3 easy summer inspired vegan oats recipes including turkish delight, strawberry & white chocolate and tropical oatmeal. Dairy-free, healthy vegan breakfast recipes
I thought i’d celebrate #worldporridgeday in style this year with super-simple Summer Inspired Vegan Oats recipes. These three recipes for vegan oats are the perfect way to feel the summer vibes, even as the weather begins to get colder. Inlcuding turkish delight, tropical and delicious Strawberry & White chocolate oatmeal recipes. Not only are all three of these recipes super simple but they are all 10 ingredients or less, dairy-free and obviously 100% Vegan!
Plus, all three of these recipes can be turned into overnight oats recipes, thus becoming perfect vegan meal-prep , make ahead breakfasts! Always good for when you know you have a busy weeky coming up!
These vegan oats recipes are also super easy and customisable in some ways, so the perfect way to jazz up a boring bowl of oats/porridge even on a busy morning.
Since being diagnosed with IBS a couple months ago, I’ve really struggled with exactly what I can and can’t eat. Luckily, early on I discovered that oats seem to be a-okay for me! – Which means I’m in for a winter full of new porridge recipes!
I’ve also officially ruled out being coeliac. However, if you do have issues with gluten then feel free to use specific gluten-free oats. As the rest of the toppings mostly comprise of fresh fruit, the rest of these vegan oats recipe ingredients are gluten-free too!
The Health Benefits of Oats:
With oats being such a cheap ingredient ( depending on what type you buy – that is!), I’d never put too much thought into the health benefits of this simple, humble ingredient.
When I started to have my digestive issues, suddenly I became ‘Google Master’ of every ingredient I wanted to eat and , honestly- it’s been life changing ( and a little bit scary) to know exactly what I’m consuming.
It’s ridiculous how many additives there are, even in super simple store-bought products such as plant-based mylks. I mean, do we really need all those gums and thickeners?! ( the answer is no! )
Luckily oats have a plethora of health benefits and are super easy to make at home! Here’s just a few of the many health benefits of oats.
- Oats are packed with antioxidants. In particular ‘avenanthramides’ ( which are incredibly rare) that improve blood flow, are anti-inflammatory and can lower blood pressure.
- They are also super nutrient dense ! and well-balanced in terms of their nutrient composition – being a great source of carbs and fiber as well as fairly high protien in comaprison to other grains.
- Oats are chok-a-blok full of vitamins and minerals – Including high levels of magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin b1 and Manganese as well as a good source for Copper, Iron, Zinc and Folate…. Just to name a few!
- Oats ( and wholegrains in general) can also help lower blood pressure.
- For all my fellow IBS suffers out there, it might interest you to know that oats contain a soluble fiber called Beta-Glucan which: Reduces blood sugar levels as well as LDL and total cholesterol levels, increases growth of good bacteria in the gut and increases the felling of fullness. It also slows things down in your gut – thus can be helpful if you have IBS-D. And, it’s even been found to increase our bodies response rate to fighting off infections. Plus, eating a diet rich in whole-oat sources of soluble fiber can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Side Note * – However, some people with IBS may still have issues consuming oats due to the resistant starches only being broken down in the large bowel. Like all things with IBS- it seems to be a case by case kind of thing ( sigh!).
What oats should I use for perfect oatmeal:
Honestly, when it comes to oats I have to admit that i’m a sucker for instant oats for busy-mornings. So there is 100% no judgement here in terms of which type of oats you prefer to use for these recipes. However, if you are using instant oats then try to choose ones without too much sugar or uneccesary additives!
Steel-cut oats are generally the best ones to buy as these are simply chopped up bits of ‘oat groats’ ( which is the whole grain form of oats).
All the other varieties sold such as rolled oats and instant have been partially cooked in some way and ‘rolled’ to shorten the cooking time for us at home.
If you’re wanting to read more on the exact differences between the various oats then click HERE to read an article on AllRecipes.
At the end of the day, if you’re wanting to get the most health benefits of the oats you can go for then yes, steel-cut oats are meant to be the bees-knees of oats. However, whatever you have on hand will work fine for these recipe. And, as I stated above, feel free to use gluten-free oats, if needed!
The Turkish Delight Oatmeal/ Porridge Recipe:
These Turkish delight oats are a delicious and healthy dessert-like treat. Combining rose flavoured oats with dark chocolate and toppings including pistachios, pomegranate, rose petals and cacao nibs.
Turkish Delight Oats ( Porridge)
- 40 g Oats
- 250 ml Plantbased Mylk of choice
- 1-2 tsp Rose Syrup or rose water with your favourite natural sweetener of choice. I.e. maple syrup
- Dark Chocolate
- Small handful crushed Pistachios
- Small handful of Pomegranate seeds
- Rose petals & Cacao Nibs optional
- Begin by preparing your oats according to the packet instructions. For rolled oats I tend to use around 40g oats to 250ml plantbased milk of choice. This will take between 10-15 minutes to cook on a stovetop.
- Meanwhile, prepare your toppings by roughly chopping some pistachios and de-seeding a pomegranate.
- When the oats are ready, stir in your rose syrup ( or rose water & natural sweetener combination). *
- When assembling the Turkish Delight oats bowl I like to start by spooning half of the oats into my bowl, adding a piece of dark chocolate to the bowl and then pouring the rest of the oats on top.
- Top with an additional 1-2 pieces of dark chocolate, the pistachios and pomegranate. Optionally you can add some cacao nibs and rose petals.
The Strawberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal/ Porridge Recipe:
These strawberry and white chocolate oats are a real berry-licious treat and include my favourite strawberry chia pudding mix for a nutritious, sweet treat!
Strawberry and white chocolate vegan oats
- 40 g Oats
- 250 ml Plantbased mylk of your choice
- White Chocolate
- Strawberry pomegranate & Raspberry to top
Strawberry chia pudding:
- 50-60 g strawberries
- ½ orange juice ( optional)
- Splash of plantbased mylk
- 1/2 tbsp Agave nectar or other natural sweetener of choice
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
- Start by preparing the strawberry chia pudding. I like to do this the night before as it takes around an hour to thicken. Simply blend the strawberries till smooth then mix in all the remianing ingredients till thoroughly combined and leave to thicken in the fridge for atleast an hour, or overnight.
- To prepare the oats, follow the packet instructions. For rolled oats I tend to use around 40g oats to 250ml plantbased milk of choice. This will take between 10-15 minutes to cook on a stovetop.
- Meanwhile, prepare your toppings by slicing the strawberries, de-seeding the pomegranate and washing the raspberries.
- When the oats are ready, stir in 1-2 pieces of your favourite dairy-free white chocolate.
- To assemble, spoon the oats into a bowl, top with the chia pudding and berries. Optionally, you cna add another piece of white chocolate on top too. Eat immediately
The Vegan Tropical Oatmeal/ Porridge Recipe:
Can I say beach-side breakfast, anyone?! These tropical oats will transport you to a warmer climate. With a combination of mango, passionfruit, pineapple and coconut – how can you resist this fruit-filled tropical oats recipe?
Vegan Tropical Oatmeal / porridge
- 40 g Oats
- 250 ml coconut milk
- 1/2 tbsp coconut butter optional
- 1/2 Mango roughly chopped
- 1 Passionfruit
- 2 slices Pineapple chopped ( poss. w/ cinnamon & sugar) *
- Grated coconut I used fresh, you can also use desiccated.
- Begin by preparing your oats according to the packet instructions. For rolled oats I tend to use around 40g oats with 250ml coconut milk of choice ( I also sometimes use a coconut rice blend). This will take between 10-15 minutes to cook on a stovetop.
- Meanwhile, prepare your toppings by chopping the mango and pineapple and cut your passionfruit in half.
- When the oats are ready, if you're wanting a creamier coconut flavour then add in a 1/2 tbsp of coconut butter. However, this is optional. You can also stir in some grated coconut directly into the oats for added texture.
- When assembling the Tropical oats bowl, simply spoon the oats into a bowl and top with the fruit and grated coconut. I squeeze the seeds of half the passionfruit over the top and keep the other half to simply spoon out.
Other Recipes you might like:
If you’re wanting a delicious Vegan fall recipe then you might like my Stuffed Butternut squash, For another delicious Vegan breakfast dish then how about this Fruity Breakfast Toast. Lastly, if you’re wanting something a bit more sinful then check out these super simple Puff Pastry Pizzas!
As always, I’d LOVE to see your results so if you try the recipe out then let me know and feel free to tag me in any pics @MemoirsSoLuciie.
Till next time,
And as always: To pin for later!