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Katie Bugbee @KatieBugbee

Mom of three, sharing her advice and stories on parenting and care-wrangling.

3 Modern Takes on Classic Oatmeal Recipes

Total cooking confession: I love oatmeal products. I have eaten oatmeal every work day – for the past ten (or more) years, my favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin and I find that oats create some perfect type of texture to foods.

So when Care.com partnered with Quaker to create some content, I jumped at the chance to give some of my favorite recipes a more modern twist. (All recipe videos were produced and originally posted by Giana Leone)


1) Blueberry-Banana Overnight Oats

Image, courtesy of Giana Leone

You can’t browse Pinterest without seeing another fun Overnight Oats recipe. As someone whose only eaten oatmeal hot and plain, this was a fun one to try. Even better: my 6-year old daughter couldn’t get enough of it either, even though she “doesn’t like blueberries.” Tell that to the 30 or so she ate! I love this as a new twist on my old favorite breakfast, as well as something I could easily make for the kids at night – and my husband can put out for them in the morning before he leaves for work (limiting my breakfast stress by about 100%)!

Want to try it out? Click here to get the recipe.


2) Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Image, courtesy of Giana Leone

Another big trend in food is these no-cook Energy Bites. We are a pretty big granola bar snack family, so I relished the idea of making my own delicious grab-and-go snacks – with fresh ingredients. Seeing that my favorite foods are peanut butter and chocolate, we made these amazing peanut Butter and chocolate chip snack-bites (with ground flax seeds!). And honestly, when shooting this video, I could not get enough of them!

Want to try it out? Click here to get the recipe.


3) Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Image, courtesy of Giana Leone

We set out to make a fall version of the classic oatmeal cookie. Something you can make for dessert – or take with you to a kid-friendly gathering and have it be a huge hit. These whoopee pies were amazing and totally kid-approved!

Want to try it out? Click here to get the recipe.

These recipes have definitely opened my eyes to new ways to enjoy Quaker oats – I hope they help you, too!

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  • These sound great, Katie! And since you're such an oat-lover...have you ever tried overnight oats?? They're a game-changer. Just put 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats in a mason jar overnight, along with 3/4 cup of your favorite liquid like milk or coconut milk or almond or soy milk, and some slivered almonds and a drop of honey, and then cover and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, just top it with fresh or dried fruit or shaved coconut and you're good to go. It's delish.

  • Sounds yummy. I will have to try them!

  • I love oatmeal cookies omg!!!

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