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Vegan Banana Nut Oatmeal Recipe

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Vegan Banana Nut Oatmeal Recipe
1 Serving | 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1 half banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • cinnamon to taste

Instructions:

  1. Bring almond milk to a boil. Stir in oats and allow to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add to bowl with the sliced banana and chopped nuts.
  3. Add cinnamon to taste.
This recipe is definitely enough for 2, especially if you don’t like a big breakfast. Split in half for only 3 PPVs each!

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe – Single Serving

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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
1 Serving (entire recipe – approximately 3 pancakes) | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 banana
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients except for banana in blender, blend.
  2. Add the banana and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles begin to form, then flip.
  4. Makes about 3 medium sized pancakes.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Hot Cereal Recipe

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Vegan Hot Cereal Recipe
16 Servings, 1/4 cup per serving | 3.5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raw flax seeds
  • cinnamon, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in air tight container.
  2. For 1 serving, mix 1/4 cup dry mixture with 1/2 cup of boiling water.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
  4. Let sit for 2 additional minutes.
  5. Stir in cinnamon to taste — I like to add a chopped banana as well for additional sweetness.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Recipe

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake Recipe 

6 Small Pancakes | 2.5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per pancake*

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
  • pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat skillet to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix flaxseed meal and water, let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Combine banana, baking powder, flax mixture, vanilla, salt and almond milk.
  4. Stir in oats and flour until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Yields about 6 small pancakes.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Cherry Chewy Bar Recipe

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Vegan Cherry Chewy Bar Recipe
9 Servings | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Spread rolled oats evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until light brown.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the dates and orange juice in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes. Pour the mixture into a blender/food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix very well.
  5. Combine half of the dry with half of the wet mixture. Add in the rest of the dry and wet mixtures. Mix well.
  6. Press mixture into a nonstick 8×8 baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool, then slice into bars.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

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Vegan Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe
4 Servings | 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons raisins

Instructions:

  1. Place water and almond milk in a small pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the oats to the water/milk mixture, reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 30 minutes, mixing occasionally every 5-7 minutes.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup of cooked oats with 1 tablespoon of walnuts and 1 tablespoon of raisins for 1 serving.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

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Vegan Nutty Cow Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

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Nutty Cow was kind enough to send samples of their new NutCheeses. Below is my Weight Watchers friendly version of their Ricotta Pancakes recipe. My husband and I found this recipe made for an incredibly filling and satisfying breakfast! Check out their Facebook page for updates on when their products (including Garlic Herb and Maple Pecan Spreads) will be available in stores later this summer.

Vegan Nutty Cow Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
2 Servings (3 pancakes each) | 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving*

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the flour, almond milk and vanilla.
  2. Add mashed bananas and then the Ricotta.
  3. Using a measuring scoop (approx. 1/4 cup) pour batter onto the griddle.
  4. Cook pancakes for about 3 or 4 minutes on a medium/high heat and then flip, cooking until both sides are golden brown.
  5. Serve with berries or syrup.

*P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

– Adapted from Nutty Cow

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Strawberry Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Strawberry Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe
1 Serving | 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoon hemp protein
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • Handful of spinach leaves

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until contents liquify.
  2. Transfer to glass and enjoy!
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Vegan Weight Watchers – Introduction

Welcome to the Vegan Weight Watchers blog! I will be adding multiple posts each week specifically written for people using the Weight Watchers program to lose or maintain weight while following a vegan lifestyle. Posts will include PointsPlus friendly vegan recipes, product and restaurant reviews, as well as interesting vegan tidbits from around the world and across the web.

My story:
My journey with Weight Watchers started in June 2009. I lost 25 lbs and became a lifetime member that October. I have since been able to maintain my weight loss while sticking to the Weight Watchers program.

My husband has struggled with gastrointestinal discomfort since we met in 2003. Following an endoscopy, no diagnosis was reached for my husband, and I was shocked when his doctor said he would be on medication indefinitely. After watching several documentaries and doing research online, I proposed trying out a vegan lifestyle (which almost instantly cured his lifelong stomach issues). Due to my experience with the Weight Watchers program, I knew I would have to be careful to stick to my daily PointsPlus values – it is a popular misconception that vegans only eat lettuce and are rail thin (more on this later…). However, I was disappointed about the lack of resources online for fellow Vegan Weight Watchers.

Stay tuned for ways to keep your weight loss journey interesting while sticking to a plant-based vegan lifestyle. I look forward to interacting and sharing with everyone!

Please feel free to leave your comments/suggestions or contact me directly at: emilee@veganweightwatchers.com

Be kind, feel good.
Em

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