Morning Glory Oatmeal

by Christin Gillespie

Start your morning with this delicious Morning Glory Oatmeal. A tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast bowl that is loaded with warm flavors. It’s naturally sweetened with a ripe banana and is made with wholesome ingredients. This irresistible oatmeal bowl is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free.

White bowl filled oatmeal, flaxseeds, walnuts, shredded carrots, golden raisins. Topped with walnuts and white coconut yogurt, with a spoon in it, on a white marble counter.

Say good morning to your next breakfast. This glorious oatmeal recipe is inspired by the classic flavor muffin, but is turned into a cozy and healthy oatmeal breakfast bowl.

A healthy Morning Glory Oatmeal

Morning glory muffins for breakfast? Not exactly, but this tasty Morning Glory Oatmeal has a muffin twist to it.

This Morning Glory Oatmeal recipe has major muffin vibes. A delicious bowl of rolled oats, carrots, golden raisins, coconut milk, warmed with spices, and is sweetened with a ripe banana. It’s creamy, easy, and tastes like a breakfast treat.

By adding a ripe banana to the recipe, there is no need to add any additional sweeteners, making this oatmeal refined sugar free. Also, adding a ripe banana makes this oatmeal sweet and creamy.

Types of oats to use

This delicious muffin oatmeal bowl can be made with rolled oats, steel cut oats, or even quick oats.

Rolled OatsRolled Oats, also known as old fashioned oats or whole oats, are my favorite type of oats to cook with. Their texture is great and they cook relatively quickly, compared to steel-cut oats.

Steel-Cut Oats: Steel-cut oats, usually take much longer to make, about 20 minutes. However, they contain more fiber.

Quick Oats: Quick oats are soft in texture and cook extremely quickly. They’re the best type of oats to use in the microwave versus cooking on the stove.

Whichever type of oats you select, before preparing, be sure to read the package instructions, for the liquid oat ratio, because the amounts may vary.

Now let’s get cooking!

Morning Glory Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Oats:  I used old fashioned rolled oats, but steal-cut or quick oats work as well. However, be sure to read the package instructions for the liquid oat ratio and the cook time, because they will vary. This recipe is written for old fashioned oats.
  • Non-dairy milk: Use your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, from the carton.
  • Carrot: Just 1 shredded carrot is needed for this muffin oatmeal.
  • Raisins: I used golden raisins, but regular will work as well!
  • Banana: Adding a ripe banana to the recipe makes this breakfast sweet. Also, the riper the banana, the sweeter your breakfast will be.
  • Coconut flakes: A little bit of coconut, but is optional.
  • Spices: A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, to achieve the classic muffin flavor.
  • Walnuts: Something nutty for this oatmeal. You can also use pecans.
  • FlaxseedsFlaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, and be substituted with chia seeds, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
Ingredients for oatmeal recipe. 1/2 cup of rolled oats, flaxseeds in a small clear glass bowl, golden raisins in a small clear bowl, walnuts, in a glass bowl, coconut flakes and shredded carrots in a glass bowl, white coconut milk in a glass bow, and a ripe banana. All items on a marble background.

How to make this oatmeal recipe

Making oatmeal for breakfast is super easy and this recipe is no different. There is only 3 steps to achieve your morning breakfast.

  1. Begin by adding the mashed ripe banana to a small saucepan. Add the oats, flaxseeds, raisins, spices, coconut flakes, walnuts, non-dairy milk, and stir to combine.
  2. Simmer until the milk has absorbed into the oats, about 4 to 6 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Place into a serving bowl. Top with additional walnuts, coconut yogurt, and enjoy!
Saucepan cooking oatmeal, with mashed banana, shredded carrots, coconut, walnuts, and spices.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

To make the perfect Morning Glory Oatmeal, be sure to follow these tips!

  • For the best texture, I suggest using rolled oats, but you can use quick oats, or if you have more time, you can also use steel cut oats.
  • If you prefer your oatmeal to be thicker, you can cook your oats on the stovetop for a couple more minutes. On the other hand, if you prefer it thinner, cook your oats for a slightly less time.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your overnight oats will be.

Oatmeal toppings

The options are limitless when it comes to topping your muffin oatmeal breakfast bowl. I personally topped mine with additional walnuts and coconut yogurt, but you can top your muffin oatmeal bowl with whatever you want!

No matter what you top your morning glory muffin with, it will be a glorious breakfast bowl!

White bowl filled oatmeal, flaxseeds, walnuts, shredded carrots, golden raisins. Topped with walnuts and white coconut yogurt, with a spoon in it, on a white marble counter.

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White bowl filled oatmeal, flaxseeds, walnuts, shredded carrots, golden raisins. Topped with walnuts and white coconut yogurt, with a spoon in it, on a white marble counter.

Morning Glory Oatmeal

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 11
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Start your morning with this delicious Morning Glory Oatmeal. A tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast bowl that is loaded with warm flavors. It’s naturally sweetened with a ripe banana and is made with wholesome ingredients. This irresistible oatmeal bowl is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free.


Ingredients

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Optional toppings


Instructions

  • Begin by adding the mashed ripe banana to a small saucepan. Add the oats, flaxseeds, raisins, spices, coconut flakes, walnuts, non-dairy milk, and stir to combine.
  • Simmer until the milk has absorbed into the oats, about 4 to 6 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Place into a serving bowl. Top with additional walnuts and coconut yogurt.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can use chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your overnight oats will be.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • For the best texture, I use rolled oats, but you can use quick oats, or if you have more time, you can also use steel cut oats.
  • Walnuts can be replaced with pecans.
  • Add any of your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 656
  • Sugar: 43g
  • Sodium: 105mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 104g
  • Protein: 13g

Keywords: morning glory oatmeal, oatmeal recipe, vegan oatmeal recipe, easy oatmeal recipe

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