Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal

I never liked ginger that much until I had it in my green juice (kale + cucumber + lemon + ginger). After experiencing it in its fresh form, I was massively disappointed when I started using ground ginger in my oatmeal and other meals at home. It just didn’t have the same effect. It wasn’t that I had “learned” to love ginger; it was that I simply preferred it fresh, not dried and ground.

Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

When I found this ginger juice at a small grocery store in Williamsburg, I knew it was what I needed. It’s like having access to fresh ginger at a moment’s notice. I don’t like buying actual ginger (or fresh herbs) because it’s always way more than I need, and I either have to frantically stuff it in everything, or watch it rot in my fridge. 🙁 This little bottle was perfect.

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Like I said before, I love lemon and ginger in my green juice. It’s such a solid combination. I’ve tried juice without those two ingredients, and I simply never like it. Naturally, I used both of them in this recipe.

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I told you I had recipes with apples coming. I wasn’t lying; they’re coming. But for now, enjoy a plum recipe. I think I like plums just slightly better than apples… They’re smaller and less acidic.

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Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 plum, diced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger juice OR 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt

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 a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Dice the plum and add to the oatmeal. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add lemon juice, ginger juice, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, fruit, etc.).
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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.

4 Responses to Plum Lemon Ginger Oatmeal

  1. Aww, such a cute cat! This oatmeal looks delicious, lemon and ginger are one of my favourite combinations!

  2. Carrie says:

    You know you can freeze herbs right? I had the same problem with them rotting away after using them for a recipe until I started freezing them (they’re really easy to chop that way too)

    I just found your blog, and I’m so glad I did–I love oatmeal and you have so many creative ways to make it–I never would have thought of a lot of these! I can’t wait to try your recipes 🙂

  3. Jay says:

    I really wanted to make this but I went to a couple grocery stores and it seems that plums are not in season. I have the Ginger People’s Minced Ginger, it’s a regular staple in my fridge. How is it different from ginger juice?

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