S’mores Oatmeal…and my blog’s 4th birthday!!

My blog is four happy years old. This occasion seemed like the perfect time to celebrate with s’mores.

S'mores Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist. And it's #vegan!

I’ve been pestered to create this recipe for years. Literally YEARS.

You guys would be like:

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And I would be like, ughhhh what can I use to replace the marshmallows?

And then you would be like:

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And I would be like, ughhhh do I really want to put marshmallows on oatmeal?

Then you’d be like:


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And I would be like, vegan marshmallows are sooooo expensive. ?

When it came time for my anniversary post, this was the first thought that came to mind. What better way to celebrate than with s’mores?

S'mores Oatmeal #OatmealArtist #vegan

Not wanting a full box of graham crackers and a full bag of vegan marshmallows, I cheated and bought a s’more treat by Sweet & Sara (which is, admittedly, probably only available in the NYC area), and then I deconstructed it into its individual parts. This technically made it more expensive per ounce, but considering it gave me only the quantity I wanted and nothing more, I thought this price was worth it.

S'mores | Sweet and Sara

Other options for the graham cracker would be products like Teddy Grahams, Annie’s Buddy Grahams, regular old graham crackers, Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks, or a graham cracker-themed cereal like Golden Grahams or Cascadian Farm Graham Crunch Cereal. Vegans, if you avoid honey, try Nabisco Original Graham Crackers.

S'mores Oatmeal #vegan #OatmealArtist

I decided to do a fudgy base (made from zucchini and dates) instead of topping with chocolate chips because I figured it was already going to be indulgent enough with the marshmallows and graham cracker. Using a cocoa powder mix-in gives the satisfaction of chocolate, but in a less sugary way. My IBS you would not appreciate all that sweet in one hit. However, if you want to go all out, top with some chocolate chips! (Or Dark Chocolate Dreams. Or Faux-reo PB2.)

S'mores Oatmeal

And finally, thank you so much for letting me indulge in my favorite hobby for the past four years! The past year in particular has been a blast. Your comments make the whole experience way more fun!

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S’mores Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2-3 chopped dates
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup grated yellow squash or (peeled) zucchini
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 slightly rounded tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • marshmallows for topping
  • 1 tbsp (or more) crushed graham cracker

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I used 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water) to a boil, add dates, squash, and oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Stir occasionally. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir. Taste and add maple syrup if necessary.
  3. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl.
  4. You can add marshmallows as they are, or you can roast them. I (very carefully) stuck mine on the end of a stainless steel knife and held them over the flame of my gas-top stove. That's probably dangerous, but whatever.
  5. Finish by sprinkling graham crackers on top and adding a splash of milk.

S'mores Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

12 Responses to S’mores Oatmeal…and my blog’s 4th birthday!!

  1. Happy blog birthday! This oatmeal looks amazing 😀 Great idea too using the Sweet & Sara s’mores – something I’ve splurged on a few times since I found the peanut butter version (although there’s not enough peanut butter in them!)

  2. Christine says:

    Thank you for making this recipe! I appreciate how you are so responsive to your readers’ comments. That makes me want to comment more. I can’t wait to try your S’Mores Oatmeal. Congratulations on the 4th anniversary of your blog too! If you need ideas moving forward, I’d enjoy seeing more savory recipes, more toppings, more tips & tricks posts, and as always, more 5-ingredients or less recipes.

  3. Heidi says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary! This blog has made me into an oatmeal addict and I can’t not have oatmeal every single day! Thank you for so many inspiring ways to eat this lovely food 🙂 Did you by chance toast those marshmallows?!?! They look absolutely amazing! Making this tomorrow morning and will not feel a bit guilty indulging into a “healthy smores” for breakfast! Keep doing what you are doing!

  4. Nina says:

    Happy blogiversary!! I eat porridge for my brekkie every single day. Love what you do here – you’re my first port of call when i get a hankering for something new xx

  5. Happy blog birthday!! You’ve ourdone yourself with this recipe. So excited to give it a try! 🙂

  6. Kat says:

    Happy blogiversary! When I was in elementary, my mom would help me roast marshmallows over our stove. Thanks for bringing back the memory. And thanks for all the recipes you have given us–you inspire me to be creative with my food <3

  7. Cassie says:

    Congratulations on your blog’s fourth birthday! Cheers to four years of delicious oatmeal recipes and amazing breakfast concoctions! <3

    So glad you finally decided to make a s'mores flavored oatmeal because I thought that it was an amazing idea by your readers! I loved s'mores as a kid and I am so glad I can enjoy them again in oatmeal form!

  8. Beverley says:

    Happy blogging celebrations! Congrats on sharing four years of oatmeal deliciousness! Looking forward to seeing many more oatmeal masterpieces in the future!

  9. Happy fourth blogiversary!! Thank you very much for mentioning my crazy comment regarding S’mores oats! The celebratory recipe sounds beyond amazing! You never cease to amaze your readers with your creations, Lauren. I am beyond happy to know that there is a way to make yummy, nourishing, and geletin free oatmeal. I really want to run to my local Whole Foods to pick up some vegan marshmallows because geletin is icky. Dandies are my favorite brand but I see where the purchases add up over time. I have yet to make my own marshmallows with agar agar, but I think I will start with Chocolate Covered Katie’s aquafaba marshmallow fluff. Keep up the great work and I can not wait to see more spectacular oat creations!!

  10. Happy 4th Birthday to your blog, Lauren! And what a way to celebrate! I never thought oatmeal could look this unbelievably good. 🙂 Glad you finally gave into the years-long pestering of those dessert-lovin’ readers of yours. So impressed that you made a fudge bottom from zucchini and dates–I LOVE sneaking healthy ingredients into seemingly indulgent dishes. 😉 Congrats again on a big-deal birthday for your blog! Here’s to celebrating another four years (and so much more). 🙂

  11. Christine says:

    I tried this recipe this morning. It was delicious! Like you, I didn’t want to end up with a whole box of graham crackers and a whole bag of marshmallows, so I bought a Russell Stover S’Mores treat. It had two graham crackers that came off easily. The inside was a marshmallow covered in chocolate. I wanted to toast it but was worried the chocolate would melt and make a mess, so I cut the marshmallow into small pieces to use as topping. I love how this recipe uses dates and squash too – it made me feel less guilty about eating the S’Mores treat for breakfast.

    Thank you for making this recipe. It made an ordinary Tuesday morning so much better!

    • Lauren Smith says:

      Yep, I did the same with my marshmallow! Haha. Mine was a big square marshmallow covered with chocolate. A quick little surgery fixed that problem. 😉 You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked it.

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