7 easy and delicious oatmeal recipes that actually taste good

Nov 4, 2019 (Last updated Sep 28, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani

7 easy and delicious oatmeal recipes that actually taste good

Looking for some delicious oatmeal recipes? Well, I’ve got you covered with 7 easy and delicious oatmeal recipes that actually taste GOOD!

They are vegan and healthy, yet don’t compromise on taste.

I often hear that oatmeal is boring and bland, but it couldn’t be further from the truth! However, if you’re simply cooking oats in water or unsweetened almond milk with no additional ingredients then yes, it will be boring and bland.

But, think of oats like a blank canvas; the more you add the tastier it becomes. Ingredients like fresh fruits, natural sweeteners (agave, maple syrup or coconut sugar), crunchy nuts, and creamy nut butters are easy add-ons to make your oatmeal taste premium.

I’ve included a list of my 7 favourite oatmeal recipes that you’re going to love. From quick warm oats, to overnight bircher style, and steel cut oats, you can enjoy a tasty bowl throughout the week.

Certainly, these are easy and delicious oatmeal recipes you’ll get out of bed for.

7 easy and delicious oatmeal recipes that actually taste good

oatmeal recipes

1. Easy Weekday Breakfast Oatmeal (10 mins)

I love this oatmeal recipe because it’s as simple as they come, yet so tasty and comforting! And it can be made in 10 minutes.

If you’re looking to bring simple flavour to bland oatmeal I highly recommend cooking with oat milk and adding mashed banana to the mix, like in this recipe. Oat milk is naturally sweet, and gives a lovely flavour. And, adding some mashed banana is an easy and healthy way to sweeten the bowl without refined sugars. It’s also a great way to use up spotty bananas.

I’ve topped this oatmeal bowl with frozen raspberries (they are so sweet when melted). And I’ve added coconut shavings and carob chips for crunch!

easy and delicious oatmeal recipes: fried apple and almond butter porridge

2. Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal (15 mins)

This Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal is certainly a fall-favourite. Made by pan-frying apples in a bit of coconut oil with spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Topped onto spiced porridge oats with almond butter, coconut yogurt, and maple syrup to drizzle. This recipe should seriously win an award for best cozy oatmeal bowl.

It’s a simple recipe that can be made in 15 minutes. So you can enjoy during the work week, or for a quick and easy weekend brekkie.

easy and delicious oatmeal recipes: maple apple butter oatmeal

3. Maple Apple Butter Oatmeal (15 minutes)

Another cozy fall favourite is this Maple Apple Butter Oatmeal. With warm creamy flavours like maple, spiced apple, creamy yogurt and toasted nut.

This recipe takes advantage of apple butter – a sweet, thick and jammy spread made with apples! Its flavour profile is sweet, cinnamony, spiced and caramelized. Apple butter makes for a delicious jammy spread on toast, baked goods, or on top of oatmeal like this recipe. And it’s a healthier alternative to most store-bought jams, with less sugar content and more fruit. And, if you want to make your own Apple Butter I’ve got a recipe for you to DIY.

Enjoy every spoonful of this sweet, creamy and caramelized fall bowl.

easy and delicious oatmeal recipes: chocolate oatmeal porridge

4. Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Porridge (10 minutes)

For you chocolate lovers this easy chocolate oatmeal porridge is a delicious quick breakfast. It wouldn’t be an oatmeal post without a chocolate version. The oats are made with cocoa powder and coconut sugar, making it sweet, rich and creamy.

Then we add a dollop of creamy peanut butter, fresh blueberries and chocolate chips. Enjoy every chocolatey bite.

easy and delicious oatmeal recipes: PB&J with fried banana oatmeal

5. PB&J with Fried Banana Porridge Oats (15 minutes)

I love to make this recipe during the winter months, when we want something really warm and indulgent.

Made by simmering oats and chia seeds in oat milk, and topping with fried banana, peanut butter and homemade raspberry chia jam. You won’t believe how decadent and easy a breakfast bowl can be.

This recipe has two star ingredients: Fried banana and homemade raspberry chia jam. Pan-frying banana on a skillet makes for an ultra caramelized flavour. And homemade raspberry chia jam is sweet as can be, and a much healthier alternative to the store bought brands.

This recipe is the only thing to get me out of bed and tackle the chilly morning.

easy and delicious oatmeal recipes: vegan bircher bowl with strawberry chia jam peanut butter and figs

6. Vegan Bircher Bowl (10 minutes)

Ever tried a Bircher Bowl? Also known as the original overnight oats. Essentially, these overnight oats are jazzed up a bit for a filling breakfast by combining oats, chia, shaved apple, yogurt, nuts and seeds. The result is a satiating breakfast to give you the energy needed to get through the workweek.

Bircher bowls are popular in Europe (since the 1900s), especially in Germany and Switzerland. The traditional bircher is not vegan, but in this recipe I’ve used coconut yogurt, and oat milk for a plant-based version, and added spices like cinnamon and cardamom for a wintery blend.

Fried banana and almond maple porridge

7. Fried Banana and Almond Maple Porridge (30 minutes)

Lastly is this Fried Banana and Almond Maple Porridge. And one of the most popular oatmeal recipes here on the blog.

Made with steel cut oats, this recipe takes a little longer to make, but gives a nutty and hearty bowl that you just can’t get with any other oat type.  It’s warm flavours consist of cinnamon, sweet maple syrup, toasted nut and gooey almond butter.

What really takes it to the next level are the fried bananas. They add a gorgeous caramelized flavour to the dish that is so decadent.


So there we have it! 7 easy and delicious oatmeal recipes that you’re going to love. Say goodbye to boring and bland oatmeal, and bonjour to oatmeal bowls that actually taste good. And with one for each week you’re sure to never tire of the combos.

And of course, let these recipes be inspiration for you to create your own favourite combos. Think of adding your favourite fruits, crunchy nuts, creamy nut butters, and a little sweetener to each dish. (A few toppings goes a long way). I’d love to hear what combos you create in the comments below.

And, if you do make any of these recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.


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