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bowl of chocolate peanut butter oatmeal with ingredients surrounding the bowl in small ramekins

Plant-Based Diet Quick-Start Guide: Oatmeal

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A healthy, easy, and filling plant-based breakfast that tastes like dessert! Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal will become your new favorite way to prepare oatmeal.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 3/4 cups water (or milk of choice)
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter, divided
  • Optional: chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

  1. Bring water or milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the oats and chia seeds, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
  3. Cook oats for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened up and all the water has been absorbed.
  4. Stir in the mashed banana and cacao powder until well combined.
  5. Portion into two cereal bowls, and add a drizzle of peanut butter to each bowl of oatmeal.
  6. Stir to combine everything. Add chocolate chips, if using.

Notes

Best served right away.

Easily make this a single serving recipe by halving the ingredients.

Keywords: plant-based diet 101, plant-based diet for beginners, chocolate peanut butter oatmeal