Creamy Vegan Oatmeal

blueberry almond creamy steel cut oatmeal

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Creamy vegan steel cut oats are a hearty, healthy, and delicious way to start your day. Learn how to make this naturally creamy oatmeal and garnish any way you’d like!



1 14 oz can regular coconut milk
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 C dark brown sugar, lightly packed
1 C steel cut oats (not quick cooking or instant)

toasted almonds
sliced mango
toasted coconut
sliced strawberries
mini chocolate chips


In a medium sauce pan, combine coconut milk with one can of water, salt, brown sugar, and oats. Bring to a boil and lower heat to maintain a bare simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture becomes thick and creamy – it will continue to thicken as it cools. Garnish as desired.


You can also make this recipe with rolled oats (but not quick cooking), but the cook time will be closer to 15 minutes.

Leftovers oats can easily be reheated on the stove or in the microwave. Just add a splash of water to your cold oats, bring up to a simmer and whisk until smooth. 

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