This oatmeal has a kick of caffeine, lavender and surprisingly - pumpkin! The three blend together to produce a rich, creamy, filling and very delicious oatmeal. Great way to start your day!

Lavender Latte Oatmeal [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

5

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender (culinary grade)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree or 1/3 cup grated zucchini (can omit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or another sweetener)
  • pinch of salt
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Preparation

  1. Add milk and lavender to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add oats, and reduce heat to simmer. Stir occasionally.
  2. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add pumpkin puree (or zucchini), vanilla extract, coffee granules, maple or other sweetener, and salt. Stir until puree is evenly distributed.
  3. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with desired toppings: steamed milk, nuts, coconut, etc.
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