5 Simple & Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

Let it be known tho: I LOVE OATMEAL! I eat it every day and will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you let me. I love oatmeal so much I dedicated a whole Instagram account just for my oatmeal bowls; that account has now become my food and wellness account. Oatmeal is delicious. It breaks my heart every time I hear someone say that they don’t like oatmeal. Often times, they dislike it because of how it’s been made when they were younger. So in this post, I want to share some of my favorite oatmeal simple and healthy oatmeal recipes. They take less than 10 minutes to make and are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

If you’re allergic to any ingredients here, feel free to eliminate or substitute. The idea is not for you to strictly follow these recipes but rather to give you ideas on different ways to enjoy oats. As you will see, I try to be as fun and creative with my oats, trying out different recipes and switching things up regularly. I love oats- it has some incredible benefits for your body. I eat it every day and so it’s important that I don’t get bored of it. So I do my best to spice it up regularly so that each bowl of oats feels new and yummy to me. 

All the recipes here are Vegan. I am a plant-based eater (who eats primarily plants and very limited amounts of animal products.) You can learn more about my eating lifestyle in this post.

1. Blueberry, chocolate and apple Oatmeal With Almond Butter Syrup (Calories ~ 355)healthy oatmeal recipes

  •  ½ cup regular rolled oats use gluten free if gluten sensitive)
  • 1 whole small apple (or split a big apple in two)
  • ⅓ cup blueberries (I use frozen)
  • 1 leveled tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder

Almond Syrup:

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter. I make mine at home. Here’s the recipe
  • Less than ¼ warm water.

Add oatmeal, water, cacao powder, and sugar in a pot, cook with water until boiling. Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent burn. Add chopped apples, blueberries, cinnamon powder and stir well.

Meanwhile, mix the warm water and almond butter in a small jar to completely dissolve and liquify the almond butter. Pour on oatmeal and you are all ready to eat! I just topped with a few coconut flakes.

2. Pomegranate Citrus Oats Calories (~ 390)

simple oatmeal recipes

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats use gluten free if gluten sensitive)
  • Pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup flax seed milk
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 2 small cuties tangerines (peeled)

Cook rolled oats in 1 cup flax seed milk with a pinch of nutmeg stirring occasionally. Once slightly thickened, pour in bowl and top with pomegranate, tangerines, and coconut flakes. I chopped in some of the cuties into the oats that way you can enjoy that citrusy flavor with every bite.

3. Yes to Figs in Oats (~ 388)

health oatmeal recipes

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats use gluten free if gluten sensitive)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you can use vanilla pods if you have them)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 medium-sized figs

Cook Cook rolled oats in 2/3 cup almond milk with a pinch of salt & vanilla extract stirring occasionally. Once thickened, add the remaining milk, stir & pour in bowl and top with the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy

4. Strawberry blast Oats

strawberry oatmeal recipes healthy

  • ⅓ cup regular rolled oats use gluten free if gluten sensitive)
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 2 medium slices of dragon fruits
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • ½ medium bananas
  • Cashew nuts
  • 1 cup almond milk

Cook oats, vanilla extract, almond milk (leave a little for the mashed berries), on the stove for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. While it’s cooking, mash strawberries in a separate bowl until some of the berries are mashed. Add a little bit of milk and stir well. Pour oats in a bowl, pour mashed strawberries and add the rest of the topping.

5. Blueberry Jam Oats

everyday oatmeal recipes

This one is essentially the same recipe with the strawberry blast oats in number 4 except make with blueberries. I used frozen blueberries and warmed it up a bit. I think the frozen blueberry gives the berries a bit more moisture and makes it creamier. Think of freezing your berries and then thawing it them later? Do you notice the consistency as opposed to berries that were never frozen? Yeah right!

So follow the same recipe as number 4 except  I topped with almond butter, hemp seeds and cooked the oats with some coconut flakes.

I hope you guys enjoyed this! Let me know which one is your favorite. If you do make any of this, be sure to tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see what you recreate.



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