Breakfast

August 23, 2018

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Up your breakfast game with quick and easy plant-based berry oatmeal. Warm, healthy, fruit-sweetened, satisfying, and vegan!

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a classic breakfast for a reason -- it's both easy and healthy. This plant-based berry oatmeal is my go-to breakfast on the weekends. During the week, I make overnight oats for an on-the-go option. On the weekend I want to change it up, but still enjoy the health benefits and fantastic taste of oatmeal.

Oatmeal has such a great nutritional profile. It's a whole grain -- something we should be eating several servings of every day.

Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber. This fiber can do many things for your body. It can help regulate your bowel movements and maintain bowel/gut health. Fiber can also lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, control blood sugar, and help you maintain a healthy weight. Basically, if you're having any health problems at all (or even if you're not) you should eat more fiber!

Besides fiber, oats also have some protein and healthy fats like Omega-3s and Omega-6s. Manganese, phosphorous, copper, vitamin B1, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc are also found in oats. What a nutritional powerhouse!

But oatmeal isn't all about the oats. It's about add-ins and toppings too.

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Ingredients

Oatmeal: For the quickest option you can use rolled oats or quick oats. If you want to use steel cut oats, that's fine too, just know that you have to cook the oats on the stove and they will take longer to cook.

Flaxseed: The key to a super thick bowl of oatmeal starts with flaxseed. Make a "flax egg" by mixing ground flaxseed with water and letting the mixture rest in the fridge. This flax egg congeals to make an incredible thickening agent for oatmeal.

Cinnamon: I love using cinnamon to add subtle sweetness. Other spices like nutmeg and cloves also work well.

Vanilla: A dash of vanilla adds some depth of flavor.

Toppings: The perfect bowl of oatmeal depends on the toppings. This is "berry" oatmeal, so I definitely suggest adding your favorite berries. But you can also add other fruits like bananas, or even nuts or seeds. I added chia seeds and walnuts.

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

How to make Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Step 1. Prepare a flax egg by mixing ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Set in the fridge while you cook the oatmeal.

Step 2. In the bowl you want to eat from, add oatmeal and water and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Alternatively, if you are using rolled oats, you can cook the oatmeal on the stove. For this method, follow the directions on the package.

Step 3. While the oatmeal is cooking, gather and prepare the remaining ingredients.

Step 4. When the oatmeal is done, add all the ingredients to the bowl and stir together. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for oatmeal which gives us fiber to keep us healthy. Let this oatmeal be the start to a great day where we may do your work. Amen.

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Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Up your breakfast game with quick and easy plant-based berry oatmeal. Warm, healthy, fruit-sweetened, satisfying, and vegan!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

2

min

cook:

3

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Berries or other fruit of choice
  • Other toppings: nuts, seeds, coconut, etc.

Instructions

  1. Prepare a flax egg by mixing the ground flaxseed and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Set in the fridge while you cook the oatmeal.
  2. In the bowl you want to eat from, add the oatmeal and the 2/3 cup of water and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. When the oatmeal is done, add the flax egg, cinnamon, vanilla and your preferred toppings to the bowl and stir together. Enjoy!
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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography