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12 Ways to Eat Gluten-Free on the Road Slideshow

12 Ways to Eat Gluten-Free on the Road Slideshow

1. Do Your Research

Go online and look at gluten-free websites such as GlutenFreeTravelSite.com. See which destinations have gluten-free options, like New York City, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Things to look for to determine if a destination is gluten-free-friendly are the number of restaurants, grocery stores, and hotels and resorts that offer gluten-free options in a chosen locale. Chain restaurants, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods markets, and hotels with kitchens provide many options for those who need to be gluten-free on the go.

2. Contact a Support Group

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Before traveling,contact a local celiac support group.

"This is a great way to get first-hand, personal advice from the locals who know the most gluten-free friendly places to visit, whether they are restaurants, markets, or hotels and resorts," said Broussard. To find celiac associations, browse the chapter listings under Celiac Associations on the GlutenFreeTravelSite.com Gluten-Free Resources page.

3. Eat In

Book a hotel, resort, or apartment that has a kitchen. Residence Inn, Extended Stay, and Homewood Suites offer accommodations with kitchen facilities, notes Broussard.

4. Book High-End

If you don’t want to cook on your vacation, book a stay at a pricier hotel that has gluten-free menus. Omni Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, and The Ritz-Carlton all offer gluten-free menu options.

5. Bring Dining Cards

Carry a specially made dining card that describes the gluten-free diet, explains what to look for, and what foods are gluten-free and which ones arent.

"It is a way to communicate your needs succinctly and directly," said Broussard, who advises diners to talk directly to the chef or manager and not just the server about their needs.

The cards come in a variety of languages and can be downloaded for free off websites like www.celiactravel.com.

6. Call Ahead

If you are dining at a place for the first time, call ahead and discuss your concerns and get your questions answered in advance. Before you book a table or a room, find out from the chef how he or she handles special dietary restrictions. As your trip gets closer, call again to see if the same chef you spoke to is still there.

7. Bring Food for the Trip

Bring non-perishable gluten-free foods like gluten-free pasta, waffles, crackers, and bread. The pasta can be taken to restaurants for the kitchen to prepare and the other staples can be on hand in case the dining options at your travel destination turn out to be limited.

8. Travel to Big Cities

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In general, larger cities, like New York, Washington, DC metro area, and San Francisco Bay Area as well as Boston; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago; Denver; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle tend to have more gluten-free options. Cities with chain restaurants are also an option. Chinese chain P.F. Chang’s has a gluten-free menu and all items served from it are presented on different plates, lessening the chance for mix-ups or mishandling of food.

9. Go to Disney World

"Disney has become the gold standard on gluten-free," said Broussard. "I didn’t have to cook or worry if my son’s meal was safe."

At each restaurant, the chef comes to the table and discusses options with you and personally makes sure you get a gluten-free meal.

10. Consider a Cruise

The majority of major cruise lines now offer plenty of gluten-free options though user reviews vary widely on GlutenFreeTravelSite.com. Broussard suggests doing research, communicating your needs ahead of time, and packing gluten-free food as a backup.

"You can never do enough prep," said Broussard.

11. Inflight Meal — Buyer Beware

While most airlines no longer offer free meals on domestic flights, passengers seated in business and first class or on international flights can request gluten-free meals. Broussard warns that ordering a gluten-free meal ahead of time isn’t always reliable. She suggests bringing food as a backup in case a gluten-free option isn’t available.

Since there is no physical way to determine if something is gluten free, Broussard suggests looking around and seeing what other passengers are eating; the gluten-free meal is clearly different from what is typically served. Also, be wary of meals that arrive with packaged bread or cookies, which are often innocently placed on top, but could also indicate the meal may not be gluten-free.

12. Use Mobile Advice

Once you arrive at your vacation destination, use mobile versions of gluten-free advice. Broussard’s site GlutenFreeTravelSite.com has an on-the-go version that doesn’t require any downloading. Simply log onto the Internet on your smartphone and pull up the website to access the mobile version, which includes a worldwide directory of restaurants with gluten-free options searchable by Zip code or town.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.


13 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Oats

Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.

1. Whole-Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Oats and Pecans

Pump up your sandwich bread game with this whole-wheat loaf. The addition of oats both in the bread and on the crust adds a nice texture and nutritional boost.

2. Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

If you froze a pint or two of blueberries this summer when they were at their peak, now is the time to dig them out of the freezer and make a batch of this quick bread. It’s a go-to treat for Sunday morning breakfast.

3. Jammy Granola Bars

These decadent granola bars are versatile enough to be eaten anywhere for any meal. You can take them hiking, enjoy one as a grab-and-go breakfast, or even serve them a la mode for a healthy dessert. Now all that’s left to decide is what kind of jam you’ll use.

4. Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates

Fruit crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to put together, and they are infinitely customizable to suit any dietary restrictions. This version happens to be nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There’s almost no one who will say no to this treat.

5. No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars

Don’t feel like firing up the oven? No problem. These delightful breakfast bars firm up in the refrigerator, and are sweetened with agave to make them vegan. You can also customize them to your taste by adding your favorite combination of dried fruits.

6. Honeyed Grapefruit Oat Scones

What better winter breakfast than a scone? Especially one that makes use of the fresh grapefruits that are in season now. The addition of honey and ginger means this is a recipe you’ll make again and again.

7. Overnight Oats with Jam and Toasted Coconut

If you made a resolution to eat breakfast more often in 2016, start adding these overnight oats to your before-bed routine. They are easy to assemble, and mean that you can hit snooze an extra time, and still eat breakfast.

8. Coconut Mango Oat Muffins

These muffins are made healthier by the addition of oats and coconut oil. If you aren’t a mango fan, swap in another favorite fruit. You might even consider making a double batch so you can stash some in the freezer for later.

9. Toasted Oat and Walnut Whisky Trifle

This classic Scottish dessert called cranachan is basically a boozy dessert version of your breakfast yogurt and granola parfait. But it’s the addition of your favorite whisky to the whipped cream that takes this solidly into dessert territory.

10. Steel-Cut Oats with Maple-Roasted Apples and Cheddar

Don’t be afraid of this sweet and savory combination for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Just like cheddar cheese goes wonderfully with apple pie, grated sharp cheddar adds a whole new richness to this recipe.

11. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

Skip the eggs and dairy in these pancakes and get the protein, fat, and fiber from oats and coconut yogurt instead. We promise you won’t even know they’re vegan.

12. Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? These hearty cookies have shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, and all your favorite warming spices. They make the perfect indulgent weekday breakfast.

13. How To Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Last but not least, the classic way to make a whole week of breakfast at once: oatmeal in jars. So easy, so simple!

Kristin is the co-founder of Part Time Vegan and Silent Book Club. As a former editor at Real Simple, she is compulsively organized and loves solving people's problems. She has a weakness for desserts, especially ice cream.