A few months ago I started trying to eat vegan for two meals a day. When I followed paleo, I got used to eating a breakfast with eggs and bacon so it was hard to transition to a meat-free and dairy-free breakfast regimen. I found my solution in steel cuts oats! I started adding all kinds of toppings to my oatmeal and shared the pics to my Instagram Story. When I shared this red, white, and blue vegan oatmeal, I knew I had a winner!
Making vegan oatmeal with steel cut oats
One day I want to learn how to make overnight oats but I think you have to use quick oats, right?! Since I went paleo a few years ago, I've really wanted to try to eat foods in their most natural state. After doing some research, I stopped eating oatmeal altogether because the forms I was eating (those darn quick oats) were too processed. Now that I am doing VB6, I have started eating steel cut oats. Now it totally makes sense why there are “quick oats”!
How long does it take for steel cut oats to cook?
Steel cut oats take a full 30 minutes or so to cook all the way. We typically make 3-4 batches at once and keep it in the fridge to reheat for the next 3-4 days. Don't season the oatmeal or anything; just cook it. When we re-heat the oats, we add the toppings and spices like cinnamon. You can spend more time decorating your oatmeal like we do if you're only heating it up in the microwave for a minute every morning rather than doing all this 30 minutes of cooking.
Red, white, and blue vegan oatmeal recipe
The ingredients for this steel cut oatmeal recipe are really simple, and while you can use lots of different red colored fruits for the “red” section, we found that raspberries taste the best.
You can make this vegan steel cut oatmeal recipe for breakfast on 4th of July or any day for that matter. Who said decorating is only for smoothie bowls?!
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Red, White, and Blue Vegan Oatmeal – 4th of July Breakfast
Red, white, and blue vegan oatmeal recipe, perfect for the 4th of July or patriotic holidays.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 1.5 cups cooked oatmeal
- 3 oz organic raspberries
- 3 oz organic blueberries
- 1/2 small ripe banana
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Cook Steel Cut Oats and spoon into a bowl.
2. Top with raspberries on one side.
3. Cover with blueberries on the other side.
4. Add a row of thinly sliced banana down the middle.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chia seeds.
6. Add a splash of almond milk.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 680
- Sodium: 97.4
- Fat: 6.5
- Carbohydrates: 123.7
Keywords: Cereal, berries, oatmeal, oats, breakfast cereal, hot cereal, vegan
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About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.