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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

New Year's resolution to eat healthier? These delicious cookies will help ease you in: "They’ve got tons of oats and cranberries, which both definitely reside on the healthy side of the food spectrum. Thanks to their cookie form and maple syrup glaze, they’re also a delicious treat."

Recipe: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

Classic Baked Oatmeal

Classic Baked Oatmeal

from Pattycake

This is hands down my favorite way to enjoy oatmeal, and that's saying a lot because I was in charge of making breakfast for a family of 7 when I was in high school and I got really good at making porridge. Then this summer Patty started making "baked oatmeal" and my world was turned upside down. I'm now a convert, and this is the new classic. I don't think I can ever go back to making "mush" again!

Recipe: Classic Baked Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Crumble Bars

Sweet Potato Crumble Bars

I'm a sucker for spiced sweet potato desserts, and this one is no exception. Layering an oatmeal crust, a creamy sweet potato filling and a crunchy crumble topping, it is truly a whole foods dessert that we can feel good about eating. And the best part is that it's also vegan, gluten-free, free of refined sugars and packed with extra protein. Well, I'm sold. Are you?

Recipe: Sweet Potato Crumble Bars

Cinnamon Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

I'm a big fan of healthy quick breads - and I have a sweet spot for zucchini bread - so when I came across this lovely loaf I was delighted. Baking Junkie (awesome name) makes hers with flavorful cinnamon and nutmeg, lightens it up by using egg whites and applesauce - and throws some oats into the mix for a bit of extra heartiness. And the star of the loaf, zucchini, keeps things moist. Yum!

Recipe: Cinnamon Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Caramel. And nuts. And chocolate chips. And oats. All that to be enjoyed without the addition of dairy or animal products. It's official: there is a baking god!

Recipe: Oatmeal Carmelitas

Classic Cowboy Cookies

Classic Cowboy Cookies

These cookies are full of oatmeal, chocolate, coconut, and walnuts - the ultimate oatmeal cookie, right?

Recipe: Cowboy Cookies

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

For all of us chocolate freaks and oat lovers, behold: bars of rich chocolate fudge encased with a chewy oat crust. These decadent treats are also quick and easy to make - oh yeah. :)

Recipe: Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Oatmeal Creme Pies

Oatmeal Creme Pies

I love when old favorites are reinvented. Remember those Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies? These are a yummier, homemade version. Ditch the store-bought!

Recipe: Oatmeal Creme Pies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

There's something so familiar about oatmeal, and these cookies taste like a little piece of home. I love baking these hearty whole grain oatmeal treats - they make a sweet college care package, or a first week of school lunchtime surprise.

Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies

Fresh Baked Oatmeal

Fresh Baked Oatmeal

fron Macheesmo

A super-easy recipe where you mix everything in the pan, let it sit overnight, then bake it in the morning. Awesome. I absolutely love oatmeal, and baking, so I'm really excited to try this recipe!

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

(And if you want to make this gluten-free, just use gluten-free oats.)