Monday, March 21, 2011

Easy Vegan Substitutions

I'm in no way prepared to go vegan, but as Oprah says "I'm leaning into it". So I'm making easy substitutions where I can, and taking a little more enjoyment when I do have cheese, eggs, and meat. This morning I substituted rice milk for cow's milk for my morning latte and it was delicious. I was actually getting bored with my morning cup of joe anyway so it was nice to mix it up and I really enjoyed the new flavor. It's a little sweet so I didn't even need sugar. I also substituted almond milk for cow's milk in our oatmeal and it was fantastic.
"Leaning into it" Vegan Oatmeal

old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 apple (preferably organic)
1/2 t cinnamon
slivered almonds, toasted
almond milk, steamed or warmed

Cook oatmeal according to instructions on package. When it's 1/2 or 3/4 of the way cooked, stir in cinnamon and use a microplane to grate apple into the pan. Stir to combine. Warm the almond milk and set aside. When the oatmeal is ready, spoon into bowls and top with banana, raisins, almonds and almond milk.

Serve with rice milk latte for a delicious vegan breakfast. You won't miss the dairy for a second.

1 comment:

Hayley said...

I love this recipe! It's the only way I can avoid my nanny kids asking for gobs of nasty sugar on their oatmeal. The raisins are enough sweet and the cinnamon adds yummy flavor. I used vanilla almond milk, but I'm sure regular would be fine also. Thanks Colleen!