Matcha Oatmeal [VYA Plant-Based Meal Prep] Release + Giveaway

Image of white bowl with matcha oatmeal, topped with raspberries, on a white wood background, with leaves to the side

I can’t believe today is the day! My third book baby, Vegan Yack Attack’s Plant-based Meal Prep is out, and it feels like just yesterday that I was sharing the cover shoot BTS. Even though I’ve shared a little bit about the book, plus my recipe for a Hash Brown-Crusted Frittata. I wanted to celebrate today with a recipe for Matcha Oatmeal, plus an AWESOME giveaway!

Image of white bowl with matcha oatmeal, topped with raspberries, on a white wood background, with leaves to the side

I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit relieved, but also super-stressed that the book is now out. Cookbooks are A LOT of work. Even though the recipe writing and photographing is over, it’s time to move into promotion and events. Which, speaking of, I’ll be at Vegenation Henderson this weekend for a pop-up! Three recipes from this book will be on the menu for 1/11-1/12, and I’ll be there 11a-6p each day, selling and signing books.

Vegan Yack Attack's Plant Based Meal Prep

Towards the end of the month I’ll be out of town for a bit, so the events will continue on after mid-February. Maybe even a brewery/VYA tasting dinner collab? (That would be amazing!) If you’d like to see my book tour pop into your city, please reach out!

Image of white bowl with matcha oatmeal, topped with raspberries, on a white wood background, with leaves to the side

Now, today I wanted to include an incredibly easy breakfast recipe that is pretty AND flavorful! Not the usual descriptors for oatmeal, LOL. This matcha oatmeal has a creamy, subtly sweet base, but really comes together with tart raspberries and crunchy coconut. If you have them on hand, the black sesame seeds are not only cute, but add a little hint of savory!

Before we get to the recipe, I made a video for the occasion. Can you believe it? So watch me whip up some 3 dishes from the cookbook in no time at all. And after the matcha oatmeal, enter to win signed copies of ALL THREE of my cookbooks! *GASP*

Vegan Yack Attack On the Go! and Vegan Bowl Attack! Cookbooks by Jackie Sobon

2 years: PB&J Buckwheat Granola // 3 years: Butternut Squash Bacon Soup // 4 years: Plantain Tempeh Breakfast Hash // 5 years: Healthy New Year Recipes // 6 years: Banana Recovery Smoothie // 7 years: Thai Curry Cauliflower Bites // 8 years: Banana Almond Butter Oatmeal

Image of white bowl with matcha oatmeal, topped with raspberries, on a white wood background, with leaves to the side

Matcha Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

"Oatmeal has always been a favorite breakfast of mine because it is so easy to customize and comes together in minutes! Here I’ve added a little matcha powder for a light caffeine kick, and wonderful flavor. The sweetness of the oatmeal goes perfectly with tart raspberries!" Recipe and text reprinted with permission from Jackie Sobon and Fair Winds Press, Copyright 2020

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups (830 ml) water
  • 3 cups (323 g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (235 ml) plain unsweetened nondairy milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons (6 g) culinary matcha powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125 g) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds

Instructions

    In a large pot over medium heat, bring the water, oats, and 3/4 cup (175 ml) of the nondairy milk to a boil. Adjust the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the oats start to break down and become creamy, 5 to 7 minutes. While the oats are cooking, whisk together the remaining nondairy milk, agave nectar, vanilla, and matcha powder in a small ramekin or bowl until there are no clumps.

    Add the matcha mixture and the salt to the oatmeal, stirring until combined. When the oatmeal has thickened to your liking, divide it between 4 bowls or storage containers, then top with raspberries, coconut flakes, and sesame seeds. Serve while warm or store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 414Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 10gSugar: 25gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, I use a website calculator for approximate calculations.

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51 Comments on “Matcha Oatmeal [VYA Plant-Based Meal Prep] Release + Giveaway

  1. I would love to win these books – I am trying to focus on meal prep this year and this would help!

  2. I really need to start to do more in terms of meal prep – it just seems so daunting and not worth it since there is only me – but not doing it is hurting my healthy eating and budget.

  3. What excites me most about the possibility of winning these cookbooks is that I would have more vegan recipes to try and (important!) that they would help me plan to make the recipes – I always want to make more recipes than I have the time for!
    Lovely bonus: the books are signed!!

  4. I’d love to get more into meal prepping, no doubt this would be a great start!!

  5. the recipes look amazing would love to win the books and try them out! ?

  6. So excited at the possibility of winning these cookbooks! I love trying new recipes, and really need to get meal prepping to be a routine thing. Seems it would be a starting block for me to eat healthy.

  7. I have a seriously vegan cookbook collecting problem. I love trying new recipes and these cookbooks would be an amazing addition to my collection. There are so many recipes that I’d love to try!!

  8. Gonna try this oatmeal this weekend! Slowly getting my parents to eat more plant based meals. THIS would be an awesome way to introduce my family to more options!

  9. I love trying new recipes and this year, I am trying to meal prep and make healthier foods!

  10. All three of your books are on my “to buy” or “wishlist”, so winning all three would be amazing! I especially need this meal prep book because tonight I basically only fed the kids leftovers for dinner, but there wasn’t enough for my husband and I too, so we had bananas and bundt cake for dinner because I was too tired to make a full dinner from beginning to end tonight. So a vegan meal prep book would be amazing!

  11. I really need to improve my meal prep game! Plus, I would love to find more recipes that my family enjoys.

  12. These cookbooks are amazing and would be so useful to have. Meal prep has been something I’ve always wanted to get right but have been intimidated by it. Your video even made me think that I could totally do it!

  13. I started to shift to a vegetarian diet at the end of 2019 and would love to start exploring vegan recipes in 2020!

  14. I would love to have more guidance with meal prep. I never seem to be able to pull it off. Super excited that you are offering this chance to win!

  15. I need meal prep so I don’t make bad food decisions when I get home from work hungry and looking what to make.

  16. I love your recipes! My husband just committed to going plant based. It’d be awesome to have these cookbooks as a resource!

  17. I would love to win your books! I’m especially interested in meal prep, since weeknights are so busy. It would be great to get everything for the week ready on Sunday. I also can’t wait to try the matcha oatmeal!! I’m I bit of a matcha fanatic 🙂

  18. Congrats on your new release! I love your recipes and photos and would be so stoked to have them in my vegan cookbook arsenal.

  19. Thumbing through every page of all three cookbooks excites me most about winning them. As well as meal planning dinners for my family so they are guaranteed to enjoy amazing meals every week!

  20. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to make one new recipe a week. So three new cookbooks would probably last me the whole year!

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  22. I would love to win a copy of the book. The matcha oatmeal looks delish and I’d love to make life easier by meal prepping plant based meals!

    • Hey Nancy! You’re the winner!! Please check your email. <3

  23. This is awesome! I would love to win but would buy it if I dont! I’ve been vegan 15 years now but I need to add some new recipes to my rotation ! Thanks for all you do!

  24. I read cookbooks like most people read novels. I have gotten the first book from the library, and I would love to own a copy. The others look amazing as well.

  25. Wow!! What a great giveaway!!
    I’m always looking for new delicious recipes!

  26. A chance to with your Vegan Cookbooks and a chance to make your Matcha Oatmeal?! Gosh, I dont know which one I’m more excited about! Thank you for the opportunity! 🙂

  27. What excites me the most about these books is finding new inspiration to help myself and others. With more inspiration and ideas I’d be able to create and share more often this year, something that drifted away in 2019.

  28. I am a single mother living in a small town with not many veg options and we are new to having a plant-based diet. I absolutely love your recipes it has made this so much easier, I have a digital copy of your first book it would mean so much to me and my family win !

  29. We have been Vegan for about 2 months and just trying to understand it all. These books would really help us out. My husband had a scare with his health and his cardiologist suggested us going Vegan.

  30. I’d love to win your cookbook! It’d be a great way to start 2020 and continue my goal of meal prepping & clean healthy eating!

  31. Even though I have 2 of the 3 books (I’m missing the bowl book!), I want to complete my trilogy, and give away 2 others to friends who I know would love them! I just made the Week 1 meals in new book this morning – 3 hours from start to finish, including cleaning the kitchen, and my fridge is loaded for the week – so happy!!

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  33. I’m excited to explore a bunch of new plant-based recipe ideas! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  34. I would love to win these cookbooks because I already meal prep my lunches and am always looking for ways to make them healthy and meat free while still keeping me full.

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  36. I love new cookbooks. They really just inspire me to keep trying new recipes. I love the gastropod episode on cookbook, they totally hit the nail on why I have so many and check them out of the library even if I never get around to making anything from it

  37. I have been championing a plant-based diet and its benefits (to the health, environment, and taste!) for the past 8 years and would love to use these cookbooks to help my cause!

  38. The awesome fact that they are signed by you and that it’s all three cookbooks. Which I am so looking forward to your most recent one since it’s the direction I’m heading towards which is meal planning more often.

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