The following recipe takes me right back to my childhood. My mom and dad used to serve me maple quick oats with a spoonful of peanut butter for breakfast regularly, and that combination (and then some) remains my favorite to this day. I enjoy using my favorite all-natural, organic and gluten-free ingredients in this hearty homemade version, but substitutions are always welcome. So go and put your creativity to the test, and enjoy!

Maple Spice Oatmeal [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 cup water or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • Pinch of sea salt
Recommended Toppings:
  • a nice spoonful of natural peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 large Medjool dates,chopped
  • a generous sprinkle of raw pumpkin seeds


  1. Heat water/milk, oats, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer on low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until creamy and almost all liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the flaxseed, maple syrup, and spices.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer oats to a serving bowl. Top with nut/seed butter, dates, pumpkin seeds, or any other toppings you love!
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 220 | Total Carbs: 37 g | Total Fat: 6 g | Total Protein: 6 g | Total Sodium: 270 g | Total Sugar: 13 g Calculation not including suggested toppings. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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