This flaxseed oatmeal is filling, satisfying, and healthy! It takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. This oatmeal and flaxseed is a great healthy breakfast or snack!

Flaxseed oatmeal with blueberries and pecans

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This flaxseed oatmeal is so thick and creamy!
  • It takes only 15 minutes to make.
  • The flaxseed adds a ton of nutritional benefits.
  • This oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast or snack.
  • Add your favorite toppings for a totally customizable oatmeal!
  • As written, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Vegan, and can be easily made nut free and sugar free.
  • Check out this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal or these Protein Overnight Oats for more great recipes!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Almond milk is a great Vegan and dairy free milk for this oatmeal. If desired, regular milk can be used. Coconut milk and soy milk are great nut free options.

Old fashioned rolled oats are preferred over quick oats. They are slightly larger, softer and easily absorb the milk. Use gluten free rolled oats for gluten free.

The ground flaxseed helps thicken this flaxseed oatmeal. It also adds a ton of nutrients! If needed, chia seeds can be substituted.

A little cinnamon adds a great flavor! Feel free to add in a dash of nutmeg or ginger as well.

The topping options are limitless! Add something crunchy, creamy, and fresh to create texture and flavor.

Ingredients in white bowls for oats

Benefits of Flaxseed

Flax seeds are loaded with health benefits. They are rich in omega-3 fats. This is especially important for Vegans and Vegetarians who do not otherwise get these from fish.

In addition, flax seeds are high in fiber. Flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Flax seeds are also a great source of plant based protein. One tablespoon of flaxseed contains 1.3 grams of protein.

Taste & Texture

This flaxseed oatmeal tastes like whichever toppings you use. The oatmeal itself tastes like classic oatmeal with a dash of cinnamon.

This oatmeal is thick and creamy. It is much more filling than regular oatmeal due to the flaxseed.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add almond milk to a saucepan over low medium heat. Once lightly bubbling, add in oats, ground flaxseed and cinnamon.

Almond milk in saucepan

Step 2

Stir to combine. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until most of the liquid is soaked up. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. If oatmeal is too dry, add another spoonful of milk.

Step 3

Remove saucepan from heat. Then, spoon oatmeal into bowls.

Oats in bowl

Step 4

Finally, top with desired toppings such as blueberries, maple syrup and pecans.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use rolled oats for best results.

Add more milk as needed. The oatmeal should never be dry or burnt in the saucepan.

Flaxseed oatmeal in bowl

How to Serve & Store

Serve flaxseed oatmeal immediately after making it or make it into overnight oats. See below for instructions.

Top with your favorite toppings.

Store oatmeal in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Overnight Oats Option

This recipe can be made into overnight oats. There are two options for this.

  • Make oatmeal as written below. Then, store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Mix all ingredients (except toppings) together in a bowl. Then divide into Tupperware and refrigerate overnight. There is no cooking involved in this option.

Toppings & Flavor Variations

Consider adding these toppings and flavor variations to this oatmeal with flaxseed.

Vegan chocolate chips

Mini chocolate chips

Peanut butter

Almond butter

Fresh fruit

Coconut flakes

Brown sugar

Oatmeal with flaxseed, blueberries and pecans

Frequently Asked Questions

Is flaxseed good in oatmeal?

Yes, flaxseed is great in oatmeal.

Can I omit the flaxseed?

Yes.

Can I use chia seeds instead?

Yes, chia seeds are another great option.

What toppings should I add?

See above for toppings ideas! Any toppings will work.

Can I make this into overnight oats?

Yes, definitely. Either make this recipe as written and then refrigerate, or do not cook the oatmeal and place in fridge overnight.

What do I do with leftovers?

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Flaxseed oatmeal with blueberries and pecans

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This healthy flaxseed oatmeal is warm, filling, and satisfying. It is loaded with healthy nutritious ingredients. This homemade oatmeal can be made on the stovetop and served warm or made into overnight oats.
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add almond milk to a saucepan over low medium heat. Once lightly bubbling, add in oats, ground flaxseed and cinnamon.
  • Stir to combine. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until most of the liquid is soaked up. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. If too dry, add another spoonful of milk.
  • Remove saucepan from heat. Spoon oatmeal into bowls.
  • Finally, top with desired toppings such as blueberries, maple syrup and pecans.

Notes

  • Any milk works.
  • Rolled oats are a better option than quick oats.  They are slightly larger, softer and more easily absorb the milk.
  • If oatmeal becomes too dry while cooking, simply add a little more milk.
  • These oats can also be made into overnight oats.  Either make this recipe as written then refrigerate overnight, or mix together ingredients and place in airtight container overnight without cooking.
  • Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • Nutritional facts do not include toppings.
Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 248mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 269mg, Iron: 2mg

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