• High-Protein Savory Vegan Oatmeal

    With a few simple ingredients you can enjoy a comforting version of this world-famous breakfast food that’s high in protein and low in fat.

    As a plant-powered yogi, one may find themselves eating a lot of oatmeal. This is true especially if you dine out with friends for breakfast. Fortunately, oatmeal is found in most restaurants, but almost always sweetened with fruit, brown sugar, and cinnamon. While that’s absolutely delicious, there may be times when one wants to kick it with their salty craving.  Growing up, much like grits or farina, we had our oatmeal with butter and salt, which no longer works for my lifestyle. That’s what encouraged me to create this savory oatmeal recipe that I seem to be enjoying every morning with my coffee.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup Oats, Dry
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
    • 1/4 Tsp Rosemary
    • 1 Tbsp Powdered Peanuts
    • 1 Scoop Unsweetened Vegan Protein Powder
    • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
    • 1 Cup (approximately) boiling water

    Method

    • Boil water on the stove or, my favorite, use an electric tea kettle to prepare hot water.
    • While waiting for water to boil, place all ingredients into cereal-sized bowl. You can save the salt and pepper for later, to perfect the taste.
    • For this recipe, I used PB2 Powdered Peanuts and Vega Unsweetened Plain Protein Powder.
    • Pour in boiling water slowly, while stirring. Mix well. You can use as much water as needed to achieve desired consistency.

    Nutrition Facts (exact macro-nutrients will vary depending on ingredients).

    • 329 Calories
    • 38.4g Carbohydrates
    • 5.8g Fat
    • 30.6g Protein

    This dish travels well if you pre-mix all of the ingredients in a storage container, and add the hot water later. If you want to get creative simply add less water, swap out the oats, and mix with your favorite cooked pasta instead for a delicious savory treat that could possibly curb those hearty desires for mac and cheese.

    By Jodi Lane

    Jodi is the blog manager and marketing support here at Omstars and has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2017 through the teachings of Kino MacGregor. You may see her on Instagram as @kittytreets chatting with fellow yogis, vegan chefs, and artists. She loves cats, creating meaningful stories, and illustrating sincere pieces of art that reflect her passions.