Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Decadently Different Ginger Lemon Zest Oatmeal

Ginger Oatmeal with Lemon Zest

This Ginger Oatmeal with Lemon Zest seemed decadently different. I have a lot of fresh ginger kicking around from making Cranberry Orange Tea with Ginger and the peanut sauce for the Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles. Freshly grated ginger is a bit stringy, so I used a combination of ground and fresh ginger to get the taste. The lemon zest adds a bright flavor and then topped with blueberries and juicy pomegranate seeds and your tastebuds won’t know what hit them.

Ingredients (serves 2).

  • 1/2 c steel-cut oats
  • 1/16 to 1/8 t ground ginger
  • 1 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/8 t lemon zest
  • 1/8 t finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • Agave nectar or sweetener of choice to taste
  • Fresh blueberries to top
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish (how to easily remove seeds here)


  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine oats, ginger — fresh and ground, lemon zest, chia seeds (optional) and mix well. Pour almond milk over oats.
  2. Heat the oatmeal according to package directions. I usually heat in the microwave on 50% power for 3 min. If not warm enough, stir and heat for an additional 2 min. on high power. You may need to heat longer depending on the type of oats used (steel-cut vs old-fashioned).
  3. Let cool.
  4. Top with fresh berries like blueberries and pomegranate seeds and extra fresh ginger and lemon zest if desired.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Ginger Oatmeal with Lemon Zest

Ginger Oatmeal with Lemon Zest

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