Lemon Cream Pie Oats

Um, so, where did my weekend go?

I had this list. This list of important stuff. And I’m pretty sure the stuff isn’t done. Because somebody stole my weekend.

LemonCreamPieOats1 I had all of these great ideas. I was going to bake, and clean, and organize a few piles of mess, and go shopping for things I can’t afford, and plan the rest of my wedding…

Well, it didn’t really happen for me. I think I went to the gym (it’s across the street, so no excuses there), baked a few things (and had an epic fail too), went to bed at 9:00…yup, that’s about it.

LemonCreamPieOats5 I guess I just had too many elaborate plans? Yes, even just thinking about cleaning and organizing can take a few hours so I think I just overestimated my abilities.

Oh well, there’s always next weekend.

LemonCreamPieOats3 I did, however, eat these amazing oats. Let me tell you, I came back from a workout on Saturday morning (because that long journey to the building is such an epic trek) and was starving!! In the fridge, waiting for me, was a big, inviting bowl of these Lemon Cream Pie Oats.

LemonCreamPieOats4 And holy moly they are to die for! I literally could not stop saying “yummm…” and “oh dear, this is good,” and making weird noises (trust me, I’m usually very stony faced when I eat, never letting someone know if it’s to die for…because I’m just nice like that). Steve just sat and stared at me like I was a mental patient. I couldn’t help it!!

You’ll just have to make them and see for yourself…but you’ve been warned. They’re amazing.

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Lemon Cream Pie Oats
(an overnight recipe, makes 1 big breakfast serving)
½ cup old fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup water
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. granulated Stevia
1/8 tsp. almond extract
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. butter extract (optional but important for the flavor)
zest of 1 lemon

~Thoroughly cook your oats with the almond milk and water, either on the stovetop (medium heat, stirring often) or in the microwave ( ½ power, 3-5 minutes, stopping to stir so it doesn’t bubble over).
~Pour the cooked oatmeal into a medium sized bowl. Stir in the yogurt, extracts, Stevia, and lemon zest. Place in the fridge overnight.
~In the morning, fluff the oats, top with a sprinkle more of Stevia (optional) and enjoy!
Note: I don’t really enjoy lemon desserts that are warm, which is why these oats taste best when cold. Trust me, you’ll feel like you’re eating lemon bars or lemon cream pie for breakfast!

LemonCreamPieOats2 Strike up a conversation: Did you get everything done this weekend that you planned on? How does a bowl of Lemon Cream Pie Oats sound to you? It fixes all my problems (well, it can’t fix them all, but I can pretend it can).

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  1. Sarah MomRunningonEmpty says

    I adore ALL things lemon and ALL things made with almond milk so this is a sure fire hit with me. On Mondays I finish my meal prep for the week so I am excited that I stumbled into this recipe today! That means I can have it in the morning instead of waiting till next week!! Thanks :). OH and I was supposed to finish all if the laundry this weekend but instead I chose to watch a movie with my son Saturday after work and on Sunday after I got home from a work event I got deeply involved in a Wii bowling family challenge! Way better than laundry!

    • says

      Oh I can’t wait until you try it!!!
      And that sounds really similar to how my cleaning got away from me…one RedBox movie and an early bed time later…suddenly my Saturday was gone! Ha, whoops. Then Sunday, I went to a convention instead of my chores. Oh well :)

  2. says

    This looks perfect! Just what I was searching for. I realized that I have 2 lemons in my fridge, which will go bad soon, so this is the perfect use for them!!

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