Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Winter Oatmeal Bowl

December 22, 2015
Is there any breakfast more comforting than a bowl of warm, creamy, slow-cooked oatmeal topped with your favorite flavors? Sometimes it's the simple things that make the most satisfying meals. This winter oatmeal bowl tastes like Almond Joy candy with a touch of spice and fresh fruits. Enjoy!
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Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Winter Oatmeal Bowl

Recipe Type: Breakfast
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  • 1/4 cup steel cut or rolled oats
  • 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • handful chopped nuts (pref almonds)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • handful dried mulberries or fresh blueberries
  • handful unsweetened coconut shavings
  • 2 tbsp organic agave
  • handful vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 drop pure almond extract
  • handful plain unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
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Directions

1. In a small pot, bring the water (or milk) to a boil and add in the steel-cut oats; reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid the oats sticking to the pot. During the cooking process, add in your sprinkle of pumpkin-pie spice mix (again, optional) *A rice or slow cooker works well for this also* 2. As the oats are cooking, chop the nuts into small pieces or slivers. Slice your banana into bite-size pieces as well, and measure out the other dry ingredients. 3. Once the oats have cooked and have absorbed the liquid, transfer to a fresh bowl. Top with nuts, banana, mulberries, coconut and chocolate chips. Swirl a tablespoon of agave over the toppings. Eat & enjoy :) p.s. My friend recently tried this recipe and said it worked well in her slow cooker :) Please feel free to change up the toppings as well!
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After several years spent traveling the world, Jacalyn settled back in her native home of Toronto, Canada to earn her Degree in Classical Studies. A dedicated wildlife advocate, she has for the past three years written on the issues and conflicts threatening the world’s wildlife and advocates for the conservation of Africa’s lions. Jacalyn’s dedication to and involvement in wildlife activism inspired her to join the global movement of conserving wildlife and living an ethically conscious, eco-friendly lifestyle. As a writer, she has had many opportunities to report on wildlife conflict and, through her writing, raise awareness and become a voice for conservation. In 2014, Jacalyn founded the social media community called PACH, through which she works with global NGOs and NPOs whose efforts are helping to save Africa’s lion. Read Jacalyn's work on www.jacalynbeales.com.

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