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Oat Recipes to Celebrate National Oatmeal Day

October 29, 2019

Today is one of our favorite days here at Grain Millers – National Oatmeal Day!

We love a hearty bowl of this nutritious breakfast food any day, but today is especially appropriate since it’s National Oatmeal Day in the United States. And since Canada is home to our largest oat operation and some of the most fertile oat acreage anywhere, we’ve gone ahead and adopted this day in Canada as well.

In honor of National Oatmeal Day, we are sharing some of our favorite “stepped-up” oatmeal recipes with you—variations of traditional oatmeal as well as some fun ways to enjoy overnight oats.

Benefits of Oats

But first, let us share with you some of the many health benefits of eating oats.

  • Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber (beta-glucans), as well as other nutrients.
  • Consuming just 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day (in just one bowl of oatmeal) may lower total cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the FDA.
  • Oats are packed with many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, B-vitamins, calcium, and potassium.

Oats (including various oat flours and oat fiber) can be used in countless applications to provide flavor, texture, and nutrition to your product, from nutrition bars to beverages to cereals.

Whether you enjoy old-fashioned rolled oats, quick-cook oats, baby oats, steel-cut oats, overnight oats, or any other variation, have yourself a healthy, satisfying bowl of oatmeal today. Bonus: the fiber in oats helps you stay full longer.

What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal? Let us know in the comments!

Stepped-Up Oatmeal Recipes

Download this printable recipe sheet for even more oat recipes (including oatmeal monster cookies, overnight oats, slow cooker oats, and apple crisp) in one handy reference.


½ Cup Quick Cook Oats*
¼ Cup Chocolate Chips
¼ Cup Shredded Coconut


½ Cup Quick Cook Oats*
¼ Cup Salted Caramel chips


½ Cup Quick Cook Oats*
¼ Cup Raisins
¼ tsp Cinnamon


½ Cup Quick Cook Oats*
¼ Cup Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Apples
¼ Tbsp Maple Sugar
¼ tsp Cinnamon


½ Cup Quick Cook Oats*
2 Tsp Chocolate Chips
6 Mini Marshmallows
1 tsp Graham Cracker Crumbs


Add ½ Cup Hot Water.
Stir and wait 3 minutes. Enjoy!


1 Cup Rolled Oats*
½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or yogurt of choice)
1 Cup milk of choice
1 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
¼ Cup Fresh or Freeze-Dried Raspberries (if using fresh, swirl in just before eating)
1 tsp Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds


Mix all ingredients until combined.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.

*Use certified gluten-free oats to make these recipes certified gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Oats

Did you know that oats are naturally gluten-free? But sometimes they come in contact with gluten-containing grains in the field, in transport, or in storage. Luckily, we have our gluten-free certification process perfected to ensure that those who are gluten-intolerant or have Celiac Disease can enjoy delicious, nutritious oats! (In fact, our process ensures our oats are well under the strict 20ppm limit that FDA sets – we are consistently below 10ppm.)

Have an OATrageous day!