A piping hot bowl of hearty oatmeal is a great way to kickstart your day on a chilly fall or winter morning. Oats are loaded with soluble fiber that have been shown to lower cholesterol levels. And if you don't have time to cook your oats, jump onto the overnight oats bandwagon, which allows you to have breakfast ready as soon as you wake up. Use Food & Wine's guide to find out how to incorporate oats into breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

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Brown Butter-Raspberry Baked Oatmeal
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In this baked oatmeal, perfectly tender spiced oats mixed with sweet and tart fruit are topped with crispy coconut and pecans. The recipe calls for raspberries—blackberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries would work as well. Blooming the spices in the hot brown butter releases their flavors and infuses the entire dish with a nutty warmth. The baked oatmeal can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Cover with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes, or microwave individual portions on high for 1 minute.
Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Soy Milk
Art Smith of Washington, DC's, Art and Soul restaurant says that eating breakfast speeds up his metabolism and also fuels his intense workouts. He swears by steel-cut oatmeal, which has an appealing chewy texture. Great Breakfasts
Oatmeal with Pineapple and Golden Raisins
This simple recipe will help kick start your day in the best way possible. Slideshow:
Mashed Banana & Whole-Grain Porridge
Making wheat berries for breakfast can require waking up before sunrise, since the grains take at least an hour to cook. But, thanks to new flash-freezing technology, excellent precooked whole grains like barley, quinoa and wheat berries are ready in the time it takes to brew coffee. F&W's Justin Chapple turns frozen grains into a porridge that's great with all kinds of toppings. Slideshow:  Whole Grain Breakfasts