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Multi-Grain Waffles

Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully, yielding crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. The batter can also be used for pancakes.

» Multi-Grain Waffles

Date-Oat Muffins

Toasting the oats for this hearty muffin enhances their nutty flavor; orange zest contributes a citrus fragrance that plays well with the sweet dates.

» Date-Oat Muffins

Overnight Oatmeal

Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

» Overnight Oatmeal

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.

» Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the familiar flavors of brown sugar and chocolate, but get a sophisticated twist from tahini (sesame paste). Tahini helps to lower the saturated fat by more than 66 percent while adding a nutty flavor to an old classic.

» Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry-Almond Granola

If you've never made your own granola, you'll be amazed at the difference in freshness and flavor—and at how easy it is. Use this recipe as a starting point for your own creativity: substitute dried blueberries or chopped dried apricots for the cranberries, or walnuts or hazelnuts for the almonds.

» Cranberry-Almond Granola


Enjoy these delicious oats recipes for breakfast and beyond.

Oats can be overlooked in the world of breakfast food, playing second fiddle to faster, convenient—and oftentimes less healthy—items. But packed with thiamine, iron and dietary fiber, this nutritional superstar deserves some recognition. Inexpensive and quick to prepare, a bowl of oatmeal lends itself beautifully to healthy additions like dried fruit, nuts and even chocolate. If you miss your chance for oats in the morning, don't worry—there are plenty of ways to slip in this delicious grain throughout the day. Oats are the perfect base for granola bars and make a delicious topping for fruit-filled crumbles. If baking is your forte, oats are great in scones, muffins and other quick breads as well. These heart-healthy, oat-filled muffin recipes, granola recipes, oatmeal recipes and more healthy oats recipes will get you started on the road to better health.

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