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Happy National Oatmeal Month! We are celebrating by sharing the many ways you can enjoy oats throughout the day. Oats have a lot of great benefits for you and your body. They are a great source of daily fiber, and studies show that diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Grab some rolled oats and get rollin’ on these recipes!


Nutty Fruit Squares


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2 cups Publix GreenWise organic dried apricots
1 cup Publix GreenWise organic raw cashews
3/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 scoop Publix GreenWise vanilla whey protein powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup Publix GreenWise organic old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup Publix GreenWise organic dried cranberries
1/4 cup Publix GreenWise raw sunflower seeds (or flaxseeds)
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ


Serves 12
Total cooking time: 40 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes

  1. Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with plastic wrap, overhanging each side.
  2. Combine apricots, cashews, peanut butter, maple syrup, whey protein and vanilla extract in a food processor. Process until desired consistency.
  3. Remove mixture and place in medium bowl; stir in oats, cranberries, sunflower seeds and wheat germ to form a dough consistency. Press mixture into prepared baking dish.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 12 squares.

Fruit and Nut Muesli


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1 cup old-fashioned (rolled) oats
1/2 cup nut-like cereal nuggets, such as grape nuts
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup dried apple chips
6 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries


Serves 6
Total cooking time: 45 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Combine oats, cereal, almonds, coconut and flax seeds. Whisk oil, vanilla and honey together; pour over oat mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Spread mixture out in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 10–12 minutes, stirring once halfway through, or until toasted and golden. Stir in apple chips; let stand 20 minutes to cool. (If making ahead of time, place muesli in airtight container until ready to serve).
  3. Assemble by placing 1 cup yogurt in each serving bowl. Top with 1 serving muesli and 1/4 cup blueberries. Serve.

TIP: The muesli can be enjoyed by itself as a snack, served over peaches or pears for a little crunch or stirred into applesauce.

Berry Oat Bake


2 medium organic bananas, mashed
1 Publix GreenWise organic egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
2/3 cup Publix GreenWise reduced-fat milk
5 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
2/3 cup Publix GreenWise organic old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh organic berries (or frozen)
Cooking spray


Serves 4
Total cooking time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mash bananas with back of wooden spoon (or potato masher). Stir in egg, milk and one teaspoon maple syrup.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine oats, apple pie spice, baking powder and salt. Combine with banana mixture and fold in berries.
  3. Coat four (5-oz) small, oven safe bowls with cooking spray; place on a baking sheet. Divide banana oat mixture into each bowl. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand five minutes to cool, top each serving with one teaspoon maple syrup. Serve.

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Mug


1 cup all-purpose baking mix
1 (5.3-oz) container lemon (or vanilla) Greek yogurt
2 large eggs (or 1 cup egg substitute)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 packet vanilla, almond and pecan oatmeal (1.75–2 oz)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Serves 4
Total cooking time: 50 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes

  1. Whisk baking mix, yogurt and eggs, until just combined. Stir in blueberries; divide batter between four 12-oz ceramic coffee mugs. Combine oatmeal and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; top each mug evenly with mixture.
  2. Microwave mugs, individually, on HIGH for 1–1 1/2 minutes or until center is cooked and muffin pulls slightly away from sides of mug (microwave ovens may vary). Let stand to cool one minute before serving. Caution mugs will be hot; touch mug only by handle.

Other Preparation Methods

Baking: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 24 cup mini muffin pan with spray. Fill each cup 3/4 full; sprinkle with oatmeal mixture. Bake 8–10 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Make oatmeal fun for the kids! Add toppings to create shapes, like this owl, and faces in their oatmeal to make it more enticing for them to eat. Adding toppings can create additional sweetness, which will also make it more appealing for them to eat.





We hope you enjoy National Oatmeal Month! Let us know your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal in the comments below.

Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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