TVP "Oatmeal"

Bowl of oatmeal
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Total Time 305 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 300 min

Need to cut carbs, but miss hot cereal? Then you have to try this! My favorite way to make it is in a slow cooker (crock-pot), but you can do it on the stove or even in the oven. It keeps in the fridge for up to a week, and freezes well, so don't be afraid to make a big batch.

What is TVP?


  • 2 C TVP granules
  • 1 quart unsweetened soy milk (can use coconut milk or other milk)
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 T vanilla
  • Or adjust the above seasonings to your taste
  • Sweetener to taste
  • Optional: Whisk in eggs. 4 eggs makes it more like rice pudding.


Mix all ingredients in crockpot, large saucepan/Dutch oven, or large covered casserole dish (be careful about this - when I tested it in the oven, it overflowed).

Cooking Times

Crockpot/Slow Cooker: It will be cooked in about 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low, but you can let it go longer and it won't hurt it.
Oven: About 1 hour at 350 F.
Stovetop: Bring to boil, then simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally - you should know by looking when it's done.

Carb Count: Assuming unsweetened soy milk and liquid sweeteners (zero carbs), the entire recipe has about 36 ECC and makes about 6-10 bowls of "oatmeal", depending upon the size.

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