So you thought you and your oats were pretty close. After all those mornings waking up together, you knew everything about each other … right? Turns out, your old friend has been leading a secret life. A surprising life. A savory life. Curious? Check out these five recipes that will have you thinking outside the oatmeal bowl.
Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie (above)
Make your smoothie more satisfying by grinding oats to a fine powder in the blender before adding all that nutrient-rich fruit. It amps up a standard sip with fiber and and adds a hearty texture. You may even want to break out your spoon for this one.
Spinach, Tomato and Feta Oatmeal
Greek salad, meet oatmeal. Sound like an unlikely couple? Think of this one-pot meal as an easier, faster and fresher version of risotto, and something that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Oatmeal-Chocolate Snack Cakes
Cake, meet cookies. Now that’s a couple we can get behind! This dish transforms the dynamic chocolate chip and oatmeal duo into a tender, moist-yet-crumbly snack cake that’s perfect to set out on the counter as an after-school snack.