Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and made with natural sugar
Servings: 1
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Time: 5 mins

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Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal

This pineapple ginger oatmeal is sweet with a kick of ginger. This oatmeal is quick to make, gives your immune system a morning boost and is ready in minutes in the microwave!  It’s gluten free, vegan, and made with only natural sugar!


Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal Ingredients

How to make Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal:

  1. Put oats, water, and salt in a microwave safe bowl!  Choose a deep bowl because oatmeal overflows fast in the microwave.
  2. Microwave!  Heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, careful removing the bowl, it will be hot!
  3. Mix it up!  Add everything except the pineapple to the oatmeal and stir it up.  I like to use non-dairy creamer or coconut milk for a creamier texture.
  4. Add Pineapple.  Mix the pineapple in.  I like using frozen pineapple to help cool down the oatmeal (then I can eat it faster). 



Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  5 minutes

How much does this make?  1 serving

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free

How many bowls should I plan for this meal?  One bowl

How long does this keep?  2 days in the fridge

Is it freezer friendly?  No

How do I reheat this?  Add a splash of milk or water and heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir and enjoy

Can I pack this for lunch? Yup!  In a thermos, like this one 

Where do I find flaxseed and coconut oil?  They can be found at Target and similar stores.  They can also be found on amazon here.  Flaxseed & Coconut oil


Substitution Options

Quick Cook Oats: A pack of instant plain oatmeal can be used instead.  Quick cook steel cut oats can be used, just make as directed on the package.

Ginger:  Fresh, frozen, minced, or powdered ginger can be used.  Otherwise, tumeric can replace the ginger or it can be omitted completely, in a pinch.  Many times the minced garlic is found in the produce section on a shelf under the lemons and limes.

Coconut Oil:  Cocoa butter can be used in place of coconut oil.  It can also be left out.

Water:  Milk of choice can replace all the water for a creamier texture.

Flaxseed: Chia seeds can replace the flaxseeds or they can be left out.  This will result in less fiber but no difference in flavor.  Get both here, flaxseeds & chia seeds.

Pineapple: Mangoes, strawberries, peaches, or bananas can all be used in place of pineapple.  As mentioned above, I prefer to use frozen fruit because not only does it cool the oatmeal down, but it is easier to buy in the winter and keeps longer.

Honey: Maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar can be used.  Or, the sweetener can be left out entirely (my personal preference).


Fun Fact! 

Ginger has long been known to help with nausea, but fun fact – no one knows why!  Scientists believe it may be due to gingers intense smell and flavor blocking certain receptors in our brain for nausea!  (Source)


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Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal

Servings: 1
Total Time: 5 minutes
Quick, refreshing oatmeal to get you ready for the day!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger, gluten free, oatmeal, pineapple, vegan, zero processed sugar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 373 kcal


  • microwave


  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats gluten free
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger fresh or minced
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp nondairy milk or creamer
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple


  • Pour oats, salt, and water in bowl, microwave for 1 min and 30 sec.  Depending on the brand of oatmeal (aka Trader Joe’s) and the size of the bowl, it will overflow so just keep an eye on it the first time making this.
  • Mix ginger, coconut oil, honey, and non dairy milk or creamer into oatmeal.  If using a sweetened creamer or milk, add honey after as needed for desired sweetness.
  • Mix frozen pineapple.  Let sit for a minute or two for the pineapple to thaw and enjoy with your favorite granola and toppings or keep it plain, Jane!  If you prefer the oatmeal to be piping hot, you can microwave the pineapple for 1 minute and then add to oatmeal.



Nutritional Information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
*Note: substitution options can be found above in the substitution section of this post.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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