Creamy Vegan Protein Powder Oatmeal

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Boost your morning breakfast with some extra protein! This vegan protein oatmeal is a cozy classic with extra nutrition from protein powder and chia seeds. Add yummy toppings to customize!

Your breakfast should be delicious and give you energy to start the day. 

Adding protein powder (plant-based, of course) is the perfect way to do that! Plus, we’ve included some omega 3-rich chia seeds.

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This vegan protein oatmeal is also super easy to make — it’s ready in 15 minutes. The base requires only 4 ingredients, too.

Then you can add any fruits, nuts, and toppings you love. I’ll have some suggestions below!

Try my easy matcha overnight oats and zucchini oats next, or check out more protein powder recipes.

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Recipe highlights

  • Protein-packed
  • Easy to make
  • Nutritious start to your day
  • Customizable

To make this simple breakfast, you’ll need measuring utensils, a bowl, and a saucepan!

oats, chia seeds, protein powder, peanut butter, and fruit

Ingredients needed

  • Soy milk — adds creaminess. Feel free to use your vegan milk of choice.
  • Rolled oats — I love rolled oats for my oatmeal.
  • Vegan vanilla protein powder — for the protein boost, of course!
  • Chia seeds — adds texture and omega 3’s.
  • Toppings — Soy yogurt, peanut butter, fresh berries.

Scroll below to find exact measurements and additional toppings.

mixing oats with protein powder and chia seeds in a bowl
cooking protein oatmeal with powder and chia

How to make vegan protein oatmeal

  1. Combine rolled oats, chia seeds, and protein powder in a medium bowl. Depending on your protein powder, add anywhere between ¼ to ½ cup. (I know some protein powders can be stronger than others!)
  2. Add water and soy milk to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the oats, chia seeds, and protein powder. 
  4. Cook for 10 minutes while occasionally stirring until a creamy consistency is reached. Add more milk if needed.
  5. Remove from heat and divide between two serving bowls. 
  6. Top with soy yogurt, peanut butter, and fresh berries. Enjoy!
creamy protein oats in pot freshly cooked
two bowls with freshly made vegan protein powder oats topped with peanut butter

Storage & reheating

It’s easy to store oatmeal for later (just store it separately from toppings). Let your oatmeal cool and pour into an airtight container. 

You can store it in the fridge for 3-5 days. To store in the freezer, divide into portions in an airtight container. It will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Reheat from fridge

Your oatmeal will stiffen up in the fridge, so you have to cut out the portion you want. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the oatmeal in 30-second intervals and stir. 

It should reach an internal temperature of 165º F or 73º C. You can also heat it over the stovetop in a saucepan until bubbling (a microwave is quicker, though!).

Reheat from freezer

Same as above. Let it thaw at room temperature or in the fridge first to speed up the process.

two bowls of protein oats topped with fruit, peanut butter, and yogurt

Customizations

Topping options are endless! Instead of the berries, yogurt, and peanut butter, you can add what you’re craving.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Fruit slices: banana, peaches, apples
  • Nuts: peanuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans
  • Spreads: almond butter, chocolate hazelnut, fruit jam
  • Misc: chocolate chips, hemp seeds, extra chia seeds, pumpkin seeds
topping homemade oatmeal with syrup

FAQs & tips

Do I have to use rolled oats?

You can use instant oats or steel-cut oats if you prefer — but be aware that they have different cooking times! Follow the instructions on the packaging. 

What kind of vegan protein powder should I use?

It’s really up to you! There are several kinds: pea, hemp, soy, brown rice, pumpkin seed, and blends. Some protein brands offer sample sizes, so you can try those to see what kind you like best.

Homemade Protein Powder Recipe

Can I use different flavored protein powder?

You sure can! I suggested vanilla because it goes with more toppings, but you can use your flavor of choice. 

Protein Powder Oatmeal with syrup, yogurt, and peanut butter

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Creamy Vegan Protein Powder Oatmeal

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Boost your morning breakfast with some extra protein! This vegan protein oatmeal is a cozy classic with extra nutrition from protein powder and chia seeds. Add yummy topping to customize!
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water 240 ml
  • 1 cup soy milk 240 ml
  • 1 cup rolled oats 90 g
  • ¼ – ½ cup vegan vanilla protein powder 60 g
  • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds

Toppings

  • ½ cup soy yogurt 130 g
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Fresh berries

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine rolled oats, chia seeds, and protein powder. Depending on your protein powder, add anywhere between ¼ to ½ cup. (I know some protein powders can be stronger than others!)
  • Add water and soy milk to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the oats, chia seeds, and protein powder. Cook for 10 minutes while occasionally stirring until a creamy consistency is reached. Add more milk if needed.
  • Remove from heat and divide between two serving bowls. Top with soy yogurt, peanut butter, and fresh berries. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can store it in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. To store in the freezer, divide into portions in an airtight container. It will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Check out our “customizations” section
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vegan Protein Powder Oatmeal
Amount per Serving
Calories
617
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32.7
g
50
%
Saturated Fat
 
4.7
g
29
%
Sodium
 
255
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
494
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
61.3
g
20
%
Fiber
 
13.2
g
55
%
Sugar
 
10.6
g
12
%
Protein
 
44
g
88
%
Calcium
 
333
mg
33
%
Iron
 
12
mg
67
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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