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. This is a great way to add nutrients and vitamins to your daily diet. Kids and adults love this thick and creamy oatmeal recipe!
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.
- Great for both children and adults.
- This oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast or snack.
- Add your favorite toppings for a customizable oatmeal! Try this Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal for a warm and cozy flavor.
- 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
These are the ingredients and substitutes for flaxseed oatmeal. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full recipe.
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.
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
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 oatmeal is too dry, add another spoonful of milk.
Remove saucepan from heat. Then, spoon oatmeal into bowls.
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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, flaxseed is great in oatmeal.
Yes, chia seeds are another great option.
See above for toppings ideas! Any toppings will work.
Yes, definitely. Either make this recipe as written and then refrigerate, or do not cook the oatmeal and place in fridge overnight.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Get the Recipe: Flaxseed Oatmeal
- 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.
- 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.
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