Vegan Oatmeal

This vegan oatmeal is thick, creamy, and delicious! This quick and easy recipe takes only 5 minutes. The coconut milk gives it an ultra creamy texture!
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This easy vegan oatmeal recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast! It is made with just 5 simple ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make. You can customize it with your favorite toppings, flavors, and add-ins. This oatmeal recipe is thick, creamy, and delicious!

Vegan oatmeal.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This vegan oatmeal recipe is both delicious and nutritious.
  • Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates.
  • This oatmeal is also low in fat and calories.
  • This recipe is very easy to make, even for beginners.
  • All you need is a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of time.
  • This recipe can be easily customized to your liking.
  • You can add different toppings and flavorings to create your own unique bowl of oatmeal.
  • This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
  • In addition, it is also a good source of fiber and protein, making it a great breakfast option for everyone.
  • Check out this Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal or this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal for a delicious breakfast recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the ingredients and substitutions for this vegan oatmeal recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.

Use rolled oats for the best texture. If needed, use certified gluten-free oats.

Canned coconut milk provides the most creamy texture. If needed, use almond milk, cashew milk, or oat milk.

Vanilla extract adds a warm and cozy flavor.

Pure maple syrup naturally adds sweetness.

Cinnamon adds a delicious flavor!

Ingredients for vegan oatmeal.

Taste & Texture

This vegan oatmeal recipe has a creamy and delicious taste.

The oats are cooked until soft and tender. The plant milk adds a rich and creamy flavor.

The toppings that you add will also affect the taste of your oatmeal.

How to Make

Step 1

To start, all ingredients to a medium saucepan over low medium heat.

Oats in coconut milk.

Step 2

Stir consistently, for 4 to 5 minutes, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.  The longer it cooks, the thicker the oatmeal will become.

Creamy oats in pan.

Step 3

Then, remove the saucepan from the heat.  Transfer the vegan oatmeal into bowls.

Thick oatmeal in pan.

Step 4

Top with more ground cinnamon, coconut milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best vegan oatmeal!

Use rolled oats: Rolled oats are the best type of oats to use for this recipe. They cook quickly and have a nice, chewy texture.

Use plant milk: There are many different types of plant milk available, such as oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk. Choose your favorite type of plant milk to use in this recipe.

Add spices and flavorings: You can add different spices and flavorings to your oatmeal to create your own unique bowl. Some good options include cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

Don’t overcook the oats: Overcooked oats will be mushy and bland. Be sure to cook the oats until they are soft and tender, but not mushy.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

There are many different ways to flavor and customize your vegan oatmeal. Here are a few ideas.

Fruit: Add fresh or frozen fruit to your oatmeal for a sweet and healthy addition. Some delicious options include bananas, berries, and apples.

Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds add a crunchy texture and flavor to oatmeal. Try almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseed.

Spices: Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger add a warm and flavorful touch to oatmeal.

Sweeteners: You can sweeten your oatmeal with maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar.

How to Serve & Store

Vegan oatmeal can be served hot or cold. Top your oatmeal with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

To store, simply place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

For dessert, make these Vegan Cheesecake Bars!

Vegan oats with walnuts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is oatmeal vegan?

Yes, oatmeal is vegan. Oats themselves are vegan, and there are many vegan-friendly ways to prepare oatmeal.

What type of plant milk should I use in this recipe?

You can use any type of plant milk that you like. Some popular options include oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk.

Can I add other ingredients to my oatmeal?

Yes, you can add other ingredients to your oatmeal. Delicious options include fruit, nuts, seeds, spices, and sweeteners.

Are Quaker Oats vegan?

Yes, Quaker Oats are vegan.

What is the best plant-based milk for oatmeal?

We love using coconut milk for the most creamy texture for oatmeal!

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