12 Dessert Recipes That Prove Oatmeal Isn't Just for Breakfast

Oatmeal often gets a bad rap. If you're not a big oatmeal fan, it may be due to one too many experiences with a congealed bowl that sat out too long or didn't get enough milk before it hit the microwave. But oatmeal doesn't have to be like that, and it's not just a healthy breakfast option. Oatmeal desserts can be just as elevated and flavorful as your favorite chocolate or peanut butter sweets. Plus, since oats are good for you, you may get a little extra satisfaction from the idea of a slightly healthier dessert. These oatmeal desserts range from no-bake cookies (great for those who love raw cookie dough) to pies and sandwiches reminiscent of Little Debbie treats. We've even included a baked oatmeal recipe for its cake-like consistency and the fact that the Test Kitchen swears it could be dessert. So, pick one of these tempting oatmeal recipes, pull out your mixing bowl, and discover a new way to enjoy this breakfast staple as an end-of-the-meal treat.