Tofu Oatmeal

Tofu Oatmeal

Love high-protein oatmeal for breakfast? We do too! After our yummy high-protein golden turmeric porridge, we thought of doubling down with another nutritious breakfast recipe. And so here we are, with this high-protein tofu oatmeal made with creamy silken tofu, juicy fruit, and crunchy nuts.

We are always amazed by the versatility of silken tofu. With its delicate flavour and creamy consistency, tofu is one of the top ways to thicken your vegan recipes and top up with plant-based proteins. Be it smoothies, cakes, or porridge, tofu will deliver.

To get extra proteins, we added a handful of nuts. We like to pair creamy bases with crunchy toppings, as the contrast of the two textures makes dishes more interesting. Something else we love about this recipe is the fruit we used: orange and kiwi. These two fruits add a little bit of acidic contrast to the sweet oats, tingling our taste buds with excitement. Such a nice way to start the day!

Because oats and fruit have so many fibres, and tofu very few fats, this porridge makes a great breakfast for those on a weight-loss program. Dietary fibres, in particular, play a critical role in weight management, as they slow down the absorption of nutrients and make us feel satiated for longer. A bowl of this tofu oatmeal has 40% RDI of fibres! Awesome.

Fibres are also critical to energy release, helping our body get the juice it needs slowly and steady. With 370 calories, this oatmeal will support you throughout the morning. Plus, you’ll get 36% RDI of proteins and only 8% RDI of saturated fats!

Ready for this? It will be ready in just 10 minutes. Let’s go!

INGREDIENTS

Jumbo Rolled Oats 70 g
Water 500 mL
Ground Ginger 0.5 tsp
Kiwi Fruit 2
Silken Tofu 220 g
Tangerines 2
Walnuts 20 g
Sesame Seeds 5 g

Recipe Instructions
STEP 1

Add the oat flakes to a pot along with water and ground ginger and then bring to a boil.

Allow the porridge to simmer for 5 minutes while stirring to prevent the oat from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burn.

Porridge with oats and ground gingerPorridge with oats and ground ginger
STEP 2

Meanwhile, peel and dice the kiwi fruit. Then, rinse and drain the tofu block and cut into cubes.

Add both ingredients to a food processor and blitz into a smooth, silky cream.

Silken tofu blended with kiwi fruitSilken tofu blended with kiwi fruit
STEP 3

Once the oatmeal is thick and creamy, divide it among serving bowls and spoon in the tofu mixture.

Finally, top your porridge with mandarin slices, walnut pieces, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
You can optionally drizzle the oatmeal with maple syrup or honey for a sweeter taste.

Tips
If you have sesame allergy, you can replace sesame seeds with hemp, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds.