Tag Archives: 5 ingredients or less

Turmeric Coconut PB2

I made a turmeric recipe. I’ve resisted because I don’t want to be cliche and do what everyone else is doing (which is posting a million turmeric recipes), but at the end of the day, I do like turmeric. So here we are.

This PB2 has a tiny amount of coconut oil in it. This has multiple benefits, the main two being a richer texture and a smooth, coconut flavor. That rich texture and flavor work well with the earthy turmeric, if I do say so myself. You could use coconut butter, technically, but I rarely have that on hand (but I always have coconut oil as it is my preferred cooking oil).  (more…)

Chocolate Banana Swirl Oatmeal

When I came up with the idea for this Saturday’s “This Week in Oatmeal” theme (which is Black & White), I instinctively starting dreaming up my own ideas. Since I happened to be out of the obvious black and white toppings (Oreos, white chocolate chips, coconut butter), this recipe seemed like my best option.


Pear Orange Fudge Oatmeal

Since Citrus Pear Oatmeal was a success, I decided I could give it another go, this time with chocolate. 😉

I’m currently relaxing at my family’s home in Minnesota, so I won’t make this post very long. But if you like Citrus Pear Oatmeal, or you like those orange chocolate thingies, this oatmeal will have a lot of flavors you will enjoy. And it’s easy, too! (more…)

Oatmeal Packet Pancakes [Guest Post]

In case you missed it, I am taking a mini-break to get my life together. Major love to Christina (and Kelsey) for volunteering to share some recipes with everyone this week. 

❤️ 💛 💙 💜

Hello again!  For those of you who don’t ‘know’ me (at least virtually), my name is Christina and I was the Oatmeal Enthusiast in May and December 2015.  Lauren’s blog has brought me so much joy and inspiration that when I saw she would be taking a break, I wanted to pay it forward with guest recipes.    


Like many of you, my first experience with oatmeal was with the Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets.  After I started making my own oatmeal, I gradually – but not entirely – stopped buying those packets.  Whenever I see a new and interesting flavor, I can’t help but buy a box.   (more…)

Persimmon and Red Bean Paste Oatmeal

Beans?! In oats?!?!

To anyone unfamiliar with red bean paste (anko), it is a sweet confection in Japanese cuisine (and aparently Korean, according to the can of paste I found; clearly I have more to learn). It takes azuki (red) beans and boils and sweetens them just enough to make it a dessert (but like most Japanese treats, it’s not that sweet). It can be prepared chunky (tsubuan) or pureed into a fine paste (koshian).


While it may seem trippy to put beans in a dessert, when you consider what it is and what it becomes, it’s really not much different than something like marzipan. Or brownies made from black beans. Or “cookie dough” dip made from chickpeas. At the end of the day, it’s just a sweet paste, but it does (intentionally) retain its ~bean~ flavor. (more…)

Citrus Pear Oatmeal

It’s a pear recipe! 😱 And I liked it!


Many of you have asked me why I keep attempting pear recipes even though I claim to hate pears. The thing is, I am determined to find a recipe that makes me like them. I’m convinced there has to be way to prepare them via oatmeal that makes them not simply tolerable, but enjoyable.

This recipe worked for me. 👌

Mango Oatmeal with Sriracha PB2

You know what’s extra great about this recipe? It’s a really simple oatmeal topped with a really simple PB2. The oatmeal is oats + mango, and the topping is PB2 + Sriracha. Maravilloso, right?!

Mango Oatmeal with Sriracha PB2 #OatmealArtist #Vegan

Spicy mango is kind of an obsession of mine. I guess that’s why I have a Spicy Mango Oatmeal and a Mango Cayenne Smoothie. And I make mango cayenne kombucha. And I eat Chile-Spiced Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s on the reg. So when I thought of this Sriracha PB2, it was not even a question which fruit I would use in my oatmeal.

Mango Basil Oatmeal

#BasilBasilBasilBasilBasilBasil 💚💚

I love basil and I love mango. Don’t mind me; I’ll just be over here adding basil to every type of fruit you can think of.

Mango Basil Oatmeal #Vegan #OatmealArtist

really love mango, and I forgot just how much I loved it until I bought a fresh one the other week. I normally stick to frozen mango because it’s cheaper, more convenient, and retains its flavor well in frozen form. But when I bought that fresh one, I remembered the aroma that infuses the air when you first cut into it. I remembered how I refuse to let a single centimeter of mango remain on the seed or on the skin, so I gnaw at it until every drop is gone. I remembered the way the juice runs all over the cutting board, and I remembered how I insist on licking all of it off before dropping it off in the sink.

Mangoes are perfection.

Cherry Nana Oatmeal with Chocolate Nut Butter

Truthfully, the base of this oatmeal is good enough on its own, and it can be made with just a handful of ingredients. However, given my fundamental need to have nut butter in my stomach on a daily basis, I added the chocolate nut butter. I have no regrets. Obviously, Dark Chocolate Dreams or Nutella or my Faux-reo Cookie PB2 would work great, but I had almond butter on hand, so that’s what I used.

You can make any (nonflavored) nut butter chocolatey by following the instructions from my Mango & Chocolate PB Oatmeal.

Cherry Nana Oatmeal with Chocolate Nut Butter by the #OatmealArtist #Vegan

I never expected cherries and bananas to complement each other so well, but they really do. The sweetness from the bananas brings out the flavor of the cherries, and that cherry infusion adds enough wow-factor that no cinnamon is necessary–and I rarely make a banana oatmeal with just fruit and vanilla extract! (more…)

Lychee Coconut Overnight Oatmeal

Lychees and coconut milk. That’s it. I wanted to add mango so badly, but I knew if I did, I wouldn’t be able to taste the lychee as well. Considering how rare and special it is for me to possess fresh freakin’ lychees, I wasn’t about to cover it up with the (admittedly delicious) flavor of mango. In my opinion, when there’s a fruit you rarely have around, you let that fruit be the goddamn star.

Coconut Lychee Overnight Oatmeal #OatmealArtist

What better way to complement fresh lychees than with coconut milk? Actually, I used coconut creamer. No, not coconut cream from a can. I actually bought a little carton of coconut creamer from Trader Joe’s. (more…)