Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal

A smooth, creamy and delicious oatmeal which has the taste and texture of actual vanilla cake batter! This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal can be enjoyed hot or cold and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and sugar free lifestyle! 


Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I used to always think that most people were team chocolate but based on requests, it looks like 2016 might be all things vanilla on TBMW.

Okay, let’s not get too excited here. Vanilla will be present but let’s not ignore chocolate completely.

On Monday’s post, I announced that each week I’ll be sharing a reader requested recipe! 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Ever since I consistently started sharing recipes on here, oatmeal recipes have been some of my favorite and most popular. It’s no surprise- People love breakfast and people love oatmeal. Looking through my oatmeal archives, there’s been quite some variety. From Baklava oatmeal to sticky cinnamon roll batter oatmeal, there’s a ton of variety. 

What’s been the most popular ones have been the most classic – The two front-runners being the original cake batter oatmeal shared in 2014 and this brownie batter oatmeal shared early 2015. 

BATTER UP? HEEEEEEY.

The number 1 request I’d have whenever I’d share an oatmeal recipe (or even breakfast ones!) would be to share a classic vanilla flavor. I knew the first oatmeal recipe for 2016 AND the first reader request recipe had to be just that- Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter oatmeal so friends, that’s what’s on the menu books for today.

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Now for today’s recipe- Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter oatmeal!

When it comes to oatmeal, I am all about texture with SOME toppings. Sometimes I see recipes out there which look like those frozen yogurt cups- You know what I mean? A small amount of oats (yogurt) and a plethora of toppings- Fruit, candy, unicorn feathers and Kim Kardashian’s shoe. 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal fits the bill nicely. It has the actual taste and texture of cake batter and flavored with vanilla in JUST the right amount (let’s not recall the time I accidentally added a TABLESPOON of extract to a bowl of oatmeal).

It’s creamy, smooth and NOT watery or has too much liquid- It’s thick and could if you like a smoother oatmeal, YOU add the extra milk in it! For such a decadent looking breakfast, it’s actually ridiculously healthy and has no sugar whatsoever and is packed full of protein! It’s also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free and dairy free lifestyle! 

HACK! I know some are on team overnight oatmeal and some are on team steaming hot oatmeal (Is anyone on team lukewarm?). I’ve shared two tested methods which are suited to fit the bill whichever team you’re playing on! The best thing is both can be prepped before and even be bulk cooked too! I recommend this vegan protein powder which has amazing texture, this coconut flour and these jumbo rolled oats.

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal and here’s to the first of many reader request recipes to come! 

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal- Enjoy overnight oatmeal style or piping hot- With the taste and texture of REAL cake batter but healthy and NO sugar! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal

A smooth, creamy and delicious oatmeal which has the taste and texture of actual vanilla cake batter! This healthy vanilla cake batter oatmeal can be enjoyed hot or cold and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and sugar free lifestyle!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats I used gluten free rolled oats
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dairy free milk of choice divided
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg for a vegan option, sub for 1 flax egg- 1 T flax + 3 T water
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder optional but highly recommended
  • 1 T coconut flour sifted
  • 1 T granulated sweetener of choice optional*
  • Sprinkles to top optional

Instructions

  • Combine oats, salt and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl until most of the liquid is absorbed. Whisk in the whole egg very well (or flax egg) and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes, until oats are extremely fluffy.
  • Stir in the vanilla protein powder, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract and coconut flour until fully combined- Oatmeal mixture should be extremely thick. Add in the extra 1/4 cup of milk and ensure it is well mixed. Once this is done, refrigerate uncovered.
  • The next morning, stir the oatmeal very well and top with nut butter/sprinkles etc. Reheat if desired.

Notes

* If protein powder is sweetened, omit.
The protein powder is optional- If you omit, decrease the dairy free milk by 1/4 cup.
Ensure you use the whole egg over egg whites (if not using flax egg) as it provides the cake batter like texture. If you don't have coconut flour, add a tablespoon of flaxmeal, oat flour or almond flour.
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    82 thoughts on “Healthy Vanilla Cake Batter Oatmeal

    1. Had to pin this recipe right away! Looks so fluffy, sweet and delicious!
      I am all about that cake batter/cookie batter/pancake batter/brownie batter life. I was the Queen of Cookie Dough! LOL! Now I’m the queen of raiding Whole Foods hot bars–I do have to try that tofu and sugar-laden chili sauce XD

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    3. Omg some day we have to go to Whole Foods together. Last time I had roastbeef, hummus, sweet potato and Tabbouleh with a side of oatmeal for breakfast. I love to eat there because you can just pile up whatever you crave. You only have to swipe your credit card without looking at the price ;-P

    4. I am WITH you on texture > toppings. And you know how I feel about your overnight cake batter oats already. I’m waiting on my new vanilla protein powder so that I can make this.
      I’m waiting for the day when froyo bars include unicorn FEATHERS as one of the toppings. Lol what the heck!?

    5. It’s funny you posted this as I literally just ate oatmeal for the first time in at least six months! I wish I had made this, though – it looks delicious!

    6. I go back and forth so much with oats and waffles, I think this is going to be breakfast for next week though! I can tell this would totally get me to lunch without needing a snack!

    7. made this last night, a month after i pinned it! OMG idk why i waited so long.. it completed my day already and its only 9:22am haha

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