There’s nothing wrong with a hot bowl of oatmeal, but there are a lot more ways to use oats. They’re incredibly versatile — you can throw them into a granola (watch how it’s done below), use them in an apple crisp, homemade crackers, squares, breakfast muesli and more. Whole oats can last for up to a year in a well-sealed container (kept in a cool, dark place). Oatmeal and rolled oats are best when used within 3 months. Get more out of that bag of oats with the recipes in our gallery below:
There’s no better use for oats than the classic oatmeal and raisin cookie (at least in our humble opinion). Get this oatmeal-raisin cookie recipe.