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Best Oatmeal

Best Vegan Oatmeal Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Here’s the very best vegan oatmeal recipe that we make every day, plant based with tasty peanut butter and jelly toppings!


  • 1/2 tablespoon refined coconut oil
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats (do not use instant oats or steel cut oats)*
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • For toppings: All natural peanut butter or other nut butter, Easy Strawberry Jam


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.
  2. Add the salt and cinnamon. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour in the water, adding the lid immediately since the water will spit. Give the pan a swirl. Allow to sit for 7 minutes.** Refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 week.


*Instant oats are too mushy for this recipe. Steel cut oats are completely different: go to our Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats or Baked Steel Cut Oats. Even within rolled oats brands there is some variation in texture: some come out more gummy vs. textured. So play with brands to find the oats you like best!

** To take to an office for breakfast or lunch, you can toast the oats ahead of time as in Step 1. Place them in a sealable container and add the cinnamon and salt. At the office, pour on boiling water, cover, and wait for 7 minutes.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Brunch

Keywords: Best Oatmeal, Vegan Oatmeal, Oatmeal Toppings