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Level up your breakfast with these 3 healthy oatmeal recipes

You know what they say: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But your a.m. eats can also get pretty repetitive. Eating bland peanut butter toast Monday through Friday? Boooring. We're here to help you level up your breakfast game with these three healthy (but still super tasty) oatmeal recipes.

What makes oatmeal such a good breakfast?

Oats are chock full of healthy vitamins and minerals. They're rich in many different nutrients—including fiber, which means that they'll keep you full for longer.

The best part? Oatmeal is totally versatile. Yup, it doesn't have to be a plain bowl of tasteless mush. From cinnamon to fruit to chocolate, you can make a delish bowl of oats with any of your favorite toppings.

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

Tastes like a chocolate-y dessert, but oh so easy to make! Microwave a bowl of quick oats and add a splash of milk (any kind will do) for creaminess. Add in one tablespoon each of cocoa powder, peanut butter and honey. Stir it up and top with anything from bananas to chia seeds.

Strawberry shortcake overnight oats


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Hot oatmeal not your thing? You can pop your oatmeal in the fridge overnight for a cold treat in the morning. In a glass jar, mix together quick oats, a handful of chia seeds, two tablespoons of yogurt (any flavor), 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey, 1/4 cup of diced strawberries and 1/2 cup of your favorite milk. Pop it in the fridge for several hours and enjoy a fruity breakfast later on.

Funfetti baked oats


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If you're not a fan of the typical oatmeal texture, baked oats might fit your vibe. Combine 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats, 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder, a splash of vanilla extract, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of vanilla yogurt, a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp of baking powder in a blender. Pulse a few times until smooth and pour into an oven-safe dish. Top with rainbow sprinkles and bake for about 15 minutes.

What's your favorite flavor of oatmeal? Let us know on Twitter and tag us in your mouthwatering breakfast pics on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Kathleen O'Neill | 3/8/2021