A bowl of oats doesn’t have to be boring. Sure, some days you just want oatmeal of oats cooked in non-dairy milk, but that can get tiring and lack flavor. There are countless ingredients that pair perfectly with oats. You can add fruits, veggies, seeds, spices, add oats into smoothie bowls, or make savory oatmeal—the possibilities are endless!

To help you get creative with your oats, here are 10 high-protein, delicious oat bowl recipes from our Food Monster App!

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1. Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Creamy steel-cut oats with cinnamon, butter and dates for a healthier cinnamon roll flavored breakfast. Make Caroline Doucet‘s Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Instant Pot and it will be cooked by the time you’re done getting ready in the morning!

2. Breakfast Bowl With Oats, Pistachios, and Grapefruit

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Treat yourself to this delightful breakfast bowl of warm oatmeal, crunchy pistachios, and tart, citrus-y grapefruit with a sweet, creamy maple-tahini drizzle! You get a boost of protein from the pistachios, plus the hemp and chia seeds that are added as the oatmeal simmers. Steph McKercher‘s breakfast bowl recipe will provide you with the long-lasting energy that you need to start your day.

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3. Winter Ginger Lemon Oats

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When the mornings are cold, it’s the perfect time to incorporate more immune boosting foods into your day. This Winter Ginger Lemon Oats recipe by Tiana Haines is perfect if you want to jazz up your boring bowl of oatmeal into something a bit more exciting! Ginger has anti inflammatory benefits and also aids in digestion. Because lemon is rich in vitamin C, it supports the immune system which will assist the body in fighting off colds and flus.

4. Perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

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What could be better than starting off the day with the flavor of pumpkin pie? Jesse Jane Lee‘s Perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal  will be warm and satisfying, and it’ll make getting out of your warm bed worth it!

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5. Turmeric, Mango, and Chia Oats

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Turmeric is a match made in heaven with mango and creamy oats! If Judy Moosmueller‘s Turmeric, Mango, and Chia Oats look delicious to you and you need a bit of sunshine on your breakfast plate, try this and hopefully you’ll love it just as much as we do.

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6. Super Quick Chocolate Porridge

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This Super Quick Chocolate Porridge recipe by Maria Llamas is great for busy mornings. It will only take you few minutes to make and you will still enjoy its beautifully healthy and energizing properties.

7. Pumpkin and Kale Steel-Cut Oatmeal With ‘Sausage’

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Looking for a healthy, hearty meal, without sacrificing the classic flavors of fall and winter? Lauren Smith‘s steel-cut, savory porridge might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. The kale is sautéed with garlic and seasoned with good old salt and pepper (and nutritional yeast, if you prefer, which I do.) The pumpkin puree adds creaminess and just a tiny bit of earthy sweetness, just enough to counter the saltier kale and sausage (but not enough to make the dish sweet). Then, the Italian-style sausage on top adds a peppery, chewy bite.

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8. Coconut Golden Chai Oatmeal

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Anarki Tjon Affo‘s delicious Coconut Golden Chai Oatmeal is sure to warm you up and give you comfort on the coldest of winter mornings.

9. Energizing Coffee Cacao Smoothie Bowl 

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This gorgeous smoothie bowl incorporates oats! You don’t always have to enjoy your oats warm. You can also add them into a refreshing smoothie bowl for extra creaminess and protein! Also, the flavors of cacao and coffee are very distinct, and they go so well together. The simple sugars found in bananas contribute to a higher energy level after eating Katja Meier‘s Coffee Cacao Smoothie Bowl

10. Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Overnight Porridge Pots

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The brainchild of cauliflower-rice meets overnight oats, this hearty breakfast is a must-make. Lightly roasted with coconut oil, pure maple, and cinnamon, the cauliflower takes on a sweet and milky flavor. Its flavor is only elevated further with the addition of soaked oats, coconut milk, and coconut water. Though this porridge may smell a little cauliflower-y, don’t let that deter you. Alexandra Dawson‘s make-ahead friendly and plant-based Porridge is wonderfully creamy, sweet, and belly-filling in all the right ways.

We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes and learned many different ways to eat oats. For more, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes!