Acai bowls and smoothies are morning essentials when temperatures are too high to even think about turning on the oven, but now that things have cooled off, chances are you’re craving something a bit more warming. And while oatmeal sometimes gets a (totally wrong) reputation for being bland, it’s definitely not when you cook your oats in macadamia milk and top it with a homemade blueberry lemon syrup.
It sounds sort of like having dessert for breakfast, but the fruit-tastic topping is made without any sugar. Plus, the recipe is simple enough to pull together on a weekday. Who really needs an alarm anyway, when you have a sweet bowl of oats to wake up to?
This recipe comes from Marie Reginato, the blogger behind 8th and Lake, whose plant-centric recipes are as beautiful as they are tasty. Her food philosophy? Food should be fun—without the pressure of diets or labels. Word.
Keep reading for her macadamia milk porridge with blueberry lemon jam recipe.
Blueberry Lemon Syrup
2 cups frozen blueberries, rinsed under warm water
Zest of 1 small lemon
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1. On low-heat, cook the buckwheat or oats with the nut milk for about 5 to 10 minutes, until done.
2. As this is cooking, heat the blueberries and lemon on medium until it starts to bubble, about five minutes.
3. Stir in the chia seeds and let sit for about five minutes.
4. Top the warm jam onto your porridge and enjoy!
Looking for more delicious ways to start your morning? These healthy granola tarts are another tasty way to wake up. And if you’re ready to get adventurous with your bowl of oats, it might be time to add in shredded zucchini!
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