What To Make With What’s On Sale: Oats

It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale!  Sprouts has quick, regular, and steel-cut oats on sale for $0.69/lb this week.

Oats make an easy hot breakfast, and they’re good for cooking and baking as well.  Here are seven recipe ideas for using oats!

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal: Image from The Chou Life

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal: Image from The Chou Life

Oatmeal for breakfast doesn’t have to be boring.  One of my favorite breakfast dishes is this Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal.  It’s not exactly pumpkin season right now, but if you’re like me and you stocked up on pumpkin puree back in the fall, you can make this dish year-round!

Here’s another way to dress up oatmeal — Peanut Butter Breakfast Pudding.  The recipe author says “the cooking method makes this breakfast taste like you are eating a giant bowl of gooey peanut butter pudding!”

If you have leftovers after serving oatmeal for breakfast, try these Leftover Oatmeal Muffins.  They can be made with whatever additions you prefer — nuts, chocolate chips, or dried, fresh, or frozen fruit.

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins: Image from The Chou Life

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins: Image from The Chou Life

This basic granola recipe from Alton Brown calls for rolled oats.  Read the recipe reviews to find some tasty ideas for tweaking the recipe!  And here’s a great recipe for Healthy Granola Bars.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to find variations and tips for getting the bars to turn out just the way you like them.

If you need a good oatmeal cookie recipe, try these Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies from Smitten Kitchen.  Yum!

Oats can be used in savory cooking, too!  They’re a perfect binding ingredient in meatballs or meatloaf.  This BBQ Meatloaf recipe calls for 1-2 cups of rolled oats, but quick oats can be used as well.

What type of oats do you usually buy?  What’s your favorite way to use them?

Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!



  1. Check out this recipe! Bananas + Oats = COOKIES! I’ve tried them and so has my sister. They are actually pretty good! http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/

  2. These. Are. AMAZING. That is all I have to say.


  3. Since the weather is getting warmer (well sort of) we start eating refrigerator oatmeal. I make several on the weekend to last all week with whatever fruit we have on hand, and so I don’t have to add sweeter I just use Greek yogurt with honey. The chia seeds really do make this yummy and packed with protein.

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