Chocolate oatmeal with pistachios, blueberries and avocado

 

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I can never get enough oatmeal, and it’s so versatile that the flavor possibilities are pretty much endless!  Okay, I know chocolate, pistachios, blueberries and avocado might sound a little out there, but it’s one of my new favorite breakfasts!

What you will need:

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1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

2 tsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp. sweetener of choice (I prefer Splenda )

Avocado

blueberries

pistacios

First, heat the plant milk on the stove on medium high heat.  Once it’s boiling, add the oats, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice and cinnamon.  Lower heat and allow to simmer for about five minutes, until cooked.

Take the avocado and cut in half.  Set the side with the seed aside.  While the skin is still on the avocado half, cut slices lengthwise.  Take a spoon and scoop out the slices.

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Place cooked oatmeal in a bowl, top with pistachios, blueberries and avocados and enjoy!

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Three ingredient double chocolate oatmeal

imageDouble chocolate oatmeal really doesn’t get any easier than this.  Three ingredients and five minutes are all you need!  It’s vegan, delicious, easy and another great excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!

what you will need-

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1 cup chocolate cashew milk

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1 tablespoon mini vegan chocolate chips

Put the chocolate cashew milk in a pot and heat on medium high heat.  Once it begins to boil, add the oatmeal and bring down to medium heat.  Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Put the oatmeal in a bowl, and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

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Enjoy!

Vegan no bake chocolate, peanut butter and coconut oatmeal cookies

imageThis no bake cookie recipe is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth!  Chocolate, peanut butter and coconut is my new favorite combination!  Surprisingly easy and healthy snacks that are perfect for a weekend of Netflix and chill.

what you will need-

image1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes

1 cup oatmeal (you can use a gluten free variety to make the recipe gluten free)

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons vegan mini dark chocolate chips (optional but recommended to use for a topping)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Put the coconut oil, almond milk, sugar and cocoa powder into a medium pot and set aside.

imageMeasure out the coconut flakes, oatmeal, peanut butter, vanilla extract and chocolate chips and put in separate containers.  This will make adding them later much easier.

imageTake the pot with the coconut oil, almond milk, sugar and cocoa powder and put it on the stove.  Heat on medium heat until it begins to boil gently.  Stir constantly and allow it to simmer for one minute.

After it has been simmering for one minute, remove from heat (or just turn off stove if you are using a gas stovetop).  Add in the coconut flakes, oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla extract.  Stir until combined completely.

imageScoop the mixture onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet.  I used a big flat plate because it’s prettier.

imageTop with the chocolate chips (again, optional but I recommend it).

allow to harden at room temperature for at least a half an hour.

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note- if they are a little bit crumbly and tend to fall apart, stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to make them less likely to fall apart.

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Vegan Easy, Cheesy, Creamy and Savory oatmeal

imageThis is an easy four ingredient recipe for a vegan savory creamy and cheesy oatmeal.  Who says oatmeal recipes have to be sweet?  This recipe is perfect for chilly fall mornings!

What you will need-

image1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup oatmeal (the old fashioned kind that take five minutes to cook)

2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/2 of a 10 gram vegetable bullion cube

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Prep the vegetable bullion cube by slicing it in half.  Take the half you are going to use and set aside.  In a saucepan, add almond milk and crushed 5 grams of vegetable bullion cube.  Heat on medium high heat until it begins boiling.  Once it is boiling, add the oatmeal and nutritional yeast.  Bring heat down to medium heat.  Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

imageEnjoy!

(serves one)

Not your mama’s oatmeal- Quick breakfast burrito

imageOatmeal is so underrated, especially because it isn’t in burritos, until now!  This is a quick, on the go breakfast that tastes great and is easy and portable!  Because everything is better in burrito form!

you will need-

whole wheat tortillas (2)

a small avocado

1/4 cup aquafaba (the liquid in canned garbanzo beans)

1 tsp nutritional yeast

vegan cream cheese

1 (slightly overfilled) tablespoon garbanzo bean flour

2 tablespoons instant oatmeal

1 tablespoon vegan probiotic peppery jack cashew spread

directions-

Put the aquafaba, oatmeal, garbanzo bean flour and nutritional yeast in a blender.  Blend.

Cut the avocado in half, peel, cut into slices and set aside.

Heat up a pan to medium heat.  Once it is heated, spray Pam onto the pan.  Add the mixture from the blender and the peppery jack cashew spread.  Cook until thicker than mashed potatoes, folding the mixture onto itself like you would with scrambled eggs.

put the tortillas on a microwave safe plate.  Cover with a damp paper towel.  Microwave for 30 seconds.  Take out of the microwave.

put a dollop of vegan cream cheese onto the center of the tortilla.  Cover with half the mixture from the pan.  Place sliced avocado on top.

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Fold the burrito.  The short side first, then lengthwise.  Place seam side down.

repeat with the other tortilla (because you will want two of these).

enjoy!

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Apple pie oatmeal

imageThis makes me feel like I am eating dessert for breakfast!

You will need-

quick oats oatmeal

Cinnamon

apple tea bag

sweetener of your choice (I prefer Splenda)

Take a cup of water and put in a pot.  Put in the tea bag and bring to a boil.  After a few minutes, remove teabag (carefully!).  Add 1/2 cup of the quick oats oatmeal.  Bring temp of the stove down until the Tea and oatmeal is slightly simmering.  Allow to cook for one minute.

Put the oatmeal into a bowl.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sweetener on top of the oatmeal. Enjoy!

note- you can easily adjust the recipe to make more.  Just make sure that you use twice as much water as oats, and allow the tea bag to brew in the water a minute or two longer to make sure the apple flavor is strong enough.

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