Oatmeal is a staple of the plant-based breakfast world. Oats are nutritious, filling and can be combined with an endless number of other ingredients.
Oats are processed in a variety of ways. Traditional rolled oats maintain their grain like appearance and keep their shape when cooked. Quick-cooking rolled oats are more like light flakes and form a porridge consistency when cooked with water.
Choose the oats that you like most, but avoid ‘instant’ oats that combined with artificial flavourings, sweeteners and preservatives. (We recommend traditional rolled oats which have a nuttier taste and keep their shape and texture.)
Plant-based Plan recipes are all sugar-free, but if you can’t bear your breakfast without some sweetness we recommend using a natural sweetener like maple syrup, raw honey, natural palm sugar or agave nectar.
We recommend soaking your oats overnight. This softens them up and means they can be thoroughly cooked just by bringing them to the boil. This makes an oatmeal breakfast a 5 minute job! We provide reminders in the meal plans so you don’t forget! If you do forget, don’t worry! Just cook them anyway.
To make today’s Oats, check the meal plan. Today’s toppings and additions are listed there….
It is also optional to soak any nuts, seeds and dried fruit along with the oatmeal. This makes them easier on the digestion in the morning!
- Oats of choice
- Toppings of choice (Fruit, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Seeds, Flaxmeal, etc) or ingredients listed in Meal Plan
Put your pre-soaked oats (and nuts, seeds & dried fruit) in a small pan. Add as much water is needed for your preferred consistency (the oatmeal may thicken as it heats up, so you may need to add more water.)
Gently heat, bringing to the boil, stirring continuously.
Serve in a bowl, top with any fresh fruit.
The nutrition labels, macronutrient images and calorie information are approximate guides only, the precise nutritional content of the meals is subject to change as the recipes are adjusted and improved.
Where recipes have been adjusted or inspired by third parties, credit is duly given. All ingredient information, photography and text is original and owned by Plant-Based Plan.