Two different ways to prepare this oatmeal: the faster, stovetop version, and the slower yet more authentic baked version. Oddly enough, I can’t decide which I like better. The stovetop version has better flavor, but the baked version has a more bread-like texture that I appreciate. You decide which way you prefer!

Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

25

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Ingredients

For the Stove-Top Version

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • the juice of one lemon (2-3 tablespoon), or 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • pinch of salt

For the Baked Version

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • juice of one lemon (~3 tbsp) or 1 tsp lemon extract
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Preparation

For the Stove-Top Version

  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Mash up the banana very thoroughly and add to the oatmeal. Trust me, you don't want to stumble upon a chunk of banana in this bowl of porridge. Stir.
  3. Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add a pinch of salt, poppy seeds, and lemon juice. Stir.
  4. If you'd like to add any additional ingredients (coconut oil, raisins, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and any additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

For the Baked Version

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly spray a single-serve ramekin.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt.
  3. In another bowl, thoroughly mash the banana. Then, add milk of choice and lemon juice. Stir.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekin and bake for about 25 minutes.
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