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Best Oatmeal for Crohn's + Colitis

Meal Category
Breakfast, Lunch
Calories Per Serving
Total Recipe Time
15 minutes
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If you're looking for a tasty oatmeal recipe, look no further. You can eat this recipe when you're in a flare and when you're in remission.

Why Oatmeal?

Oats are a great source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can help slow the transit and help solidify your stool. Which basically means it could help reduce the urgency to go to the bathroom and the consistency of your stool.

Oats are also quite filling and are versatile. You can make them sweet for breakfast one day or you can make them savory or lunch or dinner the next day.

Why This Recipe?


This particular recipe is calorically dense so it'll be a filling meal. With this oatmeal recipe, half of your bowl will contain typically well-tolerated fruits and vegetables. Not only is it packed with soluble fiber it also contains vitamins, minerals and nutrients including protein which can help keep you more full for a longer time.

Here's the recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


1/4 cup gluten free oats

1/4 of a zucchini, shredded (instead of grating it, you could also add it into a food processor)

1 cup milk of choice (I like homemade oat milk)

1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt*

4 tablespoons almond flour

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 banana, sliced

Handful of fresh raspberries

Optional Toppings:

1-2 tablespoons of smooth all natural nut or seed butter

1-2 tablespoons of seed meals

*can sub out if you need to be dairy free


1. Cut the ends off both sides of the zucchini. Using a cheese grater, shred 1/4 of a zucchini (no need to remove the skin).

2. Add all ingredients except for the yogurt, banana, and raspberries into a microwavable bowl and mix until combined.

2. Microwave for about 2 minutes.

3. Add the remaining ingredients, mix, and enjoy!

More IBD Resources:

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The Flare Fighter Recipe Book

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The IBD Starter Kit

An essential self-advocacy guide for people with IBD and their caregivers. We designed this Starter Kit with you in mind, to save you time and give you the tools you need to be your own best healthcare advocate. Download the Starter Kit at the link below.

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