5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 17, 2014

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This is what I’ve been eating for breakfast every morning for the past month. It’s total comfort food and makes me feel amazing, even after a night of little sleep. I don’t know about you, but when I find something that I love, I have to have it every. single. day. until I’m sick of it and then I’m onto the next thing for a while. It’s a good thing I have this blog or I’d probably eat the same 3 meals on rotation! This wouldn’t surprise my mom. As a child, I used to only want to wear one outfit over and over. My poor mom had the challenging task to convince me to put on a different outfit before school each day. I remember one of those outfits fondly – a neon pink and green spandex short and tank outfit. Probably with a snap bracelet. Who wouldn’t want to wear that every day? I knew what I was doing back in the 80’s, let me tell you!

Now that I have a newborn, I’ve found myself with short “window of opportunities” for personal tasks (shower! eat! get crap done!). I have to move more efficiently then ever and I’m doing most things in half the time. This probably explains why I left the house wearing 1 earring the other day (“new fashion trend?” is what the cashier asked me). After I feed Adriana in the morning, I’m ready to chew my own arm off (unless I have some of my favourite breakfast cookies on hand!). So, rather than raiding the fridge and digging into my dark chocolate macaroon torte at 8am (yup, that happened), I came up with this hot oatmeal that only requires a quick zap of heat. It’s virtually instant! And I’m not talking about those powdery instant oatmeal packets I used to eat in highschool and university. This is real deal oatmeal at a fraction of the time, but you’d never know it. And it’s been working so well for my new routine that I knew I had to share it, as simple as it is. Everyone can appreciate an almost-instant breakfast, right?

The magic of this breakfast starts with making vegan overnight oats before bed. I live off of vegan overnight oats (and smoothies) all summer long, but it’s cold and snowy outside and I want something piping hot! My solution? I started making my vegan overnight oats before bed as usual, but now in the morning I throw the soaked oat mixture into a pot and heat it up for a couple minutes. That’s all it takes! Since we’re already soaking the oats and chia seeds overnight, the work is done for you as you sleep. Now all we have to do is heat it up for a minute or two. Then I scoop it into a bowl and throw on some toppings. In 5 minutes flat, I have an incredibly satisfying, nourishing bowl of oatmeal ready to start my day. It looks like a fancy bowl of oatmeal fit for a crunchy breakfast cafe. And that makes me very happy.

My favourite toppings are…

soaked raw almonds

pepita seeds (you can soak those too)

dried cranberries or dried cherries

raw or toasted almond butter (just a drizzle so it doesn’t overpower)

cinnamon + ground ginger + allspice (lots of cinnamon and just a tiny sprinkle of the last two – try it!!)

toasted flaked coconut

Keep these toppings close by so you can just throw them on like nobody’s biz-nas. Oh and sometimes I will put a pat of coconut oil or vegan butter on top when I want to crank up the comfort another level. This is a breakfast that makes those wintry cold days just a bit more bearable.

Serve with tea or coffee and get COZY!

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5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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My favourite bowl of hot oatmeal, ready in less than 5 minutes! Soaking the oatmeal mixture overnight cuts down the cook time the morning of—all you have to do is heat it on the stove for a minute or two. Don't forget to mix the ingredients the night before. For a fall twist, add a pinch of cinnamon, ground ginger, and allspice on top of each bowl. Total fall comfort food!

Yield
1 bowl
Soak time
overnight
Prep time
Cook time

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed (the riper/spottier the better)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax (optional, see note)
  • For garnish: soaked almonds, pepita seeds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, toasted coconut, nut butter, spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice)

Directions:

  1. The night before: Grab a medium bowl and mash the banana until smooth. Now stir in the chia, oats, cinnamon, milk, and water until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning: Scoop the oat mixture into a medium pot. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat immediately to medium-low, and stir frequently until heated throughout and thickened. At the end of cooking, stir in flax, if using.
  3. Pour oats into bowl. Garnish with your desired toppings. Get cozy!

Tips:

  • The ground flax is optional because it creates a bit of a strange texture (almost like a flax egg) in this oatmeal. I don't mind it, but some people might. If you think you will, just leave it out or sprinkle some ground flax on top instead.
  • I love topping my oats with spices—a pinch of cinnamon, ground ginger, and allspice create my perfectly spiced bowl.

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Happy breakfast-ing this fall!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } November 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast for almost two years now. There is just something so warm and comforting about it!

I also went through a phase in middle school where I wanted to wear the exact same outfit to school every day. Mom let me and after a month of wearing this Kermit the Frog posed as a Calvin Klein model shirt (so 90’s) I finally got over that phase.

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Laura @ Raise Your Garden November 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

I sympathize with the outfit ordeal, and most women only wear (they say) 10% of their wardrobe! But when you start talking about Trapper Keepers…..I know you’re stuck in the 80’s.

Oatmeal is so filling for breakfast, but I never thought to add toasted flaked coconut. Will try for a new spin on the old!!!

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Kenya Jones November 27, 2014 at 9:40 am

I had that shirt too! 7th grade! Lol

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

I just finished up my bowl of oatmeal! :-) I must admit, it didn’t look quite as dazzling as yours but yeah oatmeal is great especially on a snowy day like today!

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Lucy November 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

Love the idea of adding mashed banana to my oatmeal. And flax seed. And all of it! You took something mediocre and made it amazing. Thanks!

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Martha November 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Could you microwave instead of heat on stovetop ?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

Hi Martha, I dont have a microwave but I assume that would work fine :) I would suggest only heating for 30 second intervals, stirring, heating 30 secs. more, etc.

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kasia February 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm

I actually prefer using using the microwave for porridge. Cooking porridge on the stove produces a very runny mucuous affair and you have to stir it or it burns (I still remember my freshly ex-boyfriend sending me a bitter email about me leaving porridged pots in the sink. And it was him who left me!).
By contrast, you can cook your porridge straight in the bowl in the microwave and you can have in in any consistency you want. I like to use the jumbo oats and I don’t stir my porridge which produces lovely chewy oatbar-like yumness.

I also make 3 min cakes in a cup in my microwave, you should definately investigate this.

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Pam November 19, 2014 at 9:10 am
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Yes. I mixed the ingredients together in a bowl last night, put the bowl in fridge. Took bowl out this morning, put it in the microwave for 90 seconds. Perfecto! Best morning meal in a long time.

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Cori December 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Microwaving food not only destroys most of the nutrients but makes it toxic to the body in the process.

A study years ago showed that, when seeds were soaked in water that had been microwaved and then cooled, they would NOT sprout.

Do your body a favor and GET RID of your microwave – as I did years ago.

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Sue December 26, 2014 at 7:14 am

nuts or seeds don’t sprout once they have been heated (pasteurized).
In general i recommend always to be critical when reading anything, but especially studies. In this particular case i suggest to analyse the entire study (who funded it, what method was used, validity of the evidence and logic of theconclusion). The internet provides a great deal of information. It’s on us to decide whom and what to believe, but i’m sure it’s in everyones best interest to share the most ‘true’ information we can obtain.
Wishing everyone wonderful holidays and a great 2015 ;)

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Emil January 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

The microwave-destroys-nutrients-thing is mostly myth, and unfortunately it pops up rather often.

Microwave oven heating is often a better way to heat things than to cook them, because all the water is inside the food, so nutrients don’t leak out into the boiling water, and the food is cooked for shorter amounts of time, thus preserving more nutrients.

In order for things to get hot, they need to be affected by some form of radiated energy. Having it come from a microwave doesn’t make it dangerous or less nutritious in any way, rather being a gentler process of heating. Plus it’s quicker and saves on the washing up since you dont need as many pots and pans.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/Microwave-cooking-and-nutrition.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/health/17real.html?_r=0
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3894486
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/health/upwave-microwaving-food/

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Terry H. Wright March 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Whoaa! Folks!
Microwaving does destroy nutrients and cause foods that are cooked in it to become toxic. I have had clients that I helped with my DNA testing that specifically showed the negative effects of microwaving foods. Some of these
effects include sleep disorders, fatigue, chronic fatigue, nightmares, fibromyalgia, hormonal disorders, and ADD. These machines can also leak radiation if the seal around the door is not secure. Exposure to this type of radiation can damaging.

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Jane Booth April 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

I prefer to trust to scientific evidence and properly carried out research when discussing subjects such as whether microwaving food is dangerous. I know, how ridiculous when there are so many people who don’t know what they are talking about who are willing to share their opinions with me.

http://ehealthmd.com/content/microwaved-food-dangerous-myths-and-facts#axzz3YbpRmj6u

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elizabeth January 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Great reply, very balanced. Thank you!

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Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen November 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

I love that you just brought vegan overnight oats to a whole new comfort level with warming them up in the morning! This sounds like the perfect, comforting breakfast! Nothing beats oats in the morning for me :) And I love that spoon – it’s so rustic and adorable!!

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Sharone January 21, 2015 at 9:56 pm

I love that spoon too! I’d love to know you got a hold of it (if you don’t mind disclosing)?

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Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey November 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

I get on the same kicks too! I tend to eat the same three breakfasts, and rotate them every few weeks. I make a similar oatmeal recipe, but I’ve never thought to add a little ginger! Trying that in the morning! :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 17, 2014 at 9:47 am

Can totally see why you’ve been eating this every day! Yum!

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Brynn November 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

As a new mom I can completely relate on the lack if time. Going to the bathroom can be a task! I can’t wait to give this a whirl!

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Emma @ Life's A Runner November 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

I’m exactly the same with breakfast! Once I find something I like, there is zero touching it for months (sometimes years!) until I am too sick of it to even contemplate it. ;) But I will definitely have to try this out for dinner! Hah – looks delicious!

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Lina November 28, 2014 at 4:03 am
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Me too. A couple of years ago, I had a banana-smoothie phase. I drank one every single morning for half a year… and after that not single one for half a year. Haha, I thought it was just me :) Now, I´m into oatmeal, so this recipe is a perfect timesaver.

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Jessica @ TwoGreenPeas November 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

This is such a good idea!! I tend to make baked oatmeal when its cold but there’s only so many days a week I can get organized in time to do that before I leave for work. Will be trying this tomorrow :)

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Ashley November 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

Absolutely amazing about your book on Good Reads! I just voted! What a lineup of authors to be next to. Congrats, girl!! xo

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Thanks lady! :)

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Charlie November 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

I love the idea of heating up overnight oats for a quick breakfast! Sometimes I want oatmeal but don’t have time to make it in the morning, this is definitely the perfect solution :).

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Kelly P November 17, 2014 at 10:34 am

Beautiful photography, as usual…

Do you think the overnight soaking would reduce the cooking time for some of your other recipes that I love, like carrot-cake oatmeal or sweet-potato/chocolate oatmeal?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I can’t see why not – great idea. Let me know if you try any out!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan November 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

I love anything make ahead, especially since most mornings I am OMG hungry by the time I get to eating breakfast! Hope your little girl is doing well Angela : )

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[email protected] November 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

I have been on a LaraBar kick lately that with some water seems to keep me going till lunch in the mornings!

I love oatmeal though, unfortunately I haven’t tried the overnight oats yet, just the pre-packaged ones. I will have to stop by Whole Foods tonight :).

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Carol J November 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
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Haha… Eating it now! I didn’t soak overnight because I just read the recipe and little old, impulsive me wanted it now! My daughter got me started on apple pie oatmeal last week so on my day off I made a double batch that lasted me for 3 breakfasts last week. I was just thinking… I can double this and keep it in the fridge for those cold mornings after the 6 am dog walk before I’m off to work. It’s a keeper!
Ps just voted! Love the cookbook and have bought 3 so far!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Wow that was fast…nice work! So happy you enjoyed it. Good call on doubling it. I tried that once and ended up eating it all the same day…hahah. Thanks for your vote by the way!

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Erin @ Erin's Inside Job November 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

I do the same thing with routine. Once I find something I like, I eat it all the time until I get sick of it (which could take a months or a year) and then I am done with it. That oatmeal looks great…maybe itll be my new routine haha.

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 17, 2014 at 11:27 am

I love your leaf spoon!! Where did you buy it!?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Thanks :) It was purchased from West Elm a couple years ago!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

I am in love with bowls of oatmeal right now too! It is total comfort!

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Jill November 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

Once the weather gets cool, I love getting back into my oatmeal! I’m def going to have to try your method of preparing it. I don’t like my oats super goopey, so I haven’t really loved overnight oats that much, but I think I’ll give this a go!

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Modern Granola November 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

This is the perfect autumn breakfast! I love your topping ideas. Pumpkin seeds and cranberries sound like an amazing addition to cinnamon flavored oats. I’ll have to make this soon!

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Vanessa November 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I’m the same way! I will eat and wear the same things until I get sick of them and then it’s on to the next thing. Sometimes the routine can be very comforting.

I love your red teapot. I have a similar one, but in green. :)

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Laina Turner November 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I enjoy oatmeal, especially in cold weather. I will have to try this.

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yogini November 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm

HI Angela,

you make me so hungry right now. Looks delicious.
Which brand gluten free oats do you recommend? I can see oats that will say “gluten free”, only” wheat free.”

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

I use Bob’s Red Mill brand :)

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The Blonde Chef November 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm
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I am all for an easier way to get some serious nutrients first thing in the morning! Definitely making a batch of this tonight for breakfast tomorrow :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Looks so healthy and hearty, love it! Pinned :)

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Liz November 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I love this idea and my partner has been looking for ways to cut down on his cooking time in the morning without sacrificing heat. Unfortunately, he really dislikes bananas! Do you have any suggestions for substitutions? Thanks!

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Andrea November 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I would love to know the answer to this also. A quick and warm breakfast in winter sounds perfect – but bananas are the only food on the planet I truly dislike.

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Aisling November 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Try applesauce – that’s how I make my overnight oats – oats, applesauce, (dairy-free) yoghurt and/or milk, chia, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and frozen berries (usually raspberries). And next time I will heat it up in the morning!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

I think pear would be amazing – just peel it and mash.

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Cara November 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

what about pumpkin? I’m wanting to try that …

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Angela November 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I’m sure that would be great too. I’d probably add a bit of sweetener to make up for the lost sweetness from the banana

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Svenja November 26, 2014 at 3:34 am

I tried pumpkin puree+pumkin pie spice+maple sirup and pear+cardamon, both varieties were delicous:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

nice! thanks for letting us know :)

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dee December 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I heard on CBC recently that sweet potato is even better than pumpkin for pies, so I bet it would be good here too in lieu of bananas…and sweeter than pumpkin.

Angela, what is that brown goodness you dolloped on top?

Maryea {happy healthy mama} November 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I keep waiting to get sick of oatmeal–but I don’t. I just love it! This looks so cozy! And congrats on being a finalist on Good Reads. You and your awesome cookbook deserve it! Going to vote now. :)

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Emily M. November 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm
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The day doesn’t feel right unless I start it off with oats, whether sweet, savory, overnight, in muffins or as pancakes. I also enjoy ground flaxseed in my oats!

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I am just like you, once I am hooked on a breakfast I will eat it for weeks and weeks! This is a perfect balance for breakfast.

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Jaenell November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Overnight oats are a life saver on rushed mornings! I also make a carrot cake version with shredded carrots, cinnamon/nutmeg, raisins and walnuts. Now that winter seems to be settling in here in Michigan, I’ve started to heat my oats up for a minute or two in the mornings to take the chill off.

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Ana @ The Awesome Green November 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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Warm oatmeal is my favorite comfort breakfast too lately – topped with honey, goji and a mix of raw seeds and nuts. Just voted for your book – fingers crossed!

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Traci November 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I’ve been so stuck on smoothies lately but now that the weather is getting cold this sounds perfect! Yum!!!

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Kim November 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Ordered your cookbook this morning and just voted. I’ve been trying your overnight oats recipes and love them all. This one will be a keeper too!

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Lia @ Luscious Living November 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

OmmmNomm! It’s definitely oatmeal weather, and this is a great recipe for us busy in the morning folk. I just had oatmeal for lunch because it makes me happy! I just voted for you again and I hope you win!!! You and your food are awesome!

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The Vegan Cookie Fairy November 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm

‘raw or toasted almond butter (just a drizzle so it doesn’t overpower)’
I confess that made me half. My porridge is usually about a quarter almond butter :P

That being said, this looks amazing! I might actually start doing this in the morning to save time. Sometimes I like baking my porridge with the toppings on it already, and I get ready while it’s baking, then gobble it up before leaving the house!

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Sara November 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Okay so just a warning, this comment has nothing to do with the oatmeal and everything to do with your reviews on Goodreads…

I am going to spare you the sappy ramblings of how much I adore you but basically, I found myself on goodreads, after I voted for your book again hehe, and I started to read the reviews and oh. my. god. I started crying! Like the overly dramatic person that I am! I was so beyond happy with all of the wonderful things people were saying about you! I have followed your blog for almost a year now and I must say, you have been one of the biggest motivators and inspirations in my life this past year and I cannot thank you enough! Your success and happiness makes me jump with joy! In the most cliché of terms, haha.

Keep inspiring us! Sending lots of warm hugs from Texas,
Sara :)

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Kendall November 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I also have a newborn so I understand the need for something fast and easy. Did you know that oatmeal is supposed to help increase your breastmilk supply? Good for mama and baby!

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Jess November 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I love when recipes like this are posted because it brings all the other oat addicts together for an awesome oat-idea-brainstorm! Love the almond/dried cranberry combo!

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shaynee November 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Any idea on a sub for the banana? I’m allergic.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

I would try pear for a fun twist (peel and mash first). Another commenter suggested applesauce.

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Angela @ Food Angel November 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Yes!! I’m so glad someone else eats the same thing every day until you get sick of it! I never thought anything of it until I got married and realized my husband wasn’t so thrilled about eating leftovers the very next night or the same meal several days in a row- he thinks I’m crazy, but we’ve learned to compromise and he does drink a green smoothie every weekday now for breakfast :-) How does you hubby feel about it? P.S. Those are some of my favorite oatmeal toppings, too- looks fantastic!

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haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine.com November 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

YUUUMM! I’ve been ALL about the oats!!!

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Kim @ Life is a Lullaby November 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

This looks good – will have to try this tomorrow for breakfast!

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Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine November 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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That looks amazing. I will have to try it- I’ve been wanting oatmeal lately, but never feel like taking the time to do it right in the morning. Not that it even takes that long! Soaking the oats overnight sounds like a great idea.

Those soaked almonds look amazing! I’ve been making hazelnut milk lately, and the soaked hazelnuts are incredible.

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Carrie (This Fit Chick) November 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Tis the season for oatmeal, that’s for sure! I haven’t had any yet– WHO AM I!?

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Ariana November 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Yummy!! My food philosophy, if it’s not broken don’t fix it! A.k.a. If it’s nutrient dense, why not eat the same thing until you’re sick of it?? Lol I totally do that with oatmeal. So warm and soothing for the belly! :)

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Linda @ TheFitty November 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Quite the power nut trail mix blend! I can see why you call it the power oatmeal. :)

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Sagan November 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

So much texture and color to it! Great idea for enjoying oatmeal on a busy day. We’re DEFINITELY in oatmeal-for-breakfast season :)

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Colleen November 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

This looks awesome! I don’t really enjoy oatmeal but I am trying to change my tastes and try different ways of eating it. I was wondering where you get your pepita seeds from (I’ve never had those before) and your dried cranberries. I love cranberries but all the dried ones I’ve found have added sugar :/

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

I just buy them at bulk at the grocery store :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I am all about the hot brekkies right now, but if you were to pass me a fork for that dark chocolate macaroon torte, I certainly wouldn’t turn it down!! I love the sounds of this recipe. All those toppings are making me seriously crave oats!

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Marie-Claude November 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Yumm this will be my breakfast tomorrow with a cup of indulge tea!
So excited to receive my order today :))
I just tried the confort one and it taste sooo good!

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Veganopoulous November 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I love porridge and new ways to make it more interesting :)

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Eden November 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! I am always looking for quick breakfast ideas on-the-go, thanks!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy November 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

power bowl is definitely what i would call this! so delicious, beautiful and healthy!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

Congrats on making it to the final round! Just voted. :) My friend and I made the chocolate pudding cake from your book last night – it was phenomenal!

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Marie November 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

I could have written every single word of this post (except, of course, for the spandex outfit!). It is just totally me! And I happen to eat this oatmeal (same recipe, same toppings) from the day the cold season arrived here in Paris, France (2 or 3 weeks ago, I would say). I love it so much (actually it is the reason why I get up every morning). So delicious, so good for me. It just makes the fall more bearable. Everyone should try it!

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Shari Starkey November 18, 2014 at 8:44 am
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Love this recipe! I just love oats. Great idea about soaking the almonds to eat them. I learn so much from you!! By the way, I didn’t have cranberries, but had left over fresh cranberry relish from another recipe, it fit perfectly into this one. It adds a hint of orange!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

that sounds amazing!

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Matea November 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

Just had oatmeal for breakfast! Such a great way to start the day off!

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Ella November 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

I love overnight oats AND oatmeal.. but face the exact same issues with each! I usually add chia instead of flax to my overnight oats so they get that more pudding-ish texture :)
http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

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Bine November 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

I never had oatmeal before I knew your blog. Its not that common in Germany. But i fell in love your carrot cake oatmeal and I’m trying to change it up every now and then. I make a big portion at once and then reheat it every morning or eat it cold. Amazing!

When i didn’t prepare anything i skip the soaking part and just mix the oats with water, a minute in the microwave and they are ready. I mix them with fresh fruits and everything else I can find.

Thanks for giving me my new workday breakfast! (I just need my buns and rye-bread on the weekends, thats my German heritage ;) )

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Katrina C November 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

I made this for my kiddos this morning. I didn’t have bananas so I used applesauce instead and followed the rest of recipe as written. Turned out amazingly!

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CycleAZLindyB November 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

I’m doing my longest bike ride yet for charity this Saturday (55 miles) and this looks like an awesome breakfast to eat before. I’m going to make this for sure Friday night!

L .

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Kelly November 18, 2014 at 10:59 am
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These cold winter mornings have had me craving bagels and toast like crazy! Your 5-minute oatmeal power bowl squashed the craving and kept me feeling full and energetic for hours! Yum!

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Sheena November 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

Can you heat up the oatmeal in the microwave? My work doesn’t have a stove. I like to eat oatmeal at the end of the day before I head to the gym right after work. Or will the consistency be different?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

I dont have a microwave but I assume that would work fine :) I would suggest only heating for 30 second intervals, stirring, heating 30 secs. more, etc.

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Kristin (@SweatCourage) November 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Looks incredible! Do you make your own almond milk for this recipe? I really want to make this oatmeal, but I hate the fake ingredients and added sugar in store bought almond milk. Do you always make yours? Or is there a store brand you use in a pinch? thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:39 am

Hi Kristin, I buy 365 Whole Foods brand and love it. I do make it from time to time as well, but not exclusively!

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Kristin (@SweatCourage) November 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Awesome, thank you! Can’t wait to make this:)

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Heather Mason November 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I eat oatmeal every morning too! Just the regular kind though. I will have to try with the pepita seeds! Those look good!

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Armand November 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I definitely add the flax seed meal along with a clove of garlic and a half teaspoon of freshly grated turmric and a tablespoon of chopped kale to make it more savory and inch up the superfood quotient. Great way to start a day.

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giina November 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

love it! same situation with baby and nursing. quick
and grabs rule. best wishes and a thank you from switzerland!!

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Low carb yogurt March 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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Yum! This look amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

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Lydia November 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

We call it porridge on the other side of the Atlantic but it’s the same yummy goodness! Fab also with your Naked Apple Butter! Love your recipes

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Janna H November 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

What are the benefits of soaking the almonds and pepitas? I soak almonds for your “tuna” recipe, seems to soften them up. Any purpose beyond that? Just wondering.

Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

Hi Janna, Yes, soaking them in water helps your body digest them better :) I like to soak overnight. I’ll often put a half cup of almonds in a bowl, cover with water, and then drain and rinse in the morning. It’s a great snack. I keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Lee @ Modern Granola November 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Power bowl is right! This looks so good. I always love your recipes.

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Teffy November 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

YUM! I’ve been getting back into having oatmeal and bowl for breakfast (even though I still love my smoothies!)
Anything thats speedy works for me, especially on those days when I am running late for work!

{Teffy’s Perks} X

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Mariam November 18, 2014 at 11:40 pm

What a perf fall oatmeal! I also can’t get sick of oatmeal. I’m going to try the banana and cranberries in mine next time!

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Sol November 19, 2014 at 12:11 am

Just what I need with a very busy schedule, thank you!

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Lorna November 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

Eating it right now…DELISH!

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Lindalee9 November 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I have been eating oat meal for years –but this last year I found a mix I just can’t live with out! It’s heaven — and I buy it ALL bulk so I can get just what I want I use 5 C rolled oats, 5 C. rolled Wheat or 5 grain cereal, 3/4C slivered almonds, 3/4 C dried cranberries, 3/4 C. pumpkin seed, 3/4C.sunflowers seeds, 1/2 C. flex seeds, 1C unsweetened coconut meat. I mix this all together and scope 1/2 C each morning into a microwave safe bowl ad a dash of salt and just enough water that you can see about half inch of water about your oats and nuke it for 3.5 min’s—I add honey and Almond milk—HEAVEN

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Sasha November 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Love this! I’ve been having overnight oats like crazy this past year in school, but I always enjoy oatmeal more when its warm. I’ve definitely done this before :)

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Penny November 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

So excited to try this recipe! Any tips for making in a crockpot? Thought I might try and make with some steelcut oats…they’re my fave! Just ordered your fab book and voted too! Good Luck!

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Ashley Miller November 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

This post has really convinced me that I need to get back on the oatmeal bandwagon! Thank you for the inspiration, Angela!

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Natasha November 20, 2014 at 12:45 am
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I had this for the first time today and it was real nice and kept me full for a long time throughout the day. I have just made tomorrow mornings.
I love your recipes. Thankyou

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Sofía November 20, 2014 at 4:00 am

Hey Angela, this looks awesome! I’ve been wanting to make overnight oats (never tried) but it’s the coldness of it that always puts me off, so now I’m super hyped and this will likely turn into my staple breakfast :P there are so many variations that could be done!!!

One question though, how can I substitute the banana? applesauce? re-hydrated/mashed dates? nut creams? Help!
Bananas disagree with my stomach and make me puke :( so I need to avoid them, but I do want to try this asap! Any help on subbing the banana is greatly appreciated :D thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I would try pear – puree it first. would be so seasonal right now too!

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Sofía November 25, 2014 at 3:08 am

Thanks! I’ve been making them with some variations to get them spongy without the banana (added apple juice and some dried fruit to the overnight process, which gets all re-hydrated during the night :D), it’s working but a bit too thick, I have to add more milk when I heat them up to compensate… but all in all I’m loving to have discovered this recipe, thank you!!! I’ll give the pear puree idea a go :)

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Catering in Florida November 20, 2014 at 6:22 am

I also have allergic from banana, please suggest any sub…

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Carmi November 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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Delicious! Eaten this every day since your post. Granted the first day no soak overnight. A few gojo berries added this am. Happy belly over here:)

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Christina November 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

How long should I soak the almonds for?

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Michelle November 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

just voted for you! love your book and your blog. Keep on rockin’ in the vegan world, mama! :)

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LucieEdwards November 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm
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Made this for breakie the other day – absolutely gorgeous!!

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel November 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I had oatmeal too. I love the energy I get from it in the mornings. Definitely worth all the effort! -SnackingSquirrel

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Ivana November 21, 2014 at 4:13 am

Great recipe, I ate oatmeal every single day while breastfeeding (they say it helps with milk production but I didnt notice that effect though). For some reason I have a problem combining cinnamon with bananas, I just don’t like how they taste together – tried it so many times in muffins, oatmeal like this, smoothies, bars etc. but nope, I still hate the combination…Go figure…

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Helen Gatenby Holt November 21, 2014 at 6:59 am

I’m the same – colder weather equals warm oatmeal. I still feel the need to start every morning with fresh fruit. But each day the time for having something warmer creeps closer. It used to be midday now by 10 or 11am I am looking around for that hot bowl of porridge. The pictures are pretty. Thank you. Happy early baby days. :)

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Andrea November 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

I just tried this recipe. It’s delicious!! I left out the banana because mine weren’t ripe yet, but it’s so good. Will keep making this through the cold, snowy season. Thanks so much!!!

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Melanie McDaniel November 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart for breakfast?? I’m happy to know I’m not the only one. OOOHHHH MMMMYYYY GGGGOOOSSHHH. It is to die for. I don’t even bother with the crust anymore–just mix that yummy goodness and HOPE it lasts in the fridge for a few days. It’s AMAZING!

This oatmeal will be on my breakfast table this week for sure. Once again, Angela, you provide my sustenance every day! So thankful for YOU.

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Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork November 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm
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This is my breakfast on so many mornings! I keep all of my “fixings” together, whether it’s my stash of nuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, etc. I try not to put ALL of them on every time. Congrats on getting your book on Goodreads! I’m definitely voting!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West November 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Hi there! How is this possibly my first ever visit to Oh She Glows?? Well, I must say, that I too, stick to the same tried and true food items for a while, then switch it up. I’m a big overnight oats eater, and I’ve never thought to heat them in a pot to make them warm. This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and I’ll be back again!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Welcome! :) Hope you enjoy the oatmeal.

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Janine November 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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I found the chia seeds kind of overwhelmed it. In your picture I don’t see chia seeds but when I made it you really did see them. I think I might try it again without the chia and add hemp seeds at the end.

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Marisa November 22, 2014 at 1:56 am
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Hi Angela! I loooove your recipes!!! They have made it so much more fun and easy way to eat right and feel great about it! I have read how you mentioned you like a challenge when it comes to recipes and coming up with new stuff. Idk if you already have a recipe for it, but do you have any recipes using a green superfood powder? I have vitamineral green and I wish I could take it more often but I don’t feel like drinking it by itself. I know you can put it into smoothies but I’d like to try it with something different, I just don;t know what. If you do have something, is it a good amount? not to where its just a teaspoon in a recipe. you know what I mean? where it;s the main ingrediant.

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Jennifer November 22, 2014 at 7:42 am
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I made this yesterday and, along with most other recipes tried from this site, it is now among my favorites.
Thanks for the work you do. This is the only site (and cookbook) I use anymore.

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Vanisha November 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

OMG! This oatmeal is amazing! I am can’t get enough of how warm, gooey and flavorful it is! This is definitely going to be my go-to breakfast for winter!

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Cindy November 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm
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This is delicious! I always seem to have overripe bananas. I have been making it with Familia Swiss Muesli, pecans, pumpkin seeds, a bit of dried fruit and some unsweetened coconut yogurt. The possibilities are endless!

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Dulcie @ Foodie Fiasco November 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this quick morning meal, Angela! I love a bowl of hot, homemade oatmeal in the morning but struggle with waking up in time to go through the lengthly process of making it. This seems like the perfect recipe to quicken things up a bit as well as add some extra flavor! What is your reason behind adding 2/3 cup almond milk and 1/3 water instead of just all of one?

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Libby November 26, 2014 at 4:33 am
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Wow, literally just devoured this bowl of deliciousness. I added some cacao and mmm it was so yummy! I topped it with fresh raspberries and blueberries alongside dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It’s filled me up and hopefully I won’t be hungry in 10 minutes like usual (anorexia recovery problems). Hope you’re doing well and thank for for these amazing recipes that keep me motivated x

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Stacey Devoe November 26, 2014 at 8:19 am
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I think I have a new addiction. Tried it the morning after your post and can’t stop eating it. I love topping mine with pomegrante seeds and honey. Thanks for sharing.

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Clare November 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I’ve been making gluten free oats (Bobs Red Mill) on the stovetop and adding sliced banana, flax seed, chia seed, walnuts, cinnamon, and coconut chips then serving with Silk soymilk creamer. SO GOOD!

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Tenaya Darlington December 2, 2014 at 6:22 am

Angela, I’m relatively new to your blog (I discovered it via several students in my Food Writing class — they’re super fans). I’ve made a few of your recipes over the last month or so, and they’ve been wonderful — from the coconut-avocado pudding to the vegan Caesar salad. You’ve made me explore some new ingredients and techniques, which has been so refreshing. Mostly, I hover in the land of cheese boards and bright, zesty salads. All this to say, this recipe has become my new morning fave. I love how the oats retain their shape (instead of growing mushy), and the chia seeds add so much body. Thanks for all that you offer here. Cheers!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hi Tenaya, Thank you for your kind words! So happy you are enjoying the recipes so much. Cheers!

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Mandy Myers December 3, 2014 at 10:53 am

I totally had that neon outfit too! LOL! I sit here stuffing my face with leftover candied yam casserole! Hahaha.
Oatmeal is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I too have a newborn…and a toddler. Life is busy and I need all the comfort & energy I can get. I always forget to soak my oats and seeds over night, but you have inspired me! God Bless.
ps: I have been on your site many times and use your recipes all the time. Thank you so much for your blog. (I too have a blog but have not been able to make time to blog…you have inspired me with this too!) I breastfeed my baby and he has a lot of food sensitivities, especially dairy and soy; so my diet has to be very specific. I am so thankful for folks like you who share what you are doing with vegan cooking/baking. You have made my life much better. Some of my friends and family don’t understand, they think I should just put baby on formula. Your blog is so encouraging. Thanks again!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

Thank you for your kind words Mandy! All the best with your baby :)

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Jane December 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Made this last night for my AM breaky ! Fantastic. I wasn’t even looking for a mid morning snack after the very heavy caseload.
Wondering any other suggestions for the banana – if I have just run out?
Thank you

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2014 at 11:42 am

I would try pureed pear or applesauce :)

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Janet December 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm
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Love this recipe! So good and love the flavour and texture. Great breakfast, especially at this time of year. I enjoy your blog as well, thank you!

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Molly December 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I love that spoon! Where did you get it?

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Lara December 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Hi, Angela!

Like you, I’m a serial (cereal?) oatmeal-eater. I’ve made this for breakfast every day for about a week now, and I’m completely in love! I call it the Big Bowl o’Banana Bread, because it tastes just like a really wholesome, delicious banana bread. Mmmmmm.
Thank you for your recipes and your you-ness. You’ve changed my life. I’m seriously not exaggerating. Your recipes are helping me love food again.
Love from,
Lara

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Kathy jackson December 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm
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I have this oatmeal as often as I can! It’s THAT yummy.

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Andrea December 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Just a small amount of toppings? I’m not quite sure how much of each to add.

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Drumles Den Haag December 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

Looks amazing!! I’m gonna try it :D

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Marc Allain December 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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This is the best! I love it.

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Kelsey December 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm
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Yum! Trying this tomorrow!

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Kendra Limbrick December 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I’m so going to try this.

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Emily Donahue December 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm

i mix oatmeal with I cup of egg whites together and sometimes a sweatner or you can use brown sugar flav oatmeal. Micro for under 3 min. It’s filling and good and great protein

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Beauty Tips December 18, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Have try nasi goreng (fried rice)? Popular breakfast menu in my country

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Frances December 19, 2014 at 10:17 am
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Hot oatmeal! My favourite! I’ve been having this every morning at work. I actually look forward to work because of this bowl. (is that weird?) Instead of soaking the oats though, I just put the oats, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and chia seeds in a small ziplock, and my toppings in another container. Then i’ll assemble and mix with almond milk and pop it in the microwave for a few minutes. Totally delicious and energizing! Loveee <3

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Estrelia December 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Any alternative option to using banana?

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Mary Ellen December 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I love this recipe!
Just wondering, do you have to soak the almonds separately?
Can the almonds just soak in with oatmeal, banana, almond milk, etc?

Thank you!
Mary Ellen

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DLG in Mich January 3, 2015 at 10:08 am
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Thank you so much for this recipe! I never liked oatmeal, but feel I should be eating it for the health benefits. I’ve been making a simplified version of this (just banana, oats, almond milk and chia) for a few weeks now and I love it!

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Sherri January 6, 2015 at 5:56 am
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Wow, that is a fantastic breakfast recipe! Thank you! I didn’t have everything on the list, but I had Bob’s oats, the banana, soy instead of almond milk, and some toasted coconut. Oh and some spices – nutmeg and cinnamon. What a great meal – easy and tasty.

Thank you!

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georgia January 10, 2015 at 5:12 am

Could you just heat this is the microwave in th morning? I don’t have access to a stove at the moment!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

yes you certainly can! enjoy

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Nina at focusedonfit.com January 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Love the idea is overnight oats, but hate that they are cold on a winter morning! Great idea to warm up the entire mixture in the am!

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Abby Black January 15, 2015 at 9:32 am
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Loving all your oatmeal recipes! I can’t wait to try the zucchini bread oatmeal and the boozy pineapple baked oatmeal! I would love to see a tea oatmeal or something….

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Jenny January 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm

I’ve made this oatmeal a couple of times now and I love it. It’s super easy to make and keeps me full for a long time. I didn’t add the dried fruit, just fresh fruit and some nuts. Thanks so much for the healthy, tasty recipe. I just found your blog and I’m very excited to try more recipes and get your cookbook. Thanks again!

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Gloria Conorou January 17, 2015 at 9:40 am
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Wow, fast! It is so good… yammi ! I like your recipe.

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Sandy January 18, 2015 at 8:27 pm

why rolled oats? Could you use steel cut oats instead? Is there a difference?

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andrea January 18, 2015 at 8:52 pm
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Wow, I just put similar ingredients in the refrigerator. However, I don’t plan on cooking the oats to reduce removing some of the nutrients.

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Chris January 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

Mmmmmmmmmmm and the tea with it is a double mmmmmmmmmmm.

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Lola January 24, 2015 at 9:47 am

Great recipe. I made it with oat bran and I didn’t even let it sit overnight. It was great!

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Melanie January 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

This looks a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it! But I’m just wondering – I can’t have almond milk due to an allergy… What could I use instead?

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Rona Yang January 27, 2015 at 10:12 am
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I just discovered your website and made this oatmeal this morning (in the middle of a snowmageddon in Boston) with a sprinkle of shaved chocolate, a dash of sea salt, and dried cranberries, and it was the best!! Will be saving this and making it every other day during the winter.

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Matcha green tea January 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

I have mixed organic ingredients and I’m eating that every day in mornings for breakfast. Now I feel healthy.

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Caryn February 9, 2015 at 2:24 am
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I just wanted to say that I LOVED this recipe! It was filling, but it didn’t sit in my stomach like a brick. I put crunchy peanut butter, pepitas and hemp seeds on mine, washed it down with a homemade matcha latte, and I was energized for the day! Love your recipes! Keep being you!

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Beth February 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

OMG just tried this recipe. Thank you! I have a 2 year old and a 9 month old and my mornings are a small slice of insanity. This made my life so much easier. Everyone including the baby loved this oatmeal!

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Jana February 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm
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I am mixing 1 tbsp. peanut butter together with the mashed banana for the extra peanut-flavour-kick. It’s so good and highly recommend to all the peanut butter lovers out there.

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jim may March 25, 2015 at 7:35 am

Does anyone know what the carb/calorie content on this oatmeal is?

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Janet Eck March 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

High protein? Where? I noticed there was not a Nutritional listing. Let’s look at the banana: ALL sugar. Rolled oats: ALL carbs. There is protein from the nuts and some from the milk. But this breakfast – oatmeal alone – is certainly NOT high protein. As a diabetic I do pay close attention to such details.

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faisal April 4, 2015 at 6:30 am

The above picture is just a mere snapshot into the bliss that I discovered IS chocolate oatmeal. Sure, I’d heard around town that adding a little cocoa http://dailycome.com/a-serious-bowl-of-oats-pregnancy-happenings/

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Shannon April 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Does anyone know if steel-cut oatmeal would soak well over night? I prefer it so much more than rolled oats, but it takes so long to cook in the morning…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Hi Shannon,

I haven’t tried subbing steel-cut oats in this recipe, but I do know that soaking steel-cut oats overnight drastically reduces the cook time in the morning. It might be worth a shot. The only thing I’m not sure is if the liquid amounts would change. Hope this helps!

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Remya April 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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Correct me if I am asking something wrong, but can anyone suggest a savory version of this recipe?

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Cynthia (Clockwork Yume) April 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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This recipe has become a staple in my morning routines. I really enjoy it!

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Sarah May 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm

If I don’t add the banana (not a huge fan) should I add more liquid? Or will the milk/water amounts remain the same?
Thanks! :)

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Robert May 22, 2015 at 8:49 am
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Hi – I used pumpkin seeds. I was fearful given some earlier life advice, but, thankfully I did not grow a pumpkin in my stomach as I was warned by my mother many years ago. Thank you for inspiring me to reach for the stars.

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Ashley Adamek May 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

HeyAngela,

Do you have an almond milk brand that you would recommend? I would love to make my own but on the days when I need to buy the store bought stuff I would love your suggestion!

Also, what brand of rolled oats do you buy?

Thanks,
Ashley

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2015 at 10:52 am

Hi Ashley,

I use Whole Foods 365, if you can’t find that I’d recommend the Silk brand. The rolled oats are Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats.

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Drew July 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

Just from looking at this it looks like it would take a long time to prep but this is really simple! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

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Franny July 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

Looks yummy! Does it have to be with a banana, or can you recommend an alternative fruit? Thanks for this and all the other fantastic recipes!

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Vanessa July 28, 2015 at 12:50 am

So even though it’s nearly 11:00 pm my time, I just made a bowl of this deliciousness. I added everything to it listed (except for the pepitas. I ran out of those 2 days ago.) Instead, I added some macadamia nuts because they were staring at me from the pantry and begging to be thrown in. So, thank you for posting this. Breakfast just became a lot more fun.

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Sofia July 29, 2015 at 3:27 am

Hi, I just got your book and am dying to try the porridge recipes, I miss it so much. But I’m terribly intolerant to oats, even more then wheat for some reason. Can I just replace the rolled oats for rolled buckwheat or buckwheat flakes in every recipe?

Thank you

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Isabel July 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

I am thinking about trying this recipe, it sounds amazing! I only have one problem with it, the banana. I really don’t like bananas. Does this oatmeal taste super bananay or is it a light hint of banana?

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Delcious Porridge oats recipe August 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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Thanks for this yummy recipe.I tried it last night it came really so yummy and delicious.I must say the way you explain and the images are really help me lot to prepare.

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Lisa August 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Hi! I can’t wait to try this amazing recipe. But I have one quick question and may be the only one because it has not been asked in the earlier comments.

How do you soak almonds, etc? I’m a decently experience cook, but stumped on this one…

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Crystal September 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm

I am obsessed with the branch spoon you have in the picture of the oatmeal! Do you remember the brand name of it I so want it in my kitchen!!

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Paige September 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Never eaten anything this healthy before lol, think I’m going to have to try it. Just curious though, where did you get that spoon?!?

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Elle October 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

Love this post! Overnight oats are a lifesaver in the winter, especially when I want to optimize my time snuggled up under a warm duvet – plus this is a great change from my usual 5-grain oats, chia seed, cinnamon, vanilla powder, dried cranberry and unsweetened almond milk version. Thanks for the inspiration and greetings from chilly Hamburg!

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Ana Davis October 22, 2015 at 10:58 am
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This recipe could be even better if a tablespoon of honey is added to the oatmeal and banana or even peanut butter! to even make this recipe sustainable, Fair trade bananas and oatmeal from local farms could be used! If you live in Seattle, some local farms that grow oatmeal are Metropolitan Market, Trellis, 21 Acres, and The Calf and Kid Ranch so look out for these brands when you are at the grocery store! Also has anyone tried blending the oatmeal and baking it in the oven?

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Sam December 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

This sounds amazing – can I make a big batch of this and heat up a little each morning? Not sure on the expiry for oats ;)

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farhana jalil January 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm
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great work thanks for sharing this recipe

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Heather January 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Angela,

I’ve been coming to your website for a few years now, but don’t think I’ve ever left a comment. I just wanted to say thank you for all of these wonderful recipes and for all else you share here on this website. I wish you the best in the NYE with your sweet family.

Heather

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Kathy January 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm

how many calories is in this bowl of oatmeal?

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Quick Quality Post January 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

I definitely need to try this! I think I will surprise my husband with this recipe for dinner.

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Annik February 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm

This looks delicious ! How much calories per serving?

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Angela Liddon February 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Hi Annik, I haven’t calculated the nutritional data myself, but if you plug the recipe information into an online tool like Nutrition Data or Calorie Count.com, it will calculate the calories per serving for you. Hope this helps!

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Larissa March 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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I know this is an old post but I just had to comment – thank you for this recipe!! For over a month I’ve been trying to find a breakfast that’s filling enough to tide me over until lunch when I bike 12 km to work every day. And finally today, after having this for breakfast, I didn’t have to deal with an embarrassing rumbling stomach before lunchtime. So excited to keep trying this with different toppings!

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Angela Liddon March 10, 2016 at 8:52 am

Hi Larissa, I’m glad the Oatmeal Power Bowl was able to tide you over! A 12 km bike ride every morning (Wow! Impressive!) would definitely work up a monster appetite. :) Have fun experimenting with toppings!
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Low carb yogurt March 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm

I am in love with bowls of oatmeal right now too! It is total comfort!

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Jacquie Howard March 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Does it have to be heated?
I have always soaked my oats overnight and eaten cold from the fridge, which I love.

I was drawn to this recipe as it had mashed banana and no sugar :) might try cold

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Angela Liddon March 25, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Feel free to give it a try, Jacquie! I’m a HUGE fan of cold overnight oats. This is my go-to recipe here: http://ohsheglows.com/2015/07/22/vegan-overnight-oats/

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April September 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

Why soak the seeds and nuts that are being used as a topping? How long do they keep after soaking?

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Angela Liddon September 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Hi April, Soaking the seeds and nuts in water helps your body digest them better, and it can help with nutrient absorption. :) I like to soak overnight, and I’ll often put a half cup of almonds in a bowl, cover with water, and then drain and rinse in the morning. It’s a great snack! I keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Janice October 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm
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Angela…just bought your amazing book from Costco and am loving it. Question, can you use Keifer in this recipe? It would be great to add the benefits of a probiotic and boost gut health first thing in the day.

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Sarah September 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Ah!! I love your spoon! Also, I’ve been going through your blog and just pinning a BUNCH of recipes, haha! All of your food looks so good. I’ve made your Hunky Heartbeet Cabbage Soup and it was delicious! I am now attempting a not-overnight version of this. Hopefully it turns out!

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Angela Liddon September 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Hey Sara, It should last in the fridge for at least a few days, I would imagine (we tend to polish it off pretty quick, but I love your idea of turning it into a few days worth of lunches!)

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Ivory January 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

This oatmeal sounds amazing. I can hardly wait to make. I’ve been looking for an amazing oatmeal recipe, and I think I just found it. Thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 22, 2018 at 7:26 am

Hey Ivory, Thank you! I’d love to hear what you think :)

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P April 30, 2018 at 10:40 am

Hi Angela!

I have eaten oat bran mixed with flax seed meal for breakfast every day for at least the past 15 years. Besides helping build Bob’s Red Mill empire, I suspect and hope it is helping me stay healthy. I pour it in a big bowl, pour enough water to cover it by a couple inches, and nuke it for about 3-4 minutes. I usually add walnuts and either blueberries or bananas. On a long, lazy weekend morning, I might add quinoa. To do this, I just precook the quinoa for about 5 minutes before adding the oat bran. With a cup of coffee, this breakfast sustains me for at least 3-5 hours. Please tell me I haven’t wasted the last 15 years of my life!

P

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 1, 2018 at 9:35 am

haha that sounds amazing!! And I chuckled at “Besides helping build Bob’s Red Mill empire”…I feel the same. Where is our cut? ;)

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