Vegan Brownie Batter Oatmeal

This healthy vegan brownie batter oatmeal is just like having dessert for breakfast and requires no effort but some simple prep the night before! High in protein, gluten free and with a sugar free option- Give your breakfast a sweet start! 


Healthy Brownie Batter Overnight Oats- Packed with protein and loaded with chocolate goodness, this breakfast recipe has NO sugar or dairy! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Four weeks ago, I was quite skeptical about publishing a post proclaiming that I was about to undertake a reader’s challenge and tackle several eating styles within a there month time span- Paleo, Vegan, Low carb and one meal a day based around protein powder.

While I was confident with the paleo, protein powder and low carb challenges (the latter only being for a week, thank goodness), I’ve been skeptical about the vegan one.

Fellow bloggers who have often posted vegan recipes would be well aware of this, as I often leave comments about how delicious their food looks, and how I’d go vegan for it….with the intentions of eating a steak later. This is all in good humour but on a deeper level, this dietary choice eliminates many of my daily staples-

The Ultimate {Healthy!} Brownie Batter Oatmeal- This healthy vegan brownie batter oatmeal is just like having dessert for breakfast and requires no effort but some simple prep the night before! High in protein, gluten free and with a sugar free option- Give your breakfast a sweet start! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

I looked through my recipe archives for vegan recipes and except for this slow cooker vegetable korma and this vegan chili, the rest are all sweet treats or healthy snacks. Now that it’s literally the peak of Summer, whipping out my slow cooker will NOT  be happening. So what’s a boy supposed to do?

Make vegan pancakes and eat them three times a day. 

Just kidding. 

It’s amazing how we can subconsciously perceive a dietary lifestyle to be ‘restrictive’ when in reality, it can be the necessary push to branch out and try some new recipes- Something I’ve actually enjoyed doing since the beginning of this! I’ve started slowly with working with things I’m confident with and for me- It’s breakfast foods, notably oatmeal. 

Healthy Vegan Brownie Batter #Oatmeal- These oats have the texture and taste of brownie batter and require prep the night before for breakfast ready for you the next day- #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein! @thebigmansworld.com

Long term readers would remember me going through a phase last year of creating oatmeal recipes which tasted like you were eating dessert for breakfast and based off some of my favourite sweet treats. A key element to achieving that texture was due to adding an egg– Something the vegan challenge prohibited me to do. Enter- Trying out different egg substitutes. I’ve had experience with making flax ‘eggs’ before, but never tried other versions. I knew some had success using a ‘chia’ egg so I wanted to try it out with this.

…….I still need to practice with chia eggs. I turned a beautiful bowl of oats into…..slime?

Let’s leave it there for now.

I went back to my true and tested method of using flax and the texture was perfect and what I was after. These healthy brownie batter oats aren’t false advertising here– The texture is actually like brownie batter and the taste reminds me of my favourite brownie recipe batter. After a recent reader survey and some feedback on my Facebook page, many chimed in for options which catered for those who avoided sugar so this one fits the bill. 

Healthy Vegan Brownie Batter #Oatmeal- These oats have the texture and taste of brownie batter and require prep the night before for breakfast ready for you the next day- #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein! @thebigmansworld.com

These oats are the perfect grab and go breakfast because all you need to do is prep it the night before and in the morning- Add extra non dairy milk, and some not optional chocolate chips and dig in. Like all my other oat recipes, I really recommend following the method of pre cooking it the night before because it gives you that texture- We’re all about texture here. 

TEXTURE. Say it with me, TEXTURE

Okay, that was lame. I’ll leave it here. Make this healthy vegan brownie batter oatmeal which is high protein, gluten free and can be made completely sugar free too. 

As for the chia seeds- You haven’t won this battle yet. 

Healthy Vegan Brownie Batter #Oatmeal- These oats have the texture and taste of brownie batter and require prep the night before for breakfast ready for you the next day- #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein! @thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Vegan Brownie Batter Oatmeal

These healthy vegan brownie batter oatmeal is just like having dessert for breakfast and requires no effort but some simple prep the night before! High in protein, gluten free and with a sugar free option- Give your breakfast a sweet start!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat bran can sub for rolled oats or quick oats
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dairy free milk divided (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 Flax egg 1 T flax meal + 3 T water
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder 32 grams**
  • 1 T coconut flour sifted (can sub for almond flour)***
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T sweetener of choice I used coconut palm sugar
  • Dairy free chocolate chips for topping

Instructions

  • Combine oat bran, salt, 1 cup of dairy free milk and vanilla essence in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir through the flax 'egg' very well and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes, until oats are fluffy.
  • Stir in the vanilla protein powder, coconut flour, cocoa powder and sweetener of choice until fully combined- Oat bran mixture should be extremely thick. Add in the extra 1/4 cup of dairy free milk if needed and ensure it is well mixed. Once this is done, refrigerate uncovered.
  • The next morning, stir the oatmeal very well and add extra non dairy milk if needed before adding the chocolate chips or other toppings of choice. Eat cold for a delicious, brownie batter taste or can be eaten warm- Add chocolate chips post heating!

Notes

* Adjust accordingly- Protein powders vary by brand and some require more/less liquid. One brand I needed an extra 3/4 cup milk, another brand was perfect as it was.
** Can omit- If you do, reduce the dairy free milk by at 1/4 cup
*** The coconut flour or almond flour is key for the batter like texture- If you choose to omit, the next morning, stir through an extra tablespoon of raw oats
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
Healthy Vegan Brownie Batter #Oatmeal- These oats have the texture and taste of brownie batter and require prep the night before for breakfast ready for you the next day- #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein! @thebigmansworld.com

Craving more oats? That’s not uncommon. Try one of these ones below!

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Tiramisu #Oatmeal- Have an adding zing in your morning oats with these #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein oats which clock in at under 250 calories! #breakfast - @thebigmansworld.com

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Cinnamon Bun #Oatmeal- Have an adding zing in your morning oats with these #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein oats which clock in at under 250 calories! #breakfast - @thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Cake Batter Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, High Protein)

Cake Batter #Oatmeal- Have an adding zing in your morning oats with these #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein oats which clock in at under 250 calories! #breakfast - @thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Caramel Cookie Dough Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, High Protein)

Caramel Cookie Dough #Oatmeal- Have an adding zing in your morning oats with these #glutenfree #sugarfree and #highprotein oats which clock in at under 250 calories! #breakfast - @thebigmansworld.com

Have you ever eaten a vegan diet before?

What is a food staple you’d need to give up if you were to try going vegan? 

What’s your current breakfast food? 

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73 thoughts on “Vegan Brownie Batter Oatmeal

  1. So basically I either need to lick this screen or make oats asap! I’m tempted to make this and eat it in the form of overnight oats as it’s become way too hot to eat cooked (hot) oatmeal over here. Major props for doing the vegan challenge. As much as I love chicken, I think I could manage a few weeks without it but eggs? No chance! I know vegan chocolate exists but I think I’d also have a hard time giving up my beloved, cocoa butter-filled bars of Lindt!

  2. hahahah, i never thought , that i will ever try healthy food. i used to think, healthy food = never tasty :p . but actually tried it after looking at the picture on your paste and it was tasty 🙂

  3. After seeing this I am now craving a giant bowl of oatmeal. This looks great. Props to you for trying out different dietary lifestyles even if you know they aren’t for you.

  4. I’d have to give up egg whites and greek yogurt and ice cream to go vegan. I could do vegetarian, but even then, I love fish, and chicken, and bacon, and well that would be difficult. I tried a chia egg once, and tried chia in different things, and it just isn’t my thing. a) because when it did change things, I didn’t like it, and b) when it didn’t do what it was supposed to, I was like, well that made no sense give me my fish for my omega 3s!

  5. This is the greatest thing i have seen in SO LONG. And this time i don’t even have to try and work my own egg substitute!! I feel like I’m always searching vegan recipes/products etc. and then have been asked multiple times at the grocery store if i enjoy being “vegetarian/vegan” as they ring up my steak. =l Talk about not being able to fit into a category.. unless me and you form our own category and elope to Guam while we let these oats thicken up overnight on the long travel. I clearly hate dessert for breakfast, oats, and chocolate. Thanks to you i now know exactly what’s going into my refrigerator and into an almost empty nut butter jar ASAP!

  6. I swear Arman, your writing just gets better and better. It was always good but now? Off. The Charts. I can always count on you to make me laugh.
    Greek yogurt would be the hardest thing for me to give up were I to go vegan. I was vegetarian for about ten years and really didn’t miss meat but I do love me some dairy. I have been struggling with breakfast recently. My stomach has been wonky in the morning and nothing seems to work. I definitely need to eat in the morning but cannot seem to find anything that does not leave me feeling green. This oatmeal looks yummy but it will probably be a later in the day treat for me because plain and bland is all I can handle in the wee hours and your recipes are not that.
    Have an awesome weekend!

  7. This looks so good! See? Eating vegan isn’t that bad. I’ve never eaten 100% vegan, but I do cook a lot of vegan meals so I think I could probably do it for a short period of time. I’d miss cheese a lot though!

    I’m interested to see what you’re eating for your vegan lunches and dinners!

  8. *virtual fist bump* for sticking it to the chia seeds, Arman! Actually, maybe I should be *virtually fist bumping* the chia seeds as it sounds like they won the battle. Truthfully, though, I am mega impressed at your dietary challenges. It’s been fun to follow along. It’s also been fun to clean the drool off of my keyboard after seeing all of these delicious recipes you keep posting. This oatmeal sounds perfect for a cold Saturday morning…or a brutally hot Tuesday afternoon if you live in Australia. 🙂

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