Soaked Oatmeal

Here’s a breakfast dish for you! I think I do a lot of lunch/dinner meals. This one is vegan and gluten-free as usual. It’s simple but still delicious. So simple that you don’t have to watch over the stove. Just boil water, soak the oats, and add your toppings. That’s it. Because I’m lazy and I don’t want to watch it while it cooks. Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

A yummy, easy, and customizable spiced oatmeal. The perfect breakfast! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #breakfast #oatmeal

The fruit you add is up to you, but I’d go so far as to say it’s nonnegotiable. You HAVE to add some fruit, okay? This blog isn’t called Fruit So Hard for nothing. So make the most of your breakfast and start the day with some hydrating, juicy fruit goodness. Got it? Good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A yummy, easy, and customizable spiced oatmeal. The perfect breakfast! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #breakfast #oatmeal

I won’t say you HAVE to add greens though. Even though I do that sometimes (see above), that’s not a must. It does take a little getting used to, but I have to say that it’s worth the health benefits for sure. Though I prefer to put greens in smoothies and make them taste like chocolate, tropical fruit, or pumpkin pie instead.

A yummy, easy, and customizable spiced oatmeal. The perfect breakfast! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #breakfast #oatmeal

Maybe you want to give that a shot. That’d be cool! But I do think you should give my other oatmeal recipes a shot. You can try some breakfast cookies, baked French toast oatmeal, brownie oatmeal or brownie cookies, blueberry pie oatmeal, and chocolate zucchini oats. NOM! They’re all so good, so I have no idea how you’ll choose which one goes first.

Let me know if you try this recipe! Take a photo and tag meย @fruitsohardย on Instagram. Iโ€™d love to see your creations. Happy eating!

Soaked Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Super-easy oatmeal that's soaked instead of cooked. This is breakfast for those of us who burn things too often or don't want to watch the stove. So simple, so delicious!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 2
What you'll need:
  • 1 cup rolled/quick oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) 1/8 - 1/4 tsp tsp turmeric
  • (optional) 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts/pecans
  • (optional) 1 banana, sliced*
  • (optional) 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)*
What you'll do:
  1. Bring water to nearly a boil in a small pot.
  2. In a separate bowl, add oats.
  3. Once water is ready, pour over oats and let soak for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Drain excess water (if you want) and then add maple syrup, flax/chia, cinnamon, and (optional) nuts and banana.
  5. Stir well, split between two bowls, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*You can add any fruit you'd like. I prefer banana and blueberries for sweetness, but it's up to you.

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