Middle Eastern Tahini Oatmeal (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

I concocted this to have a more interesting way to eat oatmeal. Usually I have it with just fruit preserves or with some spice, but I'm trying to eat healthier, so may as well make it tasty. This is open for variation, but what's posted is how I like it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (I usually just use 2 packets Sugar in the Raw turbinado)
  • 18 teaspoon cinnamon (I just sprinkle some on( ballpark measurement!)
  • 18 teaspoon ground cardamom (I just sprinkle some on( ballpark measurement!)
  • 3 pitted dates, chopped into pieces
  • toasted sliced almonds, for topping


  1. Mix the oats with the soymilk, tahini, and spices together in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Nuke it for about 1 minute on high.
  3. Add the chopped dates and almonds, sprinkle with some extra cinnamon and sugar again.
  4. Try it with some honey (for non-vegans), for a fun new twists on oatmeal!


Most Helpful

This is a very nice oatmeal. I used vanilla almond milk and increased the cinnamon and cardamom. Also I barely could taste the tahini - maybe it's my tahini? I actually increased the amount of tahini to 1 1/2 tablespoons to have real taste of it. With this changes I'll definitely make it again because I love tahini :) Thanks for sharing!
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Mia in Germany February 11, 2012

Delightful breakfast dish! I used 1/2 cup of organic vanilla soy milk and I pre-soaked the dates in hot water for a few minutes. This is quick, but not something I could do before work in the early morning hours (note to self!). Thanks, the80srule! Made for Veggie Recipe Swap.

mersaydees March 28, 2010

Seriously tasty! I used old fashioned oats, regular milk, stevia to sweeten, raisins instead of dates, and left out the cardamom due to personal preference. I also added about two teaspoons of ground flaxseed. I never would have thought of using my trusty tahini in oatmeal, but it makes it that much more filling. Thanks for the idea!

Jainene March 17, 2010

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