Let's be honest - oatmeal has taken over the at-home breakfast game. I cannot get through a full 24 hours without scrolling past a picture of it on Instagram, liking a video of it on #oatmealtiktok, or preparing a bowl of it for my own consumption. Just like your favorite pair of jeans, oatmeal is trendy, versatile, and there's something for everyone. Let me show you some oatmeal recipes I've made, both at home or in my college dorm that are sure to warm your soul in these frigid winter months. Make these recipes and you'll love me bunches (of oats)!

Cozy Carrot Cake Oats

Sydney Barish

Happy birthday-- kind of. Treat yourself to some carrot cake oatmeal to make your morning feel like a celebration. Let's get this party started!

What You'll Need:

1. 1/3 cup old fashioned oats2. 1/3 cup of milk (or preferred milk substitute)3. 3 shredded baby carrots4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds5. Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste6. 1.5 teaspoons maple syrup7. 1.5 tablespoons almond butter (or preferred nut butter)8. Small handful golden raisins

Let's Put it Together!

1. All in a jar, combine oats and milk. Mix.2. Add shredded carrots, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Mix.3. Finally, add nut butter and mix until fully incorporated.4. Seal jar and place into the fridge overnight. Open, take out your spoon, and enjoy!

And it's as easy as that. Bet you didn't know you could get your fresh veggies in that way! The rolled oats absorb so much of the liquid that is put in the jar with them overnight that they plump up, while also absorbing those spices that you included. The raisins balance out the oats perfectly-- they add a bite of sweetness, and I think that this carrot cake flavor might be the best recipe of them all. 

But if carrots aren't your cup of tea, I have another recipe that will be sure to tickle your tastebuds. New Yorkers go bananas over Magnolia Bakery's classic banana pudding but in these times, not everyone is willing to make the trek to this famous bakery. Instead, I have come up with this concoction to honor the cult-favorite sweet.

Magnolia Bakery-Inspired Banana Pudding Overnight Oats

Sydney Barish

What You'll Need:

1) 1/3 cup rolled oats2) 1/3 oat milk (or liquid of choice)3) 1 tbs chia seeds4) 1 tsp cinnamon5) 1 tsp nutmeg6) 1/2 banana, mashed

Let's Put it All Together!

1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a mason jar and store, sealed, overnight in the refrigerator. Open container and enjoy in the morning.                                                                                    2. Feel free to top this glorious oatmeal with bananas, cinnamon and more nut butter if you please.

Now this is a breakfast of champions if I've ever seen one! Its creamy, nutty, and not overwhelmingly sweet so it definitely pleases the palette. These oatmeal recipes can be tailored to your liking and do not need to be followed to a tee. If you like extra raisins or chia seeds, add as much as your heart desires! It takes a mere 10 minutes oat of your day to make these oatmeals and it is well worth it.

Check out some more oatmeal recipes here