Banana Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

I actually made this recipe once before, but with pecans. It didn’t get posted. You know why it didn’t get posted? Because my cat jumped on top of the table and knocked down all my props for the photoshoot, as well as the oatmeal itself, shattering the mason jar and spilling gooey oatmeal all over the floor. #ThanksTipsy

Banana Caramel Walnut Oatmeal #OatmealArtist #vegan

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Topping: Cheesecake PB2

To be honest, last week’s Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal took a few tries to get right. In fact, the pictures that I used in the post were from a batch that tasted great but baked poorly. You can kind of tell from looking at it that it’s wet on the inside. Since I had to remake it a few times before I got it right, that gave me an excuse to try out some toppings as well, such as this Cheesecake PB2.

Cheesecake PB2 by the Oatmeal Artist #Vegan

This recipe tastes like peanut butter (or, at least, PB2), with a creamy tang. It’s not quite like biting into a slice of cheesecake because the PB2 flavor is still pretty pronounced, but the two flavors together (with the richness of the cream cheese) is really quite pleasant. After all, peanut butter is a hugely popular ingredient in variations of cheesecake! They are a great match.
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This Week in Oatmeal 05/21/2016

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is strawberries!

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been waiting months to make this. I would have done it sooner–I even bought the cream cheese!–but I was waiting for raspberries to be more affordable. Even at Trader Joe’s, they’ve been around $5, and I was not willing to fork over the money for that.

But we must really be in reach of summer because raspberries are finally under the $4 mark!

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Have you ever had a brownie swirled with cream cheese and raspberries? I have. Have you ever had a vegan one? I have. Let’s be honest: there is something totally satisfying about a plain, simple brownie (especially if it’s dense and fudgy, and not cakey, but that’s a personal preference ). But Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies are one of the few that I find even more satisfying than an original.

Good news: this baked oatmeal perfectly captures that.

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Topping: Butter Pecan PB2

There are some things that you just accept you will never have again as a vegan. However, innovative companies and restaurants are increasingly proving me wrong. In the past year or two, I have had some incredible mozzarella sticks, chicken and waffles, fried fish fillets, cheesy grits, croissants, cupcakes, snickerdoodle cookies, pepperoni pizza pockets, scrambled eggs, mac and cheese, milkshakes, caramels, and tiramisu–all vegan.

Butter Pecan PB2

Thus, there’s no reason vegans can’t enjoy butter pecan as well! I decided this would make a better PB2 topping than an actual porridge recipe, and instead of using butter extract, I opted for Earth Balance. But then I decided a little drop of butter extract is a nice touch, too. After trying it all three ways, I decided the version using both produced the best result.
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Mango Tahini Oatmeal

Mango. 💛

I adore mango, especially when I can find a way to temper the sweetness a bit. What calms sweetness better than a swirl of tahini?

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This Week in Oatmeal 05/14/2016

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is peanut butter!

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Stovetop cooked cinnamon oats with apple pie granola, pecans, chia seeds, blueberries + peanut butter 💙✨

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear

Remember that vegan passover potluck I was telling you about? And remember that food repurpose recipe I promised you? It’s all coming together now.

Cinnnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear #OatmealArtist #Vegan

Apparently, there’s this traditional Seder dish called Tzimmes. Not going to lie, it’s pretty freaking delicious. One of the potluck attendees made a variation of it from the Veganomicon cookbook that used sweet potatoes, pears, pecans, and raisins (pictured below). I loved it so much that I brought heaps of leftovers home. (The link to the tzimmes recipe includes an explanation of the Jewish history of the dish.) Continue reading


Fig and Dark Chocolate Bites

I had so many elaborate porridge plans for last week. I even bought all the ingredients for them and planned exactly which day I would make them. Then my stove stopped working, so I made these adorable, fudgy, easy, snackalicious truffles instead.

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The Cookie Collection

Considering how frequently oats appear in cookie recipes these days, it’s no surprise that cookie-inspired recipes turn out so satisfyingly perfect! They are a wonderful complement to each other. If you’ve made my Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal, you understand just what I mean: it tastes (and smells) exactly like the real cookie!

Here I have assembled all of my cookie-themed recipes, including some overnight “cookie dough” porridges. And FYI, you can always check out all the cookie recipes by scrolling through the “Cookie Lovers” tag.

Oh, and for each oatmeal recipe, I paired it with a vegan cookie recipe if you want to skip breakfast and go right for dessert! 😉

Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal

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Check out this mini peanut butter cookie recipe by Kathy Patalsky.
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