strawberry key lime

Strawberry and keylime simple syrup are the basics of this om of the day…Pretty simple, and pretty fantastic.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
4-5 strawberries
2 T key lime simple syrup

Directions: Simmer strawberries in key lime simple syrup until frothy & bubbly.  Strain syrup into oatmeal and mix well.  Top with strawberries.

Om,
Renata

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peanut butter oat blondies

The original recipe came from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

I altered the recipe to include some oats and I substituted chocolate chips for the peanuts.  See my changes in parentheses.

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used chunky)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 non-dairy milk (I used soy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1  cup all purpose flour (I used 1/2 cup AP flour + 1/2 cup oats)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3  cup peanuts (I used half a bag of chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a metal 8×8  baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, use a fork to vigorously mix  together peanut butter, oil and sugar. Stir in milk and vanilla. Stir in  flour, salt and baking powder. Once you get the flour somewhat mixed  in, it’s easier to just use your hands to knead the dough until soft. It  will be very very thick and won’t spread on its own. Transfer to baking  pan and press it into place. Sprinkle on the peanuts and lightly press  them into the top.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes , the edges should  be just barely coloring. The top will appear soft, that’s okay. Remove  from oven and cool completely before slicing.

Yields 12 Blondies

lavender poppy seed

Poppy seeds are so fun!

Ingredients:

1 C old-fashioned oats

2 T lavender simple syrup

1 T poppy-seed

Directions: Simmer poppy seeds and simple syrup in saucepan over medium heat until well heated. Add to oatmeal and eat up!

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blueberry strawberry lavender

Perfect combo…definitely try this at home.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oatmeal
4-5 strawberries, quartered
1/3 C fresh blueberries
2T lavender simple syrup

Directions:

Simmer berries and simple syrup for 3-4 minutes until the syrup is purple/red.  Drain the juice/syrup in oatmeal and mix well.  Top om of the day with the berries! Yum!

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banana blueberry

I can’t believe I haven’t tried this one before…duh! It’s so good~

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 banana
1/3 C fresh blueberries
agave to taste
butter to taste

Directions:

Mash oatmeal and banana, mix in agave and butter.  Garnish with fresh blueberries and enjoy!

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fresh blueberry and key lime syrup

Fresh blueberries sweetened with key lime simple syrup is what I tried today, and it was pretty darn tasty!  Give it a try 🙂

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old fashioned oatmeal
2T key lime simple syrup
1/3 C fresh blueberries

Directions:

Simmer blueberries in syrup until the syrup starts to change color to the beautiful purple/blue from the berries.  Mix with oatmeal and enjoy!

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ice cream sandwich

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1 so delicious coconut milk ice cream sandwich mini
2 t agave
sprinkle of salt

Directions:

Mix agave and salt with oatmeal.  Top with crumbled ice cream sandwich, you will not be disappointed.

Om,
Renata

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