Vegan Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
This vegan peaches and cream oatmeal is ready in just a few minutes on the stovetop and makes a filling, healthy and delicious breakfast. It’s made with ground flax, rolled oats, vanilla vegan protein powder and peaches and then topped off with coconut milk and almond butter for a sugar-free, vegan twist on classic peaches and cream oats.
Fibre, Fat and Protein
When you’re creating healthy breakfasts it can help to think in terms of balance. A good balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats is ideal. By eating macronutrient balanced meals we can prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, helping to keep it more stable. As for carbs, carbohydrates that are high in fibre make a great choice as they’re digested more slowly than nutrient-poor, refined carbohydrates. A good mixture of fibre, fat and protein fills you up, slows digestion and can help keep you fuelled up all morning.
In this recipe, we’ve got rolled oats and peaches for fibre-rich, complex carbohydrates, almond butter and ground flaxseed for omega-3 essential fatty acids and plant-based protein powder for a boost of protein and sweetness.
Peaches and Cream Ingredients
I used 1/4 cup of light coconut milk to add the creamy finish. For extra creaminess, you can use full-fat coconut milk. Any other plant-based milk would work as well but I’d highly recommend trying it with coconut milk. It’s awesome.
Ground flaxseed is one of my favourite ingredients for it’s thickening effects and incredible health benefits. I take 1 tbsp of of ground flax a day to take advantage of it’s many nutritional benefits, in particular it’s omega-3 fatty acid and fibre content.
Flax seeds can improve digestion thanks to their fibre content, they contain alpha-linolenic acid which has been strongly linked to brain health, arginine and glutamine, which have been shown to help support the immune system and have anti-inflammatory benefits and the lignans and fatty acids in flaxseed have been shown to offer protection against diabetes.
Drippy, creamy almond butter is key to the deliciousness of this recipe. I used a 2 tbsp swirled in at the end and it’s just perfect with the peach and coconut milk. Almonds contain healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E and their health benefits include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
I would recommend including a couple servings of nuts in your diet daily for their many, many health benefits in particular omega-3, magnesium, vitamin E, iron and fibre content.
I used rolled oats in most of my oat recipes. I love the thick texture they create versus quick oats. Aside from that, just one half cup of oats provides tons of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and vitamin B1? Not only that, you’ll be getting a whack of protein and fibre.
Studies have shown that eating whole grains extends life expectancy independent of other dietary and lifestyle factors, as they reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and stroke. Whole grains have also been shown to reduce inflammation markers in the blood, so much that a habitual whole grain intake is linked to a significantly lower risk of dying from inflammatory diseases. Oats are good stuff!
Vegan Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
It’s sweetened by the vanilla protein powder you could add a pinch of coconut sugar or pure maple syrup to finish if off if you like. I used coconut milk for the “cream” and added frozen peach slices as it cooks for perfectly soft peaches once it’s cooked. You could use fresh peaches if you prefer but I would add them at the end so they don’t get too mushy.
How to Make It Overnight Oats
I made this recipe as porridge on the stovetop but you could also make it as overnight oats by adding everything to a container and placing in the fridge overnight. I would reduce the water down to 3/4 cup though, or even 1/2 cup if you like it extra thick.
More Oats Recipes
If you’re looking for overnight oats recipes, I’d recommend checking out my Brownie Batter Overnight Oats, Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, Coconut Berry Overnight Oats, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Overnight Oats or Chia Seed Gingerbread Overnight Oats.
This recipe serves 1 and comes in at 530 calories with 60 grams of carbohydrates, 23 grams of fat and 29 grams of protein. You’ll also be getting 14 grams of fibre with 10% of your daily calcium, 30% of your daily iron, 70% of your daily vitamin A and more than your daily intake of vitamin C. Awesome!Print
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 530
- Fat: 23 g
- Carbohydrates: 60 g
- Fiber: 14 g
- Protein: 29 g