Me & Dillon consume so many oats it’s kind of ridiculous. Who can blame us when they’re just so god damn versatile. Dillon has just created A Guide To Oats on our nutrition page, make sure you check it out as there are tonnes of tips and nutritional facts about these magical grains. Our food guides on our nutrition page are a brief, easy-to-read walk through on common vegan ingredients, informing you on how they are good for you and your body, how you can use them and why they need to make sure they’re in your diet!
There is a lot of stigma around vegan diets, with people assuming you don’t get the proper nutrients that apparently you can only get from meat and animal bi-products. With our growing index of vegan food guides, we want to eliminate those false ideas, handing simple, go to facts that disprove the common perception.
Breakfast is the easiest and the most common way to bring oats into your daily diet. So we have put our heads down and thought of three unique oat recipes to help you incorporate these bad boys into your diet. Often oats can be seen as boring, however that is far from fact for these recipes that require minimal time and effort.
We have trialled and tested three different ways to satisfy your bellies with oaty goodness. Try some out for your brekkie!
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1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (GF)
1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk (We used Koko Coconut Beverage)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
TO SERVE: 1/2 Chopped Banana, Tbsp Coconut Nectar, Cacao Nibs, Ground Spices
In a small bowl, mash the banana until there are no lumps
Mix the rest of the dry ingredients with the banana, then pour in the plant milk. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.
Once chilled, stir it up and top with our serving suggestions, or mix it up with your own ideas!
Breakfast bars are everywhere nowadays. For a lot of us who have busy lifestyles, these are great for grabbing a nutritious, easy snack on the go. However, shop bought bars are a rip off. Instead make these yourself! They’re simple, cheap and you can make them much more nutritious. Our recipe uses a variety of different dried fruits and seed (and of course oats), yet you can customize this recipe easily to suit you and your pantry ingredients.
12 Dried Figs
1/8 Cup Brown Rice Syrup*
1/8 Cup Currants
2 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Tahini
2 Cups Rolled Oats (GF)
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Juice & Zest of One Orange
Pinch of Salt
TOPPINGS: Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Other Nuts
Line a small square baking tin (about 8×8.)
Place all the ingredients, except the toppings, into a food processor and blend until it forms a dough.
Press the dough into the tin and press extra seeds and nuts into the dough. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into 8 equal bars. Keep refrigerated or in an airtight box.
*Brown Rice syrup can be subbed for any liquid sweetener alternative.
Crumble for Breakfast?! Yes. Perfectly healthy, and god damn delicious. This one is a crowd pleasing breakfast, with it’s sweet caramel filling and oat and coconut crispy topping, mhm. Breakfast crumble is a lot simpler than it might sound, besides, who can say no to healthy dessert for breakfast?
FOR THE CARAMEL APPLES:
2 Large Granny Smith Apples, Peeled & Diced
1/2 Cup Pitted Dates, Soaked*
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Almond Butter
Pinch Of Salt
FOR THE CRUMBLE:
1 Cup Rolled Oats (GF)
1/4 Cup Flaked Coconut
2.5 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Firstly pre heat your oven to 190C/350F/Gas Mark 5.
Place the oats, flaked coconut and cinnamon into a bowl, mix together.
Add the coconut oil and rub it together with the oat mixture. Set aside
Drain your soaked dates and blend in a processor or hand blender with the water, almond butter and salt until smooth & creamy.
Stir the caramel into the diced apples.
Divide the apples into 3-4 ramekins, then top with the oat mixture.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
*Soak with cold water for at least 4 hours, or with hot water for at least an our.