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TVP "Oatmeal"

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (12 Reviews)


Updated July 06, 2014

Bowl of oatmeal
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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?

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 5 minutes


  • 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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 3 out of 5
Question, Guest AMKaloha

Just what is TVP? I know I'm going to feel like a fool not knowing this, but it sounds so good. Thanks to anyone who answers. I had to give it stars and say if I'd make it again before I could post this question. Once I know what it is and make it, I'll let you know what I think.

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