Chia Seed Oatmeal is a hearty and healthy breakfast made with old fashioned rolled oats, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, walnuts, oat milk, and fresh berries. Chia Oatmeal has a warm log-cabin-cozy flavor when made with maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Though very tasty, this Oatmeal and Chia Seeds Recipe is also healthy because chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. We’re excited to share this great breakfast recipe with you and talk a bit about the health benefits of chia seeds!
Chia Oatmeal is a great breakfast recipe, especially when you make it with all the fixings the way we do in this recipe. All the great breakfast flavors are present here: maple syrup, walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla! You can’t go wrong with that combo. What’s even better though is the way I feel after eating this breakfast: full but not sluggish. With a good cup of coffee or tea, you get to enjoy the experience of a full breakfast without the carb crash. This is also an easy recipe to make since all ingredients go into a single pot except the toppings. It takes only minutes to make which is perfect when you’re in a rush!
Chia Seed Oatmeal Recipe
- Rolled, old fashioned oats
- Chia seeds
- Oat milk
- Maple syrup
How to Make Chia Oatmeal
- Cook oats. In a medium-sized pot, combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until oats are soft.
- Serve. Serve oats in individual bowls topped with berries, walnuts, and a splash of oat milk.
- Add raisins for added texture and sweetness.
- Throw in some chocolate chips.
- Add your favorite nut butter for some added protein.
- Use any plant-based milk of your choosing; try cashew milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.
- Add mashed banana into the oatmeal for a creamier texture.
- Use a variety of nuts such as hazel nuts or slivered almonds.
Store in an airtight container. Chia Seed Oatmeal keeps well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Do not add toppings when storing because they will ruin the freshness and flavor of the oatmeal.
Can I Make This Recipe As Overnight Oats Instead?
Yes you can! Simply put all ingredients (except toppings) in a medium sized bowl, stir to combine, and place in the refrigerator covered overnight.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Though tiny, chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and have, for many years, been lauded for their health benefits. Chia seeds are a rich source of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals, all of which help to maintain a healthy heart. Chia seeds are also beneficial for curbing appetite because they expand when exposed to water which creates a feeling of fullness. Some studies reveal that chia seeds also may help to regulate blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are also very easy to incorporate into your diet. They are virtually flavorless and relatively unnoticeable in small amounts, making them easy to sprinkle into almost any meal.(1)(2)(3)
We’re excited for you to try this recipe the next time you’re in a rush and looking for something healthy and delicious! Here are some other great breakfast recipe ideas.
Vegan Breakfast Recipes
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- Quinoa Oatmeal
- Baked Apple Oatmeal
- Vegan Zucchini Bread
- Strawberry Chia Jam
- Vegan French Toast
- Acai Bowl
- Blueberry Toast
- Blueberry Sauce
- Avocado Toast with Sprouts
- 1 Cup rolled, old fashioned oats
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened oat milk
- 1/4 Cup walnut pieces
- 1/4 Cup blueberries
- 1/4 Cup strawberries
- 2 Cups water
- In a medium-sized pot, combine oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and water. Stir well to combine.
- Bring oats to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until oats are soft.
- Serve in individual bowls topped with berries, walnuts, and a splash of oat milk.
- For added sweetness include chocolate chips or raisins.
- Use your favorite nut butter such as peanut butter or cashew butter
- Stir in some mashed banana for a creamy texture.
- Use any type of plant-based milk of your choosing. Try almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk.
- Add some shredded coconut.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.