Hearty Recipes Made with Oats

a.k.a. Rolled Oats and/or Oatmeal

Here are several hearty recipes made with oatmeal. Oatmeal, also known as oats or rolled oats, has long had the claim as a Super Food.

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    2010 Oatmeal Walnut Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Oatmeal Walnut Cookies. 2010 Oatmeal Walnut Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    These Oatmeal Walnut Cookies have a wonderfully chewy texture and a want-at-least-one-more taste.

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    2010 Baked Oatmeal Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
    Perfect on those cold mornings. 2010 Baked Oatmeal Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

    There are a couple of reasons my family and I just love this recipe. First of all, it's the perfect company dish. Guests are always amazed when I serve them this recipe for Baked Oatmeal on a cold morning. Secondly, this is a recipe with some versatility. You get to choose which fruit or fruit combination goes in this dish. You can see some of our favorites below.

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    Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These are made on the stove top. Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    I knew I wanted to make No-Bake Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies for my daughter's church group. Since these were for kids, I didn't want a recipe with nuts or peanut butter in it. This was the perfect recipe.

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    Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    One of the first loaves of bread I ever made with this recipe for Oatmeal Bread. Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Oatmeal Bread, a heavy bread, is outstanding when it's either served warm from the oven or toasted with peanut butter on it. This is one of the breads my dad used to make for me.

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    2010 Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. 2010 Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Looking for another cookie recipe to add to your collection? This is it. These Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, yet soft. They taste outstanding and are loaded with fiber too.

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    2010 Granola Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
    Granola makes a great gift, too. 2010 Granola Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

    There is nothing like homemade granola. It can be used dry as a snack, in a bowl with milk for cereal or baked to make bars.

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    Oatmeal Bar Cookies
    I love these for roadtrips. They taste better than other breakfast bars. Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Although, you can make these Oatmeal Cookies into regular drop cookies, I prefer making them into bar cookies. They are better than any store-bought breakfast bar.

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    2010 Apple Crisp Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
    Easy to make, wonderful to eat, make one of these Apple Crisps today. 2010 Apple Crisp Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

    This is one of the simplest desserts you can make. This Apple Crisp is made with layered apples topped with an oatmeal/spice and butter mixture.

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    Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These cookies have a great taste. Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    You won't believe it until you taste them. These Cracker Jack Cookies taste just like the candied popcorn Cracker Jacks. Thanks to Needlepoint 142 for telling me about these great tasting cookies.

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    2010 English Flapjacks Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    English Flapjacks. 2010 English Flapjacks Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    I always thought that flapjacks were pancakes. Not in England they're not. These English Flapjacks are kind of a bar cookie that is made with three kinds of oats.