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Super Savory Oatmeal Patties (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Super savory oatmeal patties? That are gluten free and vegan? What is the craziness! Well, I’ll tell you! This weekend, I was given the chance to try a new gluten free, vegan “burger” mix, and I thought that I would do my Suz thing and make a copycat recipe. We’ll get to that in a minute, but how about a few things about my weekend!

This weekend was pretty low key, but there were some undeniably delicious highlights. As you know I do 😀

Weekend Recap

Friday night, Alex was working nights, so I had zoodles and the first round of my super savory oatmeal patties, which I crumbled on top. These cookies are crazy–they are the perfect patty texture, and they taste like savory TVP! Strange, but so good! We’ll get to them in a minute 😀

Vegan Gluten Free Savory Oatmeal Patties Recipe over Zoodles for a delicious healthy dinner! |

The next morning, it was off to Fleet Feet for the last long run of the Chicago Endurance Sports Winter Warriors season. It is so funny to think that the season is over, and that I’ve not run for any of it. Pretty bizarre, but I am so thankful to CES and the crew for keeping me in the fold and allowing me to continue to be a running coach, even if I couldn’t run. There were times during this season when I didn’t want to go because of my back, but at the same time, having CES there, knowing that I had friends who looked forward to seeing me, putting the trainees through their ab workouts and answering questions–the experience always turned my day around. 

Endless Holiday treats at the office!

Also, it doesn’t hurt when one of the runners brings donut holes for everyone and another runner brings Stan’s Donuts for the coaches. And I get to be “in charge” of them 😀 Hey, I’m doing more cardio, gotta feed the monster, right? 

The rest of that day, I hung out with Alex, went to the gym with him later on, and then we returned to one of favorite nearby restaurants, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen. We split the guacamole, sweet potato chips, and crudite as well as an Internal Affair (our favorite cocktail), then I got my Black Tiger Shrimp Salad and Alex got the Spicy Thai Salmon Quinoa Bowl.  

Not a crumb was left!

Speaking of the hunger monster, even with the huge dinner I had, I ate 2 snacks before bed and woke up at 3 with my mind turning (not in an anxious way, just in an “I have a lot of stuff going on way”) and my stomach growling. I gave up at 4 and had a breakfast while I watched the Australian Open (hey, if I have to be up that early) and worked on some Coach Suz Letter content (the new one comes out today!).  I had another breakfast before Alex even woke up! But then we went to the gym and to another favorite spot, Meli Cafe, for brunch, where we demolished a Kiwi, Strawberry, Orange pressed juice, my usual GIGANTIC egg white scrambler, and Alex’s Jalapeno Breakfast Bowl.

Again. Not a crumb was left.

The day rounded out with a groceries, a quick nap, tea with Erica in Lakeview, and then a dinner of Chicken Pesto Zoodles. DELICIOUS. 

.@suzlyfe always eats the yummiest things... #notfair #chicagofood @melicafechicago @docbskitchen Click To Tweet

Now, what about these Super Savory Oatmeal thingies?

Super Savory Oatmeal Patties (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Homestyle Burgers are a unique vegan, gluten free oat-based mix that bring favorite burger flavors to anyone’s table! Shelf stable, all you have to do is add water. If you have access to a Sprouts Market, click here to for a voucher to try them out yourself! If you don’t have a Sprouts nearby, try my copycat recipe. 

Vegan Gluten Free Savory Oatmeal Patties Recipe over Zoodles for a delicious healthy dinner! |

As I said, these savory oatmeal patties have a delightful, soft cookie like texture, but they taste distinctly savory and smokey. Great nutrition and easy to make, mix and bake them in bulk for your meal prep or freeze them! They would be perfect for spaghetti squash or zoodles (as I used them), crumbled over a salad or into a taco, or molded into a patty and served with toppings as burgers. I won’t lie, I had a few of them just plain!

Gluten Free, Vegan Savory Oatmeal Patties
Serves 4
Enjoy the taste of a burger in the convenience of a vegan, gluten free cookie! Crumble onto salads or gluten free pasta or enjoy with all the burger toppings.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 c Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats
  2. 1/2 c Chickpea Flour
  3. 1/4 c Yeast Flakes (or 1/8 cup Nutritional Yeast)
  4. 1/4 c Ground Flaxseed
  5. 1 tsp cocoa
  6. 1 t sea salt
  7. 1 T Garlic Powder
  8. 1 T Onion Powder
Wet Ingredients
  1. 1/2 T Tomato Paste
  2. 1 1/2 T Tamari Paste
  3. 1 T Liquid Smoke (can Sub with GF Worchestershire or Liquid Aminos)
  4. 1 1/2 Cup Boiling Water
  1. Whisk together wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Add wet to dry, incorporate, and add up to 1/4 cup more water, if needed. Let sit and set. Scoop and form 4 patties or 8 cookies
Baking Method
  1. Heat oven to 350*F. Place cookies/burgers on a greased, lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes.
Stovetop method
  1. Heat medium skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray and cook for 10 minutes, flipping after 5.
  2. Serve with toppings of choice!
Adapted from Kim's Simple Meals Organic Homestyle Burgers
 Thank you to Katie for Marvelous Monday, Laura for Strange But Good, Sarah, Deborah, AnnMarie, Rachel, and Cassandra for Meatless Monday, and AnnMarie, Esther, Farrah, and Jess for Foodie Friday.

Vegan Gluten Free Savory Oatmeal Patties Recipe over Zoodles for a delicious healthy dinner! |


I received Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Burger Patties through a partnership with Social Nature. Opinions are my own. Sign up with Social Nature and get access to free products, reviews, and vouchers yourself!

This week, even though it will be my first without going into the office (not on vacation), I actually have quite a few things to do, including my reintroduction into yoga via Prana’s #PoseoftheDay Yoga campaign! Follow alon with me on Instagram! This is going to be my first time doing yoga since the first week after my injury, and I am excited, and a little nervous, to stress the joint and bone that way. But so far, everything is continuing to respond well, improving slowly, so it is time! Join me and help me celebrate what it is like to MOVE BEYOND LIMITS!

These savory oatmeal patties sound delicious! #meatlessmonday #vegan #glutenfree @meatlessmonday Click To Tweet

Have you had savory oatmeal or savory oatmeal patties? 

When was the last time you started up a practice that you had taken a long break from?

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  • Reply Carla

    I love these. I’ve never been a fan of the sweet oatmeal. Definitely to the horror of my family and the child 🙂 now I need to buy some chick pea flour.

    February 1, 2016 at 5:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahaha I think you will really like the chickpea flour–it has a great nuttiness to it.

      February 2, 2016 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Jen

    Sounds like a solid weekend! The savory oatmeal patties sound so interesting – I’ve been debating on trying some kind of savory oatmeal for months and I might need to try it out with this recipe!

    February 1, 2016 at 6:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAY! I hope that you do! I have another savory oats recipe that has a little more sweet, you might like that as well!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Savoury oatmeal patties? I am intrigued. I do love me some oats!

    February 1, 2016 at 6:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I bet you would make a killer savory oatmeal!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    These sound really delish! I do love oatmeal.

    Keep those recipes coming!

    February 1, 2016 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I like the idea of a more savory oatmeal! Yum I will be trying this one. Thanks for joining us for Meatless Monday always great to have you!

    February 1, 2016 at 6:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for hosting! These are super savory, but I really like them!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Mary Ellen @ VNutrition

    These look great! I’m always looking for something to bring that will be filling when I have all day classes. I’m going to have to try them this week. 🙂

    February 1, 2016 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They are so portable, and so perfect for class!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    I’m on the savory train so I think I’d like this!

    February 1, 2016 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Please stop eating so much good and good for you food. It makes me feel way too hungry and now I want to buy ALL THE PRODUCE which I mean it’s January so that would cost approximately a billion dollars. Also, there are no good donut places here, so I’m also jealous of you there. Basically, I just want to eat all of your food ahhahha

    February 1, 2016 at 7:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you need a Chicago trip, stat!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Sounds like a pretty good weekend! I wake up at 4AM hungry, more than I care to admit. These oatmeal look delicious!

    February 1, 2016 at 7:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is happening to me more and more. I’m getting tired of it!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    Goodness gracious these look amazing!

    February 1, 2016 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Good luck with the yoga! Its always hard to get back into something after a long break, especially a serious injury. But yoga has such a mindful component that I think it will only help you and you will know immediately if you go too far.

    February 1, 2016 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally agree. I am definitely banking on that!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado

    This savory oatmeal sounds delicious! I never tried savory oats but I need to get on that train!

    February 1, 2016 at 7:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am really coming around to it!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Julie

    So much good food!! Donuts sound so good but I do not think I have had one in years. I’ve done the waking up at 3am to eat thing. I have never done yoga!! Crazy right. I have done Pilates but not yoga. And I think it would be good for my mind as well as my body.

    February 1, 2016 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I agree! The Mid Feb newsletter will be perfect for you!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    That’s so exciting you’re finally easing back into yoga! It’s been so long since I’ve done more than a five minute flow because I’ve been so into Pilates, but the PrAna challenge is tempting. Good luck!

    February 1, 2016 at 7:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I keep starting and then kind of freaking out about it. Well, not freaking out, but I am nervous. Gonna start with as few twists as possible. Until I start and go back to me usual antics.

      February 2, 2016 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Ellie

    I love savory oatmeal! I sometimes put cheese and veggie sausages in mine and it’s delicious! These look really good Suze! Thanks for the recipe

    February 1, 2016 at 8:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oooo great idea! I would love to see yours!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    I sure hope a nap was in order yesterday! Wow! I could’ve texted you and chatted while I was awake with miss a, haha! You really had a productive weekend, though! Lots of yummy food, too 😉

    February 1, 2016 at 8:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know i always make sure that the food is involved. Text me ANYtime!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    I was so hungry this weekend too. OMG all of your food options this weekend – so jealous!! I’m loving the idea of a savory oatmeal cookie!! YUMMM!! I’ve been playing with liquid smoke lately, so yummy!

    February 1, 2016 at 8:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Liquid smoke is one of those ingredients that can just transform a dish! Just be careful with it, otherwise you might think you are eating a grill, lol.

      February 2, 2016 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I’m all about the savory stuff lately. I haven’t seen these at my Sprouts! I’ll have to ask. They know me there. Haha!

    February 1, 2016 at 9:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I bet they do! Get the voucher and take it in!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Suzy

    I’ve noticed that I really REALLY need to stretch more. I used to do some simple stretches each day but ever since my back injury, I have been scared to move. Now I can barely stoop down to pick my pants up off the floor! (I lobbed that one up for you)

    February 1, 2016 at 9:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are a treat ;D You know I feel you there. I would talk to a chiro or a certified yogi–I’m sure that they could help you out!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    These are so fun!!! And you even got in the cocoa 😉

    February 1, 2016 at 10:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I tell you what, it makes a huge difference!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Sara

    Allie & I could have used those donuts on Saturday morning. Donuts make everything better right? These oatmeal patties sound good!

    February 1, 2016 at 10:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We missed you! I would have brought you some…

      February 2, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    You always have great recipes. I’m loving yoga lately however last year I had to stop for about 9 months with my hamstring injury. It’s been about 2-3 full months of going to yoga class and I absolutely love it.

    February 1, 2016 at 10:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am so excited! I love that you are doing so well!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    I am adding these patties to my list. Love me some portable oattie snack-a-roos. Yay for your donuts 🙂 GIMME.

    February 1, 2016 at 10:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish donuts were as good for me as these oatmeal patties. For real.

      February 2, 2016 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Heather@hungryforbalance

    I used to eat savory oats ALL THE TIME!!! Thank you for reminding me about them! And these oatmeal patties!!! Yum!!!

    February 1, 2016 at 10:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that you try them!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Nice! You had a good weekend of eats too. MMMMMM food.

    February 1, 2016 at 11:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Girl, you know I always throw down.

      February 2, 2016 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Rachel

    It’s like you read my mind. Ever since I saw your post on IG I’ve wanted to eat it. And now I can! Yessssss.

    February 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Cora

    What a weekend! Full of being kind to yourself… and delicious eats. Stamp of approval.

    Those patties scream “I need runny eggs all over me.” So for this reason alone I am going to have to try them.

    February 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      oooooo DO IT They’d no longer be vegan, but DO IT

      February 2, 2016 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Shawna

    never had anything like this BUT i love oatmeal AND i think your recipes always sound amaze (as you well know) SO i’m a fan. you sound so motivated, waking up at 4 and doing work and watching the Open…kudos to you. i just want to SLEEP.

    February 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I wasn’t planning on waking up that early 😀 But maybe my body was just super motivated!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Dani @ Dani California Cooks

    What a fun idea! I had savory oatmeal for the first time at one of San Francisco’s most creative restaurants and it was amazing! I never thought to make it at home.

    February 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is delicious, and a great change from the norm!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:00 am
  • Reply

    Savory oatmeal? I like the concept of that very much. That’s something pretty new to me. Love it!

    And all the food of your weekend. How delicious. I’d love to spend a weekend with you guys just going to all those places and eating all those foods! 🙂

    February 2, 2016 at 3:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG we would have so much fun!

      February 2, 2016 at 9:00 am
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    You just totally made me miss donuts – LOL!!! I am a monster but I cannot be fed them! 🙁 WOMP!
    Oh well, give me the damn salmon! LOL

    February 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You need to get a salmon donut. I bet they have them abroad.

      February 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Dayummmm girl!! I’m totally diggin these savory oats. Now. toss me one!

    February 4, 2016 at 7:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ll frisbee you one over 😀

      February 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Ohhh, those patties sounds very interesting and yummy!! I will definitely have to give those a shot. Are they crispy because I’m all about the texture and I love me a good crunch 🙂

    February 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If you stovetop cook the, they will be!

      February 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I love savory oats! These look fabulous. Cheers to the cocoa add. I love a pinch of that and/or cinnamon in savory dishes.

    February 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Totally deepens the flavor!

      February 6, 2016 at 6:41 am

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