Nourishment, Recipes

Oatmeal Recipe (Vegan)

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I swear this is quick, easy, and healthy.

Full disclosure: The oatmeal doesn’t look like this when I make it and I’m ready to eat it. I made it pretty for the photo. I hope you appreciate it.

Did you know? You can cook raw oats really quickly in the microwave. It takes two minutes! If you’re looking down on me because you only do stove-top oats, well, I’ll just say I’ll always have an extra 10-15 minutes of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats – ¼ to ½ cup (depending on how much you want or the size of your bowl)
  • Flax seeds – A bunch
  • Chia seeds – A bunch
  • Almond butter or peanut butter – 1 tbsp.
  • Coconut milk – A splash, or to your liking
  • Banana (mashed)
  • Raspberries – A bunch, or to your liking
  • Blueberries – A bunch, or to your liking

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Put rolled oats, flax seeds, and chia seeds in a microwavable bowl
  2. Add enough water to be able to stir everything together, but not so much that the entire mixture is sitting under water
  3. Microwave the bowl for two minutes (the weight of the seeds should prevent the oats from overflowing)
  4. While the microwave is going, mash up the banana and rinse the raspberries and blueberries (yasss we are time-efficient)
  5. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave because it will be hot
  6. Add almond butter or peanut butter and stir so it dissolves easily
  7. Add the mashed banana, raspberries, and blueberries
  8. Stir and enjoy!

Sometimes I add little treats, like cinnamon honey or dairy-free chocolate chips (just a few because you can easily go overboard).

If you need ideas for new oatmeal “flavors” or want to enjoy a bowl made by someone else in NYC, check out Oatmeals at 120 West 3rd Street (between MacDougal and 6th Avenue).

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