Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Oats

Best. Oats. Ever.

Here are the blackberry recipes, as promised! Just look at how juicy and fresh they are! If you saw my last post (you should go check it out!) you’ll know that I snatched these blackberries the day they arrived from the farm. As soon as I bought them, I knew that they would be perfect paired with the lavender white chocolate I got from The Lavender House, a local herbal shop that grows their own lavender and uses it to make soap, candles, tea, and more. I started growing my own lavender this summer, but my scrawny little plant was only blooming enough for one or two recipes, so I bought a bundle of lavender from them in case inspiration struck, like it did with these oats. I have always thought of lavender as a flavor rather than a scent, but I think that may be a little backwards–most people I know are bewildered when they see me putting lavender in ice cream and oatmeal. If you have never tried it, you should give it a shot–it’s like combining the warm, cozy feel of porridge with a calming lavender candle! Since lavender white chocolate is pretty hard to find, I put normal white chocolate in the recipe, but if you have some, I can tell you it is delicious. The best part about oats are that you can customize them to your taste–if you’re out of white chocolate, you could even use milk or dark and I’m sure it would be amazing. Trust me on this one: these are not oats you want to miss out on! Go buy yourself some fresh blackberries and enjoy 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk, water, or a mix of both
  • 1 tsp dried lavender (add more to taste)
  • handful of blackberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 or 2 squares white chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • topping ideas: almond butter, toasted almonds, hemp seeds, honey, toasted pecans, coconut flakes, coconut butter, toasted hazelnuts, chocolate hazelnut butter

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat almond milk or water on high heat until it begins to simmer, then add oats. Stir in the lavender and half the blackberries and reduce the heat to low
  2. When the oats begin to expand, stir in vanilla and salt
  3. Once the oats reach your desired consistency, remove from the heat and top with white chocolate, other blackberries, and any other toppings you like (I did almond butter, toasted almonds, hemp seeds, and local lavender infused honey)

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