Heart Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

on February 15, 2012

To celebrate Heart Health Month we’ve compiled our best recipes featuring oatmeal -- for breakfast, dessert or just a snack. Notice that readers submitted a few of the recipes. If you want to see your recipe in an upcoming gallery, join the American Profile Recipe Project.

Heart Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Indulge in these scrumptious oatmeal cookies when you need a healthy, sweet treat. With fat-free yogurt and a brown sugar substitute as the base, this excellent source of fiber tastes amazing and can keep you healthy and well. Get the Recipe

Healthy Makeover Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Revamped, these gems are still ooey-gooey good--but they’re only 80 calories each (with a gram of healthy fiber per cookie). We’ve also cut out half the fat and cholesterol you’d find in this treat’s calorie-laden cousins. Lose the guilt--and indulge! Get the Recipe

Oatmeal-Coconut Breakfast Bars

These bars are a nice way to get kids (and grownups) to eat a little extra nutrition from carrots, applesauce and wheat germ. They’re like a dessert for breakfast. A real treat in the morning with coffee, tea or milk, they also pack well for lunch boxes and hiking snacks. Get the Recipe

Good Morning Oatmeal

Reader Gwen Swanson shared this healthy recipe she and her family eat to help control blood pressure, improve artery health and lower cholesterol. She says it’s very delicious too! Get the Recipe

Oatmeal Rolls

This recipe comes from Carol Meyer, a pastor’s wife and mother of four, who says she gets frequent requests for the recipe when she takes her oatmeal rolls to potluck dinners and family gatherings. Get the Recipe

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

The aroma from these cookies reminds Ann Langenfeld, who submitted this recipe, of her late grandmother who made these for her when she was a child. Get the Recipe

Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

For those with a sweet tooth, here’s a coffeecake that incorporates oatmeal. While not as high in fiber as a bowl of oatmeal, it’s a tasty way to get some of the benefits of oatmeal. Get the Recipe

Oatmeal Cookies with Macadamia Nuts and Dried Cranberries

Macadamia nuts and dried cranberries take these cookies uptown. Get the Recipe

Berry Good Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A hearty oatmeal cookie-cake base covered with reduced-fat, almond-flavored cream cheese is a picture-perfect dessert topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries. Get the Recipe

Oatmeal Pancakes

Prepare in advance for hectic mornings by freezing a batch of these hearty pancakes made with oatmeal, whole-wheat flour and egg whites. They go from freezer to microwave to mouth in seconds. Get the Recipe