Oatmeal has a variety of nutritional qualities that make it not just good for diabetics, but for anyone trying to regulate their diet. In addition to the high fiber that helps to regulate blood sugar and lower glycemic index, it is heart-healthy and helps drastically lower cholesterol.
However, a boring bowl of oatmeal can be a pretty one-note way to start your day, so getting some exciting flavors is a great way to spice up your oats without too much unnecessary sugar. From overnight oats and oatmeal breakfast smoothies to fruit-filled oatmeal bakes and even savory oatmeal side dishes, there are plenty of ways to make oatmeal an exciting part of your day, no matter what meal you’re making. Check out our guide to 12 healthy oatmeal recipes for diabetics for some tasty oatmeal insight that’s guaranteed to make oats your new favorite grain.
Spiced Overnight Oats with Applesauce and Chia
Overnight oats are a great way to get a healthy breakfast on-the-go. These oats are soaked with almond milk and sweetened with bananas, applesauce, and apple pie spice for a satisfying and naturally sweetened breakfast.
10 minutes 290 calories Easy
Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
A filling breakfast smoothie is a fast and nutritious way to start out your day. Packed with oats, bananas, and flax seed, this smoothie is high in dietary fiber and is ready to go in just a few minutes.
5 minutes 190 calories Easy
No-Cook Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Date Syrup
If you haven’t found an oatmeal recipe that has turned you to a regular oatmeal eater yet, this may just be the one. Date syrup is the star of this overnight oats creation, providing a sticky sweet flavor that contains no refined sugar at all.
20 minutes 150 calories Easy
Gingerbread Overnight Oats
Instead of reaching for that last gingerbread cookie, reach for a bowl of gingerbread-spiced overnight oats instead. These oats are packed with protein and fiber, meaning you won’t be grabbing for that sugary breakfast the next morning.
5 minutes 350 calories Easy
Sugar-Free Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal is great for breakfast, but it’s not the only way to enjoy it. These oatmeal cookies are crunchy, tender, and naturally sweetened for a sugar-free sweet treat you can have guilt-free.
30 minutes 120 calories Easy
Savory Oats and Lentils
For a healthy dish that’s packed with legumes, whole grains, and vegetables, these savory oats and lentils are the perfect fit. Serve this alongside chicken or fish for a hearty and healthy meal, or add an egg on top for a light and tasty entrée all on its own.
40 minutes 260 calories Easy
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal
Boiling the oats in a brown sugar solution instead of water makes for a more flavorful bowl of oatmeal that you’ll look forward to eating every morning.
15 minutes 115 calories Easy
Raspberry Oat Bars
Serve these hearty, naturally sweetened oat bars with a cup of tea for an elegant afternoon snack, or after a hearty meal for an impressive and satisfying dessert.
35 minutes 90 calories Easy
Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
Not only is this breakfast bowl a nutritious and satisfying way to start your day, but the fresh fruit on top also makes it a beautiful breakfast to be proud of.
10 minutes 350 calories Easy
Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
These gluten-free muffins are a nutritious and convenient breakfast or midday snack, and are free of refined sugar, flour, and oil. The best part about these muffins, however, is how many add-ins you can throw in, from blueberries and raspberries to coconut, raisins, and fresh apple, to truly make them your own.
30 minutes 160 calories Easy
Amazing Healthy Oatmeal Pie
A healthy pie?! Believe it – this pie is made with oatmeal, toasted coconut, warm banana, and sticky caramel for an unbelievably delicious pie you won’t believe clocks in at less than 100 calories per slice.
1h 00m 90 calories Easy
Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
This creamy oatmeal bake is sweetened with cinnamon and honey, and studded with juicy strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries for a delightful flavor and natural sweetness.
1h 00m 300 calories Easy