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Best Vegan Schnitzel (made od Oatmeal)

These oatmeal schnitzels are the perfect comfort food: quick to prepare, low-cost and can easily be made gluten-free! Before you jump into the kitchen, I recommend you read this blog post carefully. The recipe is simple, but there are a few steps you need to follow.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: oatmeal, oats, schnitzel
Servings: 4 Schnitzel
Author: Carlo Cao


  • *200 g quick oats ((7 oz))
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp herb mixture rosemary sage, thyme
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 180 ml unsweetened soy milk warmed up ((6 fl oz))
  • **150 g breadcrumbs ((5 oz))
  • oil for frying


  • Mix oatmeal, garlic powder, herbs, mustard, paprika and salt in a bowl. Add the hot milk, stir and cover the bowl for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, stir well and form four equal-sized balls.
  • Put the breadcrumbs on a plate.
  • With the palm of your hand press the balls in the breadcrumbs to form 5 mm thick schnitzels.
  • Heat some vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan. When the oil is hot, add the schnitzels and fry on both sides until golden.
  • Place the schnitzels on a piece of baking paper and remove excess oil.
  • Serve with mayonnaise and vegan ketchup.


*For gluten-free schnitzels, use gluten-free oat flakes.
**For gluten-free schnitzels, use chickpea flour.