Oats are one of my favorite things to meal prep for a quick, healthy breakfast. My mornings are busy with lunch making, homework packing, and school dropoff, and that often means that I forget to feed myself. Having these vegan oats already prepped in the fridge means that I can have a healthy meal ready for myself within minutes.
I like to cook my oats with water, and on occasion I’ll use a dairy-free milk (usually almond) for a bit more creaminess. My favorite toppings are strawberries, blueberries, and sliced almonds, but the options are really limitless.
Some other things you can add to your oats are:
a dash of cinnamon and a handful of raisins
fresh blueberries and a bit of lemon zest
pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and a drizzle of maple syrup
peanut butter and some sliced bananas
unsweetened cocoa and fresh strawberries
chia seeds and fresh kiwi
fresh mango and some coconut flakes
fresh pineapple and some coconut flakes
vegan chocolate chips an sliced bananas
a sprinkle of cardamom and sliced cherries
Meal Prep Vegan Oats
makes 4 servings
4 cups water (or your favorite dairy-free milk)
1 cup steel cut oats
pinch of salt (optional)
Bring your water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in your oats and reduce the heat to a medium low. Simmer the oats uncovered for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is absorbed and the oats are tender and creamy.
Store your oats in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can reheat them in the microwave for about 45 seconds on high (per serving), and top with your favorite fruits and/or nuts.
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