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Classic Comforting Oatmeal

15 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This recipe is everything a cozy bowl of oatmeal should be. It's creamy, wholesome, warm, and filling.



15 min


5 min


10 min

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  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk*
  • ¾ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp
    pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 2
    bananas, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp (14 g)
    ground flaxseeds


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  1. To a medium pot on high heat, add the oats, milk, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and one of the bananas. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring on occasion to prevent burning. The banana will start to partially dissolve at it cooks, which naturally sweetens the oatmeal.
  2. Add the other banana and flaxseeds, cooking for another 2 - 5 minutes.
  3. Add more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency, or cook for a couple of minutes longer if you prefer it thicker.
  4. In the end, stir in the vanilla extract and remove the saucepan from the heat. Add toppings and enjoy!


  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store the oatmeal, without toppings, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Shivani - April 23, 2021, 9:51 a.m.

I just lovveee this oatmeal! Thank you Sadia for this amazing recipe.

PUL Team - April 24, 2021, 3:18 a.m.

Thank you, Shivani!!

Rima - April 16, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

How come I have been eating oatmeal without bananas and peanut butter all those years! Thank you for the best oatmeal recipe, Sadia! Greetings from Jordan :)

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

Yay, we love banana and peanut butter in oatmeal too! So glad you enjoyed it, Rima, and sending virtual hugs to Jordan 🤗

Julia - March 31, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

Wow! Sadia you’ve done it again! I’m not a big fan of oatmeal usually but loved this recipe, as with all of your amazing creations :)

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Aww thank you, Julia, so glad you enjoyed the oatmeal 🙂