Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas

Good morning, my friends! As you know, I’m currently on vacation in Italy with Matt! We will have limited access to the internet (apologies for delayed responses to email and comments) and want to maximize time to hit the sights, so I thought it would be fun to set up a couple guest posts from friends while I’m away. Today’s guest post for simple Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas comes courtesy of my blogger buddy Julie! Julie and I have become good friends through our blogs over the past couple years so if you don’t already read her blog, you’ll probably recognize her from some of my old posts. :)

peanut butter fingers

Julie is hilarious, super sweet, and I want to hire her to be my personal hair stylist (she did my hair in the middle photo above). Her blog is filled with quick recipes, fun adventures, and – my favorite – an arsenal of awesome Pinterest-style workout graphics. She’s the queen of them and has inspired the ones I’ve made myself! Take it away, Julie! :)

Hi there fANNEtastic folks! My name is Julie and I blog over at Peanut Butter Fingers, a lighthearted blog that follows my life as I strive to exercise regularly, eat (mostly) healthy and enjoy life with my husband, Ryan, and our slightly insane dog, Sadie.

Ryan and Julie

Sadie Vizsla dog 
I live in Florida and work as a blogger, freelance writer and personal trainer (<—a recent development!) and frequently update my blog with super-sweaty workouts, simple recipes and random musings. When Anne approached me to write a guest post on her blog, I jumped at the chance to share some of my favorite simple oatmeal-based breakfast recipes with you guys!

One of my favorite aspects of Anne’s blog is, without a doubt, her fabulous recipes, so sharing some of my go-to morning meals with you guys in this post sounded like a fun idea since her blog often features lots of fun food ideas.

Simple Oatmeal-Based Breakfast Ideas

If you’re a fan of pancakes but always feel hungry within 2.5 seconds of eating them for breakfast, I think you might enjoy my banana bread protein pancakes!

They’re made with oats, cottage cheese (I promise you cannot taste it), egg, banana and spices and keep me full for hours! They’re definitely a favorite in our house.

If you like to prepare meals to enjoy throughout the week to alleviate some of the madness that can occur in the morning when you’re trying to assemble breakfast and rush out the door to work, baking a big batch of banana pecan coconut baked oatmeal ahead of time is a great way to have breakfast ready to grab ‘n’ go!

baked oatmeal
My family requests this breakfast whenever I come to visit!

Continuing on the oatmeal theme, if you love overnight oats and adore peanut butter as much as I do, my peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats are easy to make and remind me so much of oatmeal peanut butter cookie dough.

overnight oats
Just prep them the night before and enjoy a super simple morning meal that tastes like dessert!

Questions of the Day

  • What is your favorite simple breakfast?
  • What is your favorite breakfast that incorporates oatmeal in some way?

This is Anne popping in to say a big thanks to Julie for her fun breakfast ideas! And as for the questions – you guys know my favorite breakfast as of late is either my High Protein & Flour-Free Breakfast Pancake or my quick and easy cottage cheese breakfast bowl. As far as breakfasts that incorporate oatmeal, my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal will always be #1. :)


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    Ahh it’s so exciting to see two of my fav bloggers in one place. :D My favorite simple breakfast would probably have to be eggs. Not only are there a ton of ways you can make them, but you can add a lot of variety too (throw in some avocado and salsa with scrambled eggs!), AND they’re easy! :)

    My favorite breakfast that incorporates oatmeal is hot oats with egg whites stirred in. The egg whites make the oats so fluffy; it’s absolutely fantastic. I honestly have a hard time eating “regular” oats after having oats with egg whites!

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    I loved this post! I can’t wait to try the banana pancake and peanut butter oatmeal recipes. They sound delicious, thanks for sharing.

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    I absolutely LOVE oats! This post was great and you have me drooling over your peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats. My favorite breakfast at the moment is overnight oats so I will definitely have to give this recipe a go!

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    Yum! I’m pinning these recipes, I’ve been wanting to find good overnight oats recipes for camping in Yosemite :)

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    I always fall into a rut when it comes to oatmeal – usually just a bit of peanut butter and maybe some banana. I love these ideas to change things up – especially the peanut butter cookie dough.

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    I love to make overnight oats except I use rolled spelt grains instead of oats as my digestion handles them better than oats. I also love healthy banana bread that I freeze and then it is super quick to grab and go :)

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    Love oats-based breakfast ideas! I’ve never made baked oatmeal before and have been meaning to try it. It’s starting to get hot up here too so I should probably try it soon!

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    I think it’s great that you are focusing on your enjoying your trip. Have a wonderful time at your friend’s wedding. We’ll be here when you get back. :-)

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    Wow… those look amazing! I don’t really cook with oatmeal but one of my favorite on the go breakfast are plain Greek Yogurt with real blueberries and hemp plus cereal!

    Sara :)

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    Mmmm I love anything with oatmeal! My go-to is definitely overnight oats for breakfast or oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a treat :)

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    Everything looks good. I saw you on Tastespotting

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    YUM! I love oatmeal recipes and these all look delicious!
    P.S. I have followed Julie for a while now, and just recently stumbled upon FANNEtastic Food! LOVE, LOVE both of your blogs! Have an amazing rest of your trip!! :)

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    These are some great recipes for oatmeal. As an oatmeal lover it is nice to find some new recipes

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