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Chia Seed Recipes for Breakfast

Super Healthy Whole Food Plant-Based Breakfast Oatmeal

This is my extremely healthy whole food plant-based and vegan breakfast bowl that's oatmeal based. I've been eating this almost every day for years and have added to it over the years.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 600 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Microwave or Stove (You can also do overnight oats if needed. These have no need of a microwave or stove)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal You can choose what kind of oatmeal you like and your preferred cooking method. I do old fashioned oats and cook them in the microwave with water.
  • 1 cup Water or Plant-based Milk This is just used for cooking the oatmeal. This is your choice.
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds (Ground or Soaked) You can add more chia seeds if you like
  • 1.5 tbsp Flax Seeds (Ground) Make sure the flax seeds are ground up for max absorption
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cacao Powder Try to get pure cacao powder. This is healthier than cocoa.
  • 1 ounce Walnuts, Almonds, or Pecans This could be a nut of your choice. Peanuts are another option. Omit if you have any nut allergy.
  • 1 tbsp Honey or Syrup Omit the honey or use syrup instead if you are a vegan who avoids honey
  • 2-4 ounces Plant-based Milk This is optional and just to add some moisture to the oatmeal bowl if needed
  • Blueberries, Strawberries or fruit of choice
  • 1 Banana, Mango, or Pineapple You can add sliced banana if you like
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 10-15 Raisins These are optional and give the oatmeal some extra flavor and natural sweetness.
  • ¼ cup Coconut Cream (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook oatmeal however you normally cook your oatmeal. I use old-fashioned oats and cook them in the microwave with water. I find this the easiest and fastest. Some people cook over the stove.
  • Add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, honey, cinnamon, cacao, and salt to cooked oatmeal. Stir and mix together. Feel free to add some plant-based milk like soy milk if you feel it is too dry and would like it to be creamier. Another option is to add coconut cream.
  • Top with fruit of choice. We used to use just blueberries. Now we do a mix of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. I will also add a sliced-up banana on top, as well as a little bit of tropical fruit such as either mango or pineapple. Another healthy option is acai powder sprinkled on top. Sometimes we will add pumpkin puree as well.

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Notes

Feel free to cook the oatmeal however you choose to cook your oatmeal.  We use the microwave with old-fashioned oats and water.  You could also use the stove.  Another option is to combine all the ingredients together the night before to create instant oats for the morning.
If you are a vegan who doesn't eat honey, then you can omit the honey altogether.  If you would like to add sweetener, you could try maple syrup or even a jam.
Feel free to top with your fruit of choice.
We prefer to grind our chia seeds or soak them ahead of time for maximum absorption in the body.  You can learn how to soak chia seeds here.  Also, some people will cook the chia seeds with the oatmeal, but I prefer not to do that for a couple of reasons, which I mentioned in Don't cook or boil your chia seeds.
Also, it's best to get ground flaxseed for the same reason.
Keyword breakfast, oatmeal, plant-based, vegan, whole food plant-based