August 23, 2018

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Up your breakfast game with quick and easy plant-based berry oatmeal. Warm, healthy, fruit-sweetened, satisfying, and vegan!

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a classic breakfast for a reason -- it's both easy and healthy. This plant-based berry oatmeal is my go-to breakfast on the weekends. During the week, I make overnight oats for an on-the-go option. On the weekend I want to change it up, but still enjoy the health benefits and fantastic taste of oatmeal.

Oatmeal has such a great nutritional profile. It's a whole grain -- something we should be eating several servings of every day.

Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber. This fiber can do many things for your body. It can help regulate your bowel movements and maintain bowel/gut health. Fiber can also lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, control blood sugar, and help you maintain a healthy weight. Basically, if you're having any health problems at all (or even if you're not) you should eat more fiber!

Besides fiber, oats also have some protein and healthy fats like Omega-3s and Omega-6s. Manganese, phosphorous, copper, vitamin B1, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc are also found in oats. What a nutritional powerhouse!

But oatmeal isn't all about the oats. It's about add-ins and toppings too.

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal


Oatmeal: For the quickest option you can use rolled oats or quick oats. If you want to use steel cut oats, that's fine too, just know that you have to cook the oats on the stove and they will take longer to cook.

Flaxseed: The key to a super thick bowl of oatmeal starts with flaxseed. Make a "flax egg" by mixing ground flaxseed with water and letting the mixture rest in the fridge. This flax egg congeals to make an incredible thickening agent for oatmeal.

Cinnamon: I love using cinnamon to add subtle sweetness. Other spices like nutmeg and cloves also work well.

Vanilla: A dash of vanilla adds some depth of flavor.

Toppings: The perfect bowl of oatmeal depends on the toppings. This is "berry" oatmeal, so I definitely suggest adding your favorite berries. But you can also add other fruits like bananas, or even nuts or seeds. I added chia seeds and walnuts.

Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

How to make Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Step 1. Prepare a flax egg by mixing ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Set in the fridge while you cook the oatmeal.

Step 2. In the bowl you want to eat from, add oatmeal and water and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Alternatively, if you are using rolled oats, you can cook the oatmeal on the stove. For this method, follow the directions on the package.

Step 3. While the oatmeal is cooking, gather and prepare the remaining ingredients.

Step 4. When the oatmeal is done, add all the ingredients to the bowl and stir together. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for oatmeal which gives us fiber to keep us healthy. Let this oatmeal be the start to a great day where we may do your work. Amen.

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Plant-Based Berry Oatmeal

Up your breakfast game with quick and easy plant-based berry oatmeal. Warm, healthy, fruit-sweetened, satisfying, and vegan!















  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Berries or other fruit of choice
  • Other toppings: nuts, seeds, coconut, etc.


  1. Prepare a flax egg by mixing the ground flaxseed and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Set in the fridge while you cook the oatmeal.
  2. In the bowl you want to eat from, add the oatmeal and the 2/3 cup of water and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. When the oatmeal is done, add the flax egg, cinnamon, vanilla and your preferred toppings to the bowl and stir together. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography