Everyone’s Favorite (Vegan) Oatmeal

Everyone’s Favorite (Vegan) Oatmeal

Recipe Info

  • Recipe Cuisine: Vegan
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast
  • Tagged: Dairy Free, Gluten Free Option, Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Recipe Yield: 1 Serving


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (nut-free and/or soy-free if necessary)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Salt to taste


Bring the water and oats to a boil in a small saucepan or pot. Reduce to a simmer and leave to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thick and sticky. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until the milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt are heated through, and the desired thickness has been reached. Transfer to a serving bowl after removing from the heat. Serve immediately with your preferred toppings.


Simple Fruit and Nut Oatmeal: Top cooked oatmeal with 1/3 cup fresh fruit (sliced banana, chopped strawberries, sliced nectarine or peach, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) and/or 2 tablespoons chopped dried fruit (peaches, apricots, apples, cherries, raisins) and/or 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts). Drizzle with more maple syrup if desired.

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal: Increase the cinnamon to 1½ teaspoons and stir in 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses and 14 cup raisins before adding the milk. 1 tablespoon raisins, a drizzle of maple syrup, and/or 1 tablespoon chopped nuts can be added on top.

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Bananas: Add 1/3 cup sliced bananas and 1 tablespoon peanut butter when adding the milk. Drizzle with peanut butter and maple syrup and top with a few more banana slices, 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts, and drizzles of peanut butter and maple syrup. To take it over the top, add a couple of tablespoons of chocolate chips.

Double Chocolate Oatmeal: When adding the milk, stir in 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons chocolate chips after removing from the heat. Chopped nuts and/or cacao nibs can be sprinkled on top.

Fruit Pie Oatmeal: When adding the oats, add 1/3 cup chopped fruit of your choice. 1/4 cup of the same fruit and/or 1 tablespoon chopped nuts on top

Recipe Nutrition Info

  • Calories: 393
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Carbs: 76.4g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Sugar: 16.5g