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When summer is here, the last thing you want to do in the mornings is stand over a hot stove and make oatmeal… or still… eat hot oatmeal. Keep your cool with these summer oatmeal recipes that are made to be enjoyed cold. From chilled overnight oats, to tasty muffins, to protein-packed smoothies, you’ll find a delicious breakfast to get your day off to a great start.

oatmeal in white bowl topped with berries with spoon off to the right and additional berries around the bowl

Why should you eat breakfast? Well, you don’t want to be famished by lunch. And with the kids at home during the summer, you’ll love having these easy breakfasts in your menu rotation.

Overnight Oats Recipes

Peach Overnight Oats

peach overnight oats in jar topped with granola and strawberries

This recipe for Peach Overnight Oats from Natalie’s Health combines the juicy sweetness of peaches with the hearty, creamy texture of overnight oats. This easy-to-make breakfast option is perfect for busy mornings, as it requires no cooking and can be prepared in advance. With a base of rolled oats, milk, walnuts, and fresh peaches, it is a healthy way to start your day.

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

strawberry overnight oats in small jar

The Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats from Randa Nutrition is a creative twist on the classic breakfast dish, combining the creamy, indulgent flavors of cheesecake with the wholesome goodness of oats. Made with oats, Greek yogurt, strawberries, protein powder, and sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix, it really does mimic the beloved dessert. Ideal for meal prep, this dish is a convenient and fuss-free breakfast.

Blueberry Overnight Oats

blueberry overnight oats in small jar on wooden background

Delicious Little Bites has a recipe for Blueberry Overnight Oats that’s so perfect for summer. This nutritious recipe combines rolled oats, fresh blueberries, flax seeds, and almond milk. The addition of vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a touch of honey or maple syrup enhances the flavors, making each spoonful a burst of sweetness.

Raspberry Overnight Oats

raspberry overnight oats in mason jars on a white plate

Tastes of Lizzy T’s Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats pairs tart fresh raspberries with the nutty, rich flavor of almonds. This dish is a wonderful option for a quick and nutritious breakfast, featuring a combination of oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, almonds, and raspberries, topped with a hint of honey for sweetness. Chia seeds are optional. It’s tasty and has a great texture contrast with the creaminess of the oats and the crunch of the almonds.

Superfood Overnight Oatmeal

superfood overnight oats in glasses with spoons

These Superfood Overnight Oats from Cotter Crunch are a great way to kickstart your day with a burst of nutrients. This meal prep-friendly breakfast combines oats with a variety of superfoods like berries, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and almond milk, creating a dish that’s as beneficial as it is delicious. The recipe allows for customization with your choice of milk (almond, oat milk, dairy, etc.) and add-ins (like nuts and other fruits), catering to different tastes and dietary needs.

Apricot Overnight Oatmeal

apricot overnight oats in white bowl on wooden table

You have to try this Apricot Overnight Oatmeal from The Gracious Pantry. It combines sweet, chewy dried apricots, oatmeal, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and vanilla together to create a delicious and nutritious breakfast option. This recipe is ideal for those who prefer a clean eating approach for a meal that’s both healthy and satisfying.

Oatmeal Muffins

Peach Oatmeal Muffins

stacked peach oatmeal muffins with cinnamon sticks in front

Who doesn’t love a fruity muffin with a cup of coffee or milk to start the morning? These fruity Peach Oatmeal Muffins from Damn Delicious are made with the usual muffin ingredients plus fresh peaches and brown sugar to make them moist, sweet, and super delicious. You can also sub canned peaches if you don’t have fresh ones on hand, but make sure you drain them well. And while the recipe calls for sour cream, you can also substitute plain or peach-flavored yogurt in a pinch.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

oatmeal raisin muffins in a basket

Glue Sticks & Gumdrops’ Oatmeal Raisin Muffins are a cozy and comforting treat. These muffins blend the classic flavors of oatmeal and raisins, creating a moist, tender muffin. Made with simple ingredients like oats, raisins, and cinnamon, they offer a wholesome, homey taste reminiscent of traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. Easy to bake and irresistibly delicious, these muffins are a great option for anyone looking for a nutritious, homemade baked good that feels like a warm hug in every bite. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins

apple pie oatmeal muffins

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins have all the classic apple pie flavors and the hearty, wholesome goodness of oatmeal muffins. This recipe from Kenarry captures the essence of a homemade apple pie, with chunks of tender apples, warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and the comforting texture of baked oatmeal.

Oatmeal Smoothies & Smoothie Bowls

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl

smoothie bowl made with oatmeal to thicken and topped with granola, fresh strawberries, and seeds

Try this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl for a refreshing and filling breakfast or snack, blending together frozen strawberries, a frozen banana, hearty oats, and your choice of milk and/or yogurt to create a smooth, thick base. Topped with fresh fruits, granola, and chia seeds, the variety of textures and flavors make every bite interesting and delicious.

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

blueberry oatmeal smoothie in tall glass

This Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie from A Daily Smoothie combines the sweet flavors of blueberries and bananas with the wholesome goodness of oatmeal. This smoothie is perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast, providing a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and energy. Adding the oatmeal makes it much more filling than a regular smoothie, but you can also add a scoop of protein powder to up the ante.

More Summer Oats Ideas

Strawberry Oat Protein Bites

strawberry protein balls in a white bowl

The Fit Cookie’s Strawberry Oat Protein Bites are a delicious, nutritious snack or breakfast on the go. These gluten-free bites are made with freeze-dried strawberries, hearty oats, collagen powder, coconut flour, strawberry puree, cashew butter, vanilla, and Stevia to keep you fueled and satisfied. Easy to make and requiring no baking, they are ideal for meal prep or a quick snack. You could easily use the same base recipe and swap out the fruit to change things up.

Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

protein balls made with oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, and other ingredients

These Protein Balls from Pretty Providence are perfect for a quick energy boost or post-workout recovery but can be a delicious breakfast, too. Made with ingredients like oats, protein powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, honey, almond butter, and flax seeds, these balls are packed with protein and fiber. They are incredibly easy to make, requiring no baking, and can be customized with various add-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.

Which of these oatmeal recipes for summer do you think you’ll try first? If you love oatmeal, you’ll also like this strawberry baked oatmeal, these classic oatmeal raisin cookies, and these fall oatmeal recipes.

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