High Protein Vegan Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe

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A common struggle I hear from vegans is not having enough breakfast meal ideas - and especially breakfast recipes that are more balanced in nutrition as opposed to just high carb or high starch, "bready" type breakfast options.

So I put this recipe together to show you can still enjoy a traditional bowl of oatmeal - except this is how I do it!  I rarely ever just eat a plain old bowl of oatmeal - I always bulk it up with other things to add more nutrition and keep me satisfied longer!

Check out the video below for the full cooking demo and nutritional explanation of this recipe.  I even discuss the different types of oat options available and how they affect your body in different ways so that you can make the best choice for your nutritional needs. 

Written Recipe & Description below the video :)



  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (dry) steel cut oats
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop plant based protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • raw, unsalted mixed nuts (optional topping)


Add 1 cup of water & 1/4 cup of dry oats to a small pot and simmer for 10 minutes.  While that is cooking, begin preparing your other ingredients.

After your oats have cooked for at least 10 minutes, add in your other ingredients, mix well, and heat through.

When you've reached your desired consistency, serve it up and have an awesome plant-powered morning! :D

Calories & Macros for the full portion (optional nut toppings not included):

500 calories

29 g protein

50 g carbs

20 g fat

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