Food & Drink

These Oatmeal Recipes Are Worth Waking Up For

These aren't the wretched porridges of your childhood.
10/10/2012 09:15am ET | Updated January 13, 2016

When it comes to breakfast rankings, oatmeal is pretty much at the bottom of the totem pole. Very few people actually want to eat oatmeal -- especially when pancakes and bacon are an option. It's just boring. But we eat it since it's good for our health.

Lucky for your health and palate, this is one problem you can easily fix with some creative oatmeal recipes. Put a fried egg on your oats and double up on protein. Or add a little bit of dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth (and it's good for us too). Make it with quinoa to get in your daily dose of protein. Check out the oatmeal recipes below, and never eat a boring bowl again.

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1
Maple Brown-Sugar Oatmeal With Sweet Potato
Foodie Crush
2
Crunchy Baked Oatmeal With Caramelized Strawberries
How Sweet It Is
3
Breakfast Quinoa
How Sweet It Is
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4
Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Annie's Eats
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5
Black Cherry And Walnut Baked Oatmeal
A Beautiful Mess
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6
Hot Oatmeal, 9 Ways
A Beautiful Mess
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7
Savory Sriracha Oatmeal
The Sriracha Cookbook Blog
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8
Steel Cut Oats With Apples And Raisins
Annie's Eats
9
Chocolate Chip Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa
How Sweet It Is
10
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Annie's Eats
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11
"Perfect Oatmeal"
Blooming On Bainbridge
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12
Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta
Brown Eyed Baker
13
Toasted Coconut Oatmeal
Macheesmo
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14
"Instant Oatmeal That Doesn't Suck"
Macheesmo
15
Oatmeal With Kimchi & Fried Egg
Mango & Tomato
16
Dark Chocolate Oatmeal
Pastry Affair
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17
Steel Cut Oats With Caramelized Onions & Ricotta
In Jennie's Kitchen
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18
Creme Brulee Oatmeal
Steamy Kitchen
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19
Chai Oatmeal
Dinner With Julie
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20
Nutella Oatmeal With Sliced Bananas
Simply Scratch
21
Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats
Edible Perspective
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22
Steel Cut Oatmeal With Maple Sautéed Apples
Erin's Food Files