Lemon & White Chocolate Oatmeal

I. Love. Oatmeal. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been eating oatmeal pretty much every single morning for breakfast and then again a couple of hours later for lunch sometimes, too. It’s not for health reasons or anything like that – it’s simply because I really love the stuff. I love the creamy texture, the dessert-like sensation and the fact that it actually fills me up. But what I love above everything else is the versatility of oatmeal. Lemon White Chocolate Oatmeal | www.happyhealthymotivated.com On the other hand, I hate how ugly oatmeal looks in photos, but let’s focus on the positives for the time being, k? Oatmeal, milk and water is like a blank canvas on which you can create absolutely anything you want – sweet or savoury. Although I haven’t ventured down the savoury road yet, but I’m thinking traditional stuffing flavours like sage and onion. No? How about if I cooked it with bacon grease and added cheese? Yeah, I think I made it worse, too. Let’s stick to the sweet stuff and see how we get on. Since the beginning of spring, I’ve been on a total lemon and white chocolate kick. The flavours just work so well together!  If you love the lemon and white chocolate combo, too, you’ll definitely want to have a look at this recipe for Creamy Layer Lemon Pie. Best. Pie. Everrrr! Lemon White Chocolate Oatmeal | www.happyhealthymotivated.com What are your preferences when it comes to how many oats you use in your oatmeal? I chop and change pretty regularly. Normally, I use 1/2 cup of oats, but sometimes that’s just way too much and I feel like I need to have a lie down when I’m done eating. Sometimes if I’m really not that hungry I’ll only make 1/4 of a cup’s worth of oats, but currently, I’m using 1/3 of a cup. Just enough to fill me up but not enough to make me want a nap at 8am. However many oats you use is entirely up to you. This recipe makes 1/2 cup’s worth of oats, so you can easily half it for a smaller portion or double it to feed two people. Whilst I’ve suggested the amount of lemon curd and white chocolate buttons (I’m in Europe – white chocolate buttons are a lot easier to come across than chocolate chips!) feel free to add as much as you want. I won’t judge you if you’re basically eating a jar of lemon curd with a packet of chocolate buttons for breakfast. Lemon White Chocolate Oatmeal | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Lemon White Chocolate Oatmeal | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Lemon & White Chocolate Oatmeal

Servings 1 large serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon curd separated
  • 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the oats and brown sugar.
  • Pour in the water, milk, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of lemon curd and stir again.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on full heat for 2 minutes. Keep checking the bowl to make sure it's not overflowing - happens all the time to me!
  • After 2 minutes, leave the oatmeal to sit for another 2 minutes in the microwave.
  • Top with the chocolate chips and cook for a final 30 seconds on full heat.
  • Dollop the other tablespoon of lemon curd on top and enjoy your chocolatey lemony breakfast!
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Comments

  1. Julia says

    Yum! I think any dessert ingredients can liven up oatmeal! This sounds so delicious! I’ve also stirred actual pie (leftover) into mine… I have no shame. 🙂

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