7 Easy, Healthy Ways to Make Loretta Quick Oats

7 Easy, Healthy Ways to Make Loretta Quick Oats

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option because it’s affordable, easy to make, and full of nutritional value. Oats are also extremely versatile! They can be added to smoothies, desserts, and various savory meals to add heart-healthy fiber and protein to your diet. Let’s explore the different types of oatmeal, how to store it for longevity, and 7 ways to make Loretta Quick Oats.

Know the Different Types of Oats

Traditional Rolled Oats

Traditional rolled oats are the most common type of oatmeal; they are made by steaming and flattening whole oats. These oats have a slightly chewy texture and a nutty flavor.

Quick-Cooking Oats

Also made from whole oats, but they are cut into smaller pieces before being steamed. As a result, they cook more quickly than rolled oats and often have a softer texture.

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are made from whole oats that have been cut into smaller pieces and then boiled. These oats have a hearty texture and a nutty flavor.

What Makes Loretta’s Quick Oats So Great?

As we’ve discussed, there are many different types of oatmeal, each with its unique flavor and texture. Why do we love Loretta’s quick oats? First, they’re quick oats and can be made in just a minute! They’re also affordable, easy to make, and provide a lot of nutritional value.

Loretta Quick Oats are made with 100% whole grain oats, a good source of nutrients. The Loretta brand of quick oats uses a special slow-cooking process that results in a 100% natural, delicious, creamy texture. Additionally, the oats are grown in the USA and manufactured in Monroe, Michigan, making them local and sustainable. The quick oats contain nutritional fiber and 3g of fat, making them a heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering option.

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Where to Store Your Loretta Quick Oats

If you don’t have a lot of counter space, which many of us don’t, consider keeping your quick oats in the pantry or a cabinet. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container and in a dark, dry place. Store your oatmeal in the fridge or freezer if it’s mixed with water or milk. Just make sure to check the expiration date before you eat it!

7 Healthy Ways to Make Loretta Quick Oats

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls


  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups Loretta Quick Oats
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 scoop of protein powder


  1. Mix the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  3. Form 1” balls and place them on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Overnight Oats


  • ½ cup Loretta Quick Oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings of your choice (fresh fruit, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, etc.)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)


  1. Add the oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup or honey, chia seeds (if desired), and vanilla in a storage container or mason jar with an air-tight lid. Stir.
  2. Place the container in the fridge overnight.
  3. The next morning, remove the lid. Stir.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy. 
  5. Store for up to 1 week in the fridge.

Of course, you can try any combination of ingredients for your overnight oats. Here are some of our favorite combinations:

  • Peanut butter chocolate chip
  • Crushed walnuts, apple slices, and cinnamon
  • Nutella and cocoa powder
  • Banana peanut butter
  • Fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raisins
  • Cinnamon and carrots
  • Coconut and chocolate chips
  • Protein powder and granola

Mango Oatmeal Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup dry Loretta quick oats
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup spinach (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Add 3-5 ice cubes for a cooler, thicker consistency if preferred.


Turkey Nuggets


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup Loretta quick oats
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp lemon pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  • Olive oil


  1. In a bowl, mix together turkey and seasonings.
  2. Add flour to a large storage bag.
  3. Roll the turkey into 1” balls.
  4. Add 6 of the 1” balls into the storage bag and roll with flour.
  5. With a spatula, flatten the balls.
  6. Coat with flour again.
  7. In a frying pan, heat oil until it shimmers.
  8. Add turkey tots into the pan and fry until golden brown and cooked.



  • 2 lb ground beef
  • ¾ cup Loretta Quick Oats
  • 1 small onion
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ground beef, Loretta Quick Oats, onion, milk, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl.
  3. Combine but do not overwork.
  4. Transfer to a 9×5 bread loaf pan.
  5. Flatten the top of the mixture.
  6. In another bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
  7. Spoon half of the mixture over the meatloaf.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
  9. Remove the meatloaf and drain the grease.
  10. Spoon the remaining mixture onto the top and bake for another 10 minutes.
  11. Cool for 20 minutes, and enjoy!


Air Fryer Oatmeal Berry Cookies


  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup dry Loretta quick oats
  • ½ cup dried berries
  • ¼ cup honey roasted almonds


  1. Mash the banana in a small bowl with a fork.
  2. Add oatmeal and mix with banana.
  3. Add berries and honey-roasted almonds and mix well.
  4. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper. Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees.
  5. Scoop one spoonful of the dough 1” apart on the parchment paper.
  6. Cook in the 330-degree air fryer for 10-12 minutes.

Peach Oatmeal Crisp


  • 3 lb peeled and pitted peaches cut in 1/4” slices
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt


  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup Loretta Quick Oats
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine peaches, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt. Mix until peaches are coated well.
  4. Mix brown sugar, flour, Loretta Quick Oats, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in another bowl.
  5. Add the softened butter and mix until crumbly.
  6. Transfer peach mixture to the baking dish and press evenly. Sprinkle the crumbly topping over top.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
  8. Cool for 20 minutes, and enjoy!

More About Bektrom Foods, Inc.

Bektrom Foods, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of private label dry grocery items since 2008, and our popular Loretta label is currently offered in 38,000 stores in the USA. We produce and blend all of our own mixes in our manufacturing facility in Monroe, Michigan. Our products are sold to all facets of retail, dollar chains, standard grocery stores, big box stores, and distributors, as well as co-packing and private labels.

Not surprisingly, Loretta Quick Oats is a best-selling product thanks to its versatility, 100% natural ingredients, and added nutritional value.

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