Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal + Product Review: BetterOats

It has been a while since I put out a lemon recipe. Then I saw this recipe for Lemon Rosemary Shortbread cookies, and considering my recent love for rosemary, I knew this needed to happen.

Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist #betteroats

Lemon pairs well with almost any herb. I’ve already paired it with thyme, but rosemary is my jam right now. This recipe uses the hidden banana trick, and it was adapted closely from my Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal, so if you’re (inexplicably) not into rosemary, you can always just make it sans herb.

Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist #vegan #betteroats

On Monday, I showed you my Gingerbread Persimmon Oatmeal made using BetterOats instant multigrain hot cereal. As promised, today I am showing you what I made using their instant steel-cut oat packets! If you’re at all familiar with my recipes, you won’t be surprised that this one was my favorite. I’m a sucker for quick cooking steel-cut oats. The texture is so smooth and creamy! It beats the old-fashioned flakes by a mile, if you ask me.

Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal #oatmealartist #betteroats

I used the “classic” flavor (oats and flax), but FYI, they do have flavors available. They also offer full containers of a variety of oats. Containers are more cost-efficient, but like I said on Monday, I love slipping packets of oats in my suitcases when I travel. It makes a great back-up breakfast for those “just in case” situations (aka when your hotel doesn’t offer anything vegan at the continental breakfast).

Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal #oatmealartist #vegan #betteroats

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Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/4 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Mash the banana thoroughly and stir into oatmeal.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add lemon juice/extract and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in rosemary and half of blueberries.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, remaining blueberries, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

Just an FYI:

*Or 1/4 cup any quick-cook steel-cut oatmeal

Adapted from my Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal.


Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist #betteroats

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Lemon Berry Rosemary Oatmeal + Product Review: BetterOats

  1. Cassie says:

    Lovely review and great recipe! I looked on their website and while they only have three flavors, I’m glad they have a protein variety and some delicious sounding flavors–apple and cinnamon, maple brown sugar 🙂
    Lemons and rosemary go together like a dream! Never would’ve thought of putting them in oatmeal!

  2. Sandra Florie says:

    Sorry for the random postings under a new name and email address, for some strange reason my prior email and name, Sandra. We’re not appearing. I have been reading all of your post on the daily and I love how you inspire your readers to experiment with different flavors and brands! Rock on!!

  3. Annelise says:

    I used this recipe idea and added a scoop of Trutein Lemon Meringue protein. It was SO GOOD! Thanks for the yummy and innovative recipe!!

  4. Annelise says:

    So I know I commented yesterday, but I baked this recipe today and topped with blueberries after and it tasted like a lemon cookie! IT WAS SO GOOD. you’re a genius.

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