The cheapest meals & snacks come from an Aldi bought container of oatmeal. I know I’m not the only person out there who wants to eat cheap ass oatmeal in ways alternative to porridge.
These are smaller portions than most of the original recipes recommended. Think college portions.
Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes
This is pretty much 3 ingredients. I did add cinnamon which I couldn’t taste at all so you can skip that if you want. My food processor didn’t turn the oatmeal into 100% oat flour. More like 80% flour with 20% oatmeal bits. Whatever. Turned into pancakes so hey. I was inspired by this Thriving on Plants recipe.
Oatmeal: 1.5 cups oatmeal (150 grams), 1 cup sweet vanilla almond milk, 1 banana, 1 ts cinnamon optional
Chocolate Topping: 1 banana (144 grams), 1 large scoop of cocoa powder (8 grams), sweetener optional
- Grind oatmeal into flour in a food processor. Add 1 banana & 1 cup almond milk to the flour and process into a batter.
- Cook on a skillet. I used spray oil. Flip once the sides of the batter turn matte (no longer glossy) and there’s some bubbles coming through the top.
- For the sauce just mash a banana and mix in cocoa powder. Taste to see if you want to add sweetener. ENJOY
Vegan Granola – Oil Free
I LOVE the Feasting on Fruit blog. This is pretty much her recipe. I am a major fan girl for the simplicity of her recipes. Granola with all the works (coconut oil, nuts, chocolate chips, etc) are legit but they always kill my calories. Not cool bro. That’s pretty much why I went with this hella simplified version of granola. Check out this link to read all the other ways Feasting on Fruit says you can make this. Lots of options!
1.25 cups oatmeal (135 grams), .25 cup dry quinoa (42 grams), .25 cup maple syrup
- Mix everything in a bowl (including uncooked quinoa)
- Lay on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden
- Let completely cool before handling. Once cooled break granola into clusters. ENJOY
Vegan Chewy Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
These chewy bars I’ve made a million times before. I can not understand why I am so addicted to these. (Its the chocolate chips!) These really aren’t amazing. They’re good but completely addicting. You just make them in a single bowl and there’s no oil so this is the easiest recipe to clean up after. I’ve made these before on the blog so feel free to double check that here. Again, this recipe is for the laziest of people.
1 banana (145 grams), 2 servings oatmeal (80 grams), 2 TB agave or more (60 grams), 1-2 spoons of cocoa powder, 1 TB mini chocolate chips or more
- Mash banana then mix everything into the banana except the chocolate chips
- Spread mixture onto a lined cookie sheet. Lay chocolate chips on top.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. ENJOY
Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie
Spoiler alert: just add oatmeal to whatever thick smoothie you’re already making.
I can not say enough good things about adding 1/2 of a serving of oatmeal (20 grams) to my smoothies. I find it incredibly filling and enhancing to the texture. Another thing I noticed is that if I get full half way through drinking my smoothie and put the second half in the fridge then the liquid doesn’t separate for the solids (fruit). So I guess what I’m saying is that smoothies seem to hold up better in the fridge when oatmeal was blended into it.
2 frozen bananas (240 grams), 1.5 cups chocolate almond milk, 1/4 cup oatmeal (20 grams)
Extras: 1 container vegan coconut yogurt, vegan chocolate syrup (I used hersey’s “simply 5”), sprinkle of oil free granola mentioned above
- Blend banana, almond milk and oatmeal til smooth
- Optional: Layer smoothie with coconut yogurt and chocolate syrup. Top with granola. ENJOY
Vegan Oatmeal Energy Balls with Chocolate Chips
Hooray for simple recipes! I love the flavors here. Reminds me of a super simple vegan granola bar I made a few months back. Those bars were very addicting. These energy ablls were a little sticky but very delicious. This recipe was inspired by Healthy Liv.
2/3 cups oatmeal (52 grams), 1/4 cup almond butter (64 grams), 3 TB agave, 1-2 TB mini chocolate chips
- Put 1/4 cup almond butter in a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds.
- Add 3 TB agave then mix together. Throw in 2/3 cup oatmeal. Mix well.
- Make sure your mixture isn’t hot (mine wasn’t) so that you don’t melt chocolate chips. Mix chocolate chips in.
- Let mixture firm up in the freezer for at least 30 minutes
- Scoop out 1 TB and form into balls. ENJOY (keep in fridge)
Vegan No Bake Oatmeal Bars (just like the cookies!)
Oh my god, I’ve been wanting to make these for the longest. I don’t think I’ve had these since the 80s. For real and I can still remember how awesome they were. ‘Bout time! This recipe was inspired by Money Saving Mom blog.
1/2 cup almond butter, 2 TB agave, 2 TB coconut oil, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Pour almond butter, agave and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave for about 15-30 seconds. Mix together.
- Add oatmeal and chocolate chips and mix everything together. Throw back in the microwave for 1-3 minutes. Mix well.
- Spread out into a thick square. Place in the freezer until solid (at least 30 minutes).
- Cut and ENJOY (keep in the fridge)
Vegan Oatmeal Crackers
This was my first time making crackers! Who knew it could be so easy? I really liked this. These do have wheat flour so if you make these with non gluten flour let me know how that goes. This recipe was inspired by Allrecipes.
1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup flour, 1 ts sugar, 3 TB water, 1.5 TB oil, salt and spices (I used trader joes 21 seasoning solute)
- Grind oatmeal in food processor til it’s flour then pour in a mixing bowl
- Add everything else to mixing bowl. I added my spices on top instead of mixed in.
- Once you mix everything into dough you’ll roll your dough thin. Sprinkle with spices and salt on top. Slice rolled dough into cracker shapes with a knife. Poke holes on top.
- Bake at 350 for 10-20 minutes. ENJOY