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11 Jul Dessert Oatmeal

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Go ahead, have dessert for breakfast.

Healthy, tasty, nutritious, plant-strong dessert oatmeal! Oatmeal is a wonderful part of any plant-strong diet. It helps with weight loss, cholesterol and helps you to stay full longer. Sometimes people make the mistake of including more calorically dense foods with their oatmeal, but there is no need to do that! Oatmeal is very satisfying, and can be the base of some spectacular creations.

Here are some of our favorite dessert oatmeal combinations:

Key-Lime Pie Oatmeal

1 cup Oatmeal (cooked, any kind you like)
Splash of non-dairy milk
1 tsp coconut extract
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp maple syrup  (optional)
1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

Pina Colada Oatmeal

1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 tsp coconut extract
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal

1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup pitted cherries
1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

1 cup oatmeal
1 banana sliced
a sprinkle of walnuts
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp maple syrup  (optional)

Orange-Cream-sickle Oatmeal

1 cup oatmeal
1 orange peeled and sliced * save a couple of slices and squeeze the juice into the bowl of oatmeal.
1 tsp vanilla extract
splash of almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

Blueberry-Muffin Oatmeal

1 cup oats
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup  (optional)

Grape Oatmeal (Ann Esselstyn’s favorite!)

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
1 tsp chia seeds

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

1 cup oatmeal
a few splashes of almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 peach, slices
1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

What do you love putting in your oatmeal?

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Natala Constantine
  • Carol Kenny

    Today I made Cinnamon fruit oatmeal recipe from Dr Fuhrman’s 3 steps to incedibale health. Love all the recipes you posted I will be trying them,thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa

    I have a steel cut oat breakfast like this all the time! But no matter what fruit I use, I always use a heavy dose of cinnamon. Also, since the steel cut oats take awhile to make, I usually make enough for the week and put it in tupperware in the fridge. I add the ground flax to the oats to cook so I don’t forget it. Each morning, I scoop some out of the oats/flax into a bowl, and splash with soy or almond milk, and microwave it. Then I add a heavy dose of cinnamon (good for blood sugar), the fresh berries or other fruit I have on hand and a tiny drizzle of the maple syrup. BAM! Sometimes I also add some sprouted grains from the farmer’s market, and/or walnuts. I never tire of this breakfast! If I didn’t make a big batch, I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t eat steel cut oats every day. LOVE this site!

  • Melody Gerger

    I wonder if Cacao Powder, Raw, Certified Organic is allowed on the Engine 2 Diet?

    • Engine 2 Team

      Yes, but only every so often, it is very high in fat still.

  • Jennifer Edwards

    Today I did an ‘apple pie’ oatmeal. While the steal cut oats were cooking, I warmed chopped apple pieces with cinnimon and a pinch of brown sugar in a sauce pan, then mixed them in once the oats were done. It was excellent. :)