This easy oatmeal recipe is healthy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious! It’s so cozy and the perfect easy breakfast for a chilly morning.
One of my favorite breakfasts will always and forever be this vegan oatmeal. I know, I sound like a bore-fest, but there’s just something so cozy and delicious about a good, hearty bowl of oatmeal, especially on a chilly morning!
These vegan oatmeal bowls are so easy, and you can scale it down or up to make for more or less people! That’s what I love the most about oatmeal: it’s that it’s so easy and yet tastes so good!
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I’ll tell you a little story. Jared’s grandma is 93 years old.
Yes, 93! When I first met her 3 years ago, the first thing she let me know was this:
If you want to get to my age, the secret is ice cream every night and a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and slivered almonds in the morning.
Always include those blueberries and slivered almonds haha! I’m not making any claims here, but all I know is that I think I could learn a thing or two from Mimi (and yes, she’s 93 years old and eats ice cream every night. Literally, goals.).
I think the real key here is enjoying life, eating what you love, and to not sweat the little things. That’s what I’ve gathered from a few centenarians that I’ve met.
So I guess that means I need to be eating more bananas, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and chocolate, and seriously get back to my yoga practice! Good, right?
I’ll be sure to hit 100 with that 😉
Now back to these big vegan protein bowls that I created…the real reason you’re here, right? Not to listen to me ramble haha!
So another thing that always tripped me up was that there wasn’t a good amount of protein in oatmeal. That’s why I love adding a scoop of protein powder while it’s cooking!
In each of these vegan oatmeal bowls, I can get between 18-23 grams of protein right at the start of my day! I think it actually makes the oatmeal a lot thicker too. You obviously don’t have to use a vegan protein powder, it could be any protein powder, but I personally like to vary the sources of protein I consume!
One of my favorite protein powders to use is Gainful because they actually have you take an assessment to match your fitness and health goals, as well as personal health needs. You can even personalize the flavor! You can use the code: BANANADIARIES for a 20% discount off your first order!
Now for toppings. Oh the toppings! Because you can’t have a naked vegan oatmeal bowl! I mean, you could, but it won’t taste nearly as good as adding your favorite fruit on top 🙂
I love adding bananas, berries (shoutout to Mimi!), and my current love: kiwis! They’re just so yummy, and full of vitamin C and fiber!
I hope you love these bowls as much as I do!
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Cozy Vegan Oatmeal Bowls
This easy oatmeal recipe is healthy, vegan, protein-packed, gluten-free and delicious! It’s so cozy and the perfect easy breakfast for a chilly morning.
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 cup gluten-free sprouted organic rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 scoops vegan protein powder (I like Gainful)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup your favorite fruit
- In a large sauce pot, combine all of the ingredients, except for the protein powder and fruit, and bring the heat to medium high.
- Let the oatmeal reach a boil, stir it, and then reduce to a simmer with the lid on.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Remove the cover, and stir in protein powder.
- Turn off heat and pour oatmeal into two bowls, equal in portion.
- Top with your favorite fruit and nut butters, and enjoy!