But I don’t think you mind, right? How could you go wrong with oatmeal?
My Lemon Chia Seed Oatmeal is like that classic lemon poppy seed loaf that you loved… but in a healthier, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free breakfast.
I used to love that loaf and usually got it from Starbucks. I can still taste it… and even in my memory, it’s super sweet! I used to make a vegan version from a cookbook, and that once was really good, too.
So it was only natural to recreate it along with another one of my favourite things: a steaming hot, creamy bowl of oatmeal.
This oatmeal has a sweet/tart flavour, some crunch and healthy fats from the chia seeds, and will fill you up so you can power through whatever you have planned for the morning. I know I always set myself up for a really good day when I enjoy some oatmeal first thing. I can concentrate in my barre classes, get through my to do-list and am hungry around lunchtime but not crazy starving.
Let me know if you try this Lemon Chia Seed Oatmeal and if you think it compares to that good old-fashioned treat!
Do you love lemon poppy seed loaves? Have you tried a healthier version?
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small lemon quarter
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- Put the ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.
- Alternatively, cook the ingredients on the stovetop in a small pot.
- Top with more lemon zest and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.