Twelve things to make with Oats

Our best oats recipes crafted over the years we know you’ll love them just as much as we do. Oats are so versatile in the kitchen. They can be ground into flour via a food processor or herb/coffee grinder. This flour can then be used in baking. Baked goods benefit greatly from the addition of oats. They add texture, substance, and bountiful nutrients to anything you can think of! When ground fine, oats are also wonderful in recipes for the skin. Read on for the best of our best oat recipes.

power porridge with fruit and honey on table with honey dipper in dish resting on blue napkin

Oats don’t depend on bees for pollination they are however absolutely yummy with honey, and an important ingredient in many of our products. Oats can easily be sweetened with fruit, and are used to thicken stews and soups. You can even make milk with oats, just follow our recipe for homemade almond milk and substitute organic oats with almonds. During the winter, we find ourselves eating oats a lot more than we do any other time of year. Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal as a snack, you name it and we’ve had it! It’s easy to make, inexpensive and so hearty that it really keeps you full and energetic all morning. Added bonus: eating oats may support weight loss.

Enjoy these Easy Oats Recipes

Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? This round-up today celebrates the wild oat. Every month we are amazed to learn about out-of-the-ordinary celebrations that align with our Bee Inspired mission. Enjoy these oats recipes in honor of National Oatmeal Month. If you’re a fan of gluten-free grain, you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s call this recipe liquid oats with peaches. It’s a peach smoothie made with oats. You’ll enjoy this any time of the year, so long as you have some frozen peaches handy!

Peach Smoothie

This smoothie can bring summertime home at any time of the year if you use frozen peaches. Delicious and a low glycemic index fruit!
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Oat Bran Muffins are healthy, but still yummy, treat you can bake up for breakfast or a snack. They’re very filling, and you can easily add in cranberries, shredded carrot, or nuts to personalize it to your tastes.

Oat Bran Muffins

Start the day with oat bran muffins. This recipe is satisfying. I enjoy them with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey. It almost tastes like a portable bowl of oatmeal.
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Another baked goodie is our Oatmeal Cookie recipe.

A winter classic, these cookies are soft and so delicious when they’re fresh-baked. Try using whatever dried fruit you like, and grate a little orange zest over top to make them extra special.

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Fruit

These Oatmeal Cookies with Honey and Dried Fruit are also a great gift for the vegetarian in your life. So easy to make with very little guilt to eat. No butter here!
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For those of you who don’t like to bake, we have just the recipe! No-bake Honey Nut Balls

Namely Marly shared her energy-packed so simple no-bake energy balls. Blend the ingredients together, roll, and chill for a portable snack that’s ready in minutes.

Honey Nut Balls

Keep these honey nutballs in your freezer at the ready for the holidays or special occasions. I keep them around for a little treat when I need one. They are great for some energy just before a workout, or for breakfast.
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How to Make Oatmeal (the right way)

When you think of making oatmeal, you might be tempted to rip open a store-bought pouch and cover it in hot water. Please, don’t! Making oatmeal from scratch is the way to go. When you use real ingredients, you can control exactly what goes into your body. For health-centered New Year’s resolutions, this is essential! Only use real fruit, unprocessed sweeteners like honey, and good-for-you ingredients like cocoa nibs and nuts.

Other great add-ins to oats recipes are:

  • chia seeds
  • raw unsweetened coconut shreds
  • fruit or berries
  • a fried egg (for something savory)
  • pumpkin puree (not pie filling) and cinnamon
The great thing about this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats recipe, is you can start this process the night before. Pour the ingredients together the night before and that way when you wake up in the morning, at least one thing is already done!

You may wonder, are oats high in fiber?

The answer is yes! A half-cup serving has about 4 grams of fiber, which can be increased by adding in fruits or other healthy toppings. You should aim to eat about 30 grams of whole grain a day. Whole grains are great for your body, as they provide long-lasting energy to keep you going and heart-healthy chemical compounds.

How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good. That’s Really Good!

Cooked oatmeal can taste even better than overnight oats. Nothing like a bowl of warm oatmeal on a cold winter morning. It warms you from head to toe. Cooked fruits are excellent in warm oats, as they release a delicate natural sweetness.

This Power Porridge is made with quinoa also

This morning porridge packs a mean punch. You can count on lots of protein with your carbs. This is a perfect post-workout meal.

Power Porridge Recipe

This is the time of the year when we crave warm comfort foods, and this porridge is just that. Warm oatmeal is simple and quick to make and offers endless preparation options
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Warm Peach Oatmeal Recipe reminds brings the summer fruit forward to winter

Warm Peach Oatmeal makes good use of the soft, sweet fruit by incorporating it into the rest of the ingredients as they cook. I use frozen peaches in the winter when I need a little bit of sunshine.

Warm Peach Oatmeal Recipe

Ahhh, peach season-what a sweet time of year! A bowl of this warm Peach Oatmeal Recipe is a great start to your day. Sweet and all-natural, this oatmeal is bright and cheerful.
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This Hot Oatmeal with fruit recipe is perfect for the winter.

It’s warm and comforting, with just the right amount of sweetness. Add in your favorite toppings to make it special. My favorite winter fruit is apple. Try it. It’s wonderful.

Hot Oatmeal

This hot oatmeal recipe was designed today to celebrate a special occasion. Did you know that January is National Oat Month? You're in for a real treat when you start your day with this oatmeal
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Our Favorite Overnight Oats Recipes

This blog would not be complete if we did not also include our coveted overnight oat recipes. Whoever invented overnight oats is a complete genius. It’s so simple yet so delicious and highly flexible and ever-so-convenient. You really should try these recipes. They are fabulous.

Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats are a great start to any day of the week. Having a busy day doesn’t mean you can neglect your health. If anything, you need to protect your health and wellness, even more, when you’re busy, so you’ll have the stamina you need to get through the tough times. That’s one reason we love to create easy,  healthy meals. The flavor in this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats is amazing. You might find yourself looking forward to getting up for another bowl tomorrow!

Chocolate Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Overnight Oats are made with honey and they are the perfect start to your day.
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Overnight Peanut Butter Oats

My three favorite ingredients are chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. Mix them together and you get a breakfast that is as delicious as it is nutritious and satisfying. See how easy it is to make these oats!

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

These Overnight Peanut Butter Oats are as pleasing as a best-selling Ben and Jerry's ice cream without all the guilt! PLUS as an added bonus, they are easy to make!
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Oats recipes for your body

Oats are a fantastic plant for use in skincare. They nourish and soothe irritated, dry skin, and assist with exfoliation thanks to their texture. You’re probably familiar with colloidal oat baths to treat eczema, sunburn or poison ivy exposure to help soothe and calm the skin. This ritual works due to the chemical compounds found within the plant, which act as mild anti-inflammatory agents when applied topically.

DIY Honey Oat Scrub in honor of National Oat Month, in glass with spoon with side-dish of honey

Milk and Honey Mask for face and body

The next time you’re plagued with itchy, flaky skin, draw yourself a bath with milk, honey, and oats. Use homemade almond milk and add in your favorite essential oils for an experience that will turn your bathtub into a spa.

Or, if your face is inflamed or irritated, use oats to calm it down a bit, you can whip up this easy oats recipe with milk, honey, and oatmeal. If you don’t use dairy, replace it with warm green tea for a kick of antioxidants plus a dose of skin-tightening caffeine. Your complexion will thank you. We like to swap out the dairy for organic oat milk you can make it yourself. You could also add in a spoonful of matcha powder to achieve the same results.

Milk and Honey Face Mask

This mask can be customized to your skin’s needs. The final add-in can be your choice of oats, almonds, or coffee.
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This Bee Well DIY mask also features this month’s favorite oatmeal ingredient!

It happens to also boast some of our other favorite ingredients including oils and pink clay. This treatment is perfect for the wintertime when dry air can throw your skin into a tizzy. We personally notice when the weather shifts in any direction, just like that, so does our skin. This mask helps.

Bee Well DIY Face Mask

Our Bee Well DIY Face Mask combines some of our favorite ingredients, including oats, oils, and pink clay. This treatment is perfect for the winter time, when dry air can throw your skin into a tizzy. 
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If a DIY oat skincare regimen with our oats recipes is not your speed, we have Bee Inspired Mask products ready to go just for you.

Calming Mask with yogurt and honeycomb

Our Calming Mask is made with oat powder, clays, and lavender buds to calm redness and irritations on the skin and body. Mix with Honey Body Scrub for an incredibly moisturizing, enzyme-rich treatment.