Protein Oats 4 Ways - Making Vegan Easy



If you’re a Vegan, you’ve probably been asked that age old question ‘But where do you get your protein from?’

Many of the staple foods in a vegan diet are actually packed with protein! As long as you have a balanced diet and have some sort of protein source with each meal, you will not become deficient.

As a new vegan, getting a source of protein with each meal may be harder than it sounds as you’ll have to think a little outside the box. Here I’ve put together a few of my favourite oat recipes that all packed with protein and super yummy!

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Let’s get into the oat recipes!



Vegan Protein oats with berries and peanut butter


  • 100g Frozen berries
  • 15g Peanut butter


Let’s start with a basic bowl of oats. All your going to need is a bag of your favourite cut of oats (I use a cheap supermarkets own instant oats), your favourite protein powder and then either milk or water depending on your preference.

I tend to use 50g oats with 200ml of water. I previously used milk but I find the protein powder makes the oats creamy enough so I’ve now switched to water. Mix the oats with the milk/water and microwave for up to 2 minutes. Meanwhile measure out the protein powder and mix with water until a paste forms. I find this step necessary when using vegan protein powders as the powder tends to go clumpy when added to hot oats. It’s much smoother when made into a paste. I also add some sweetener/flavour drops at this point but this is only necessary if you have a sweet tooth.

Once the oats are cooked, add the protein paste and combine and then add your favourite toppings! I’ve used frozen raspberries and a spoon of peanut butter to get some healthy fats in.

This is an easy meal to prep and take to work as I use sample sachets of protein powder as they are individually packaged,  individual sachets of oats and then I pack a little pot of frozen fruit which will have defrosted nicely by the time I come to use them. If you have no microwave then you can use boiling water.




  • 40g instant oats
    Zucchini oats with berries and flaxseeds
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 30g MyVegan salted caramel/vanilla soy protein powder
  • 200ml plant milk/water
  • MyVegan flavour drops (optional)


  • 100g blueberries
  • 10g flaxseeds


So this is very similar to the first recipe but with an unusual added ingredient… Courgette! I’ve called it zucchini in the title so I can shorten it to Zoats like the Americans do. ‘Coats’ doesn’t really have the same effect…

This meal is perfect if you want less calories but more volume! Courgette is super low calorie and it doesn’t affect the taste of the oats.

The only adaptation from the first recipe is that you’ll need to grate the courgette and add to the oats and milk/water before microwaving. That's it! Now you have a huge bowl of filling oats and you’ve also crammed some vegetables in there too!




  • 150g Oats
    vegan protein bars with chocolate and coconut
  • 80g MyVegan Salted Caramel Soy protein powder
  • 15g Flaxseeds
  • 15g Chia seeds
  • 200ml Plant milk
  • 20g MyVegan Sugar free maple syrup
  • 10g Sweet Freedom choc shot
  • 10g Desiccated coconut


This is a very simple vegan protein bar which is only 175 calories with 11g of protein!

All you need to do is combine the dry ingredients, add the maple syrup and then add plant milk until a dough is formed.

Transfer the mixture to a silicone tray or spray a metal tray with Frylight.

Cook for 25 mins at 200C. Leave to cool and then cut into 6 pieces. Top with a drizzle of choc shot and desiccated coconut.

I wrap these up individually in foil and are great to take on the go. These will keep in the fridge for up to week, but they’re often gone by then!




  • 40g Oats
    vegan baked oats with caramelised pears
  • 30g MyVegan salted caramel/vanilla soy protein powder
  • 5g Chia seeds
  • 10g Sweet Freedom fruit syrup
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 100ml Plant milk
  • 1 Pear
  • Ground cinnamon


This baked oats recipe is a perfect winter warmer dish. It is also a nice change from the typical oat bowl.

All you need to do is mix all the dry ingredients together in an oven proof dish and add the wet ingredients until you reach a thick consistency. Bake this in the oven at 200C for 30 mins.

Meanwhile, slice the pears, coat them in granulated sweetener, and fry in a good non-stick pan until they start to crisp. These caramelised pears will make the perfect topping for your baked oats.

Obviously, all of these recipes are very flexible and can be adapted to your preferences. Play around with fruity toppings, sauces, plant milks and protein powders until you find the right combo for you!

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