Oatmeal makes a delicious addition to desserts, thanks to its chewy texture and nutty flavor. Steel-cut oats are an even longer-cooking option, so make sure you get the right kind. Try some of these delightful oatmeal dessert recipes for a hearty sweet treat.
Date Squares with Oat Crust
Dates have an earthy sweetness that tastes decadent, but they also bring lots of vitamins and soluble fiber. These sticky and crumbly bars go wonderfully alongside a cup of tea or coffee for a brunch or afternoon treat.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, these no-bake cookies will do it for you. Lots of variations can help you make them your own, including tips for adding coconut, nuts, cocoa, and much more. Try them for a summer treat when you just can’t stand turning on the oven.
Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips give the filling in these easy oat bars a nice creaminess that contrasts perfectly with the oat crust. Walnuts or pecans give them extra crunch, but you can leave them out if you don’t care for nuts.
Spiced Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
With their thick and chewy texture, these vegan cranberry oatmeal cookies taste almost like a scone. They’re hearty enough to eat a few for breakfast if you feel like treating yourself. And they use no egg replacement, so they make a great start for those new to vegan baking.
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Oatmeal Cream Pies are reminiscent of whoopie pies, but the ingredients are quite a bit different. Oatmeal Cream Pies use an oatmeal cookie recipe, while whoopie pies use a cake-like batter. Throw it back to childhood by making your own oatmeal cream pies. With a fluffy, creamy filling sandwiched between two sweet and chewy cookies, you can’t do much better than these for your kid’s lunchbox, a picnic sweet, or casual dessert.
An old-fashioned oatmeal pie fills a prepared pie crust with oats, sugar, butter, and vanilla for a dessert that tastes like if a bowl of oatmeal and pie came together. Some people call it a mock pecan pie since it harkens back to when pecans were scarce.
When baking with oats, read the recipe carefully. Quick-cooking oats are more processed than those labeled old-fashioned oats, so won’t behave the same way in recipes. Those recipes can be one of your diet dessert preferences. Happy Diet!