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Blackberry and Lemon Coconut Milk Oatmeal

This BLACKBERRY AND LEMON COCONUT MILK OATMEAL is a perfect summer breakfast! Requiring little time and little effort, it's big on taste and nutrition. It's vegan, gluten-free and full of delicious summery flavours. If you want, prepare it the day before, refrigerate, and reheat in the microwave. Enjoy!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Serves: 3-4 (3 if served immediately, 4 if made ahead and served re-heated with additional milk)

Difficulty: 2/10


Oatmeal – 4 servings

  • 1 cup oats (use gluten free oats for gluten free oatmeal)

  • 1 can (400 ml) coconut milk (the oatmeal will be creamier if you use full fat coconut milk)

  • 1 cup milk of choice (use plant milk for vegan oatmeal)

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar + more if needed (alternatively use maple syrup or honey) - use agave nectar or maple syrup for vegan oatmeal

  • 2 cups blackberries (I used fresh, but frozen blackberries will work as well!) + more to top the oatmeal


The Oatmeal:

1. Add oats to a pot on medium-high heat along with the coconut milk, milk of choice, lemon zest, blackberries and agave nectar. Stir to combine the ingredients.

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 15-20 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.

** The oatmeal can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.


3. If prepared in advance, when you’d like to enjoy the oatmeal, remove it from the fridge and add in extra milk (approx. 1/4 cup per serving) until it reaches the desired consistency (add more milk if you like your oatmeal thinner).

4. Heat it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Stir frequently to prevent burning (stove) or uneven distribution of heat (microwave). Taste and adjust sweetness.


5. Add the oatmeal to a bowl and top with the toppings of choice.


* Oatmeal can be made-ahead and stored in the fridge.

* If using steel-cut oats soak them overnight to reduce cooking time.

To make gluten free: Use gluten free oats.

To make dairy free: Use plant milk instead of cow's milk.

To make vegan: Use plant milk instead of cow's milk. Use agave nectar or maple syrup rather than honey.


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