to really get you in the mood.
(vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free)
Oatmeal isn’t just for those of us with sweet tooths. It can also be made into a savory dish, perfect for breakfast or lunch! The best part? This recipe offers plenty of protein and fiber to keep you moving and grooving throughout the day (without a mid-morning sugar crash). This recipe is also easy to modify and personalize.
(vegetarian, gluten free)
While we know experts recommend following our normal routines, especially in the morning, it can be nice to sleep in even if it means waking up just moments before your first Zoom meeting. If that sounds familiar, this overnight oats recipe is just what you need. Prep ahead, so you can sleep in without missing out on a satisfying breakfast. This recipe also serves as a great base that you can customize by adding fresh or frozen fruit, nuts, spices and more.
The Great British Baking Show is the perfect binge-worthy show to watch while at home. Here is an equally perfect recipe to try out while you root for your favorite bakers. On your marks, get set, bake! If you’re new to baking this recipe is simple and doesn’t require a mixer, multiple dishes or significant time. Don’t worry, we won’t be judging you!
Did the last of your cereal box “mysteriously” go missing this week? Don’t fret. Take this granola recipe for a spin. You can eat it with milk, yogurt or as a topping on ice cream. While the recipe itself is simple, you can jazz it up by adding in your favorite dried fruits, nuts or flakes of coconut to add extra flavor. At a time like this, why not experiment a little?
Finally, oats make a great addition to any fruit smoothie you whip up. You can add oats directly to your blender or mix them in at the end for added texture. Either way they provide a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates to keep you steady and focused throughout the day. But don’t take our word for it — try this one out for yourself!