Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal with Lemon Zest | The Healthful Ideas

Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal with Lemon Zest

March 3, 2017
Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

What can I say? I love a good bowl of creamy oatmeal — in every flavor possible. I lost count of how many oatmeal recipes I’ve shared with you so far but my guess is a lot. To tell you a secret, I actually make the same flavor of oatmeal every morning which is blueberries, raspberries, acai, cacao, vanilla, cinnamon, and sometimes I also add maca, yacon, mesquite, lucuma, or even chlorella. Yep, really – chlorella, you read that right! But from time to time, I try new flavors and this one has been my favorite lately so I wanted to share it with you. I wanted to make plum poppy seed muffins with lemon zest for the longest time but in the end, I didn’t want to bother with all the testing and measurements so I just make this Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal with Lemon Zest instead and oh boy is it good. It’s the perfect flavor for this time of the year when it’s getting warmer (finally!!) and we’re almost in Spring.

If you’re looking for more oatmeal recipes, here are three of my favorites:


Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

In other news, I have a new logo!! I spent hours upon hours searching for a font for my logo because basically, I was fed up with the one I had. I wanted something new, something I would love and feel happy about and proud of. Soon I realized I like handwritten fonts the most so looked for one that would most resemble my actual handwriting. Don’t be fooled, my handwriting is nowhere this pretty but I still think I can preppy close with the style how each letter is written. I’m super excited about how it came out and I really hope you like it as well!<3 It’s by no means a professional logo and I’ll probably change it again at some point, maybe for one created by a professional, but for now it’s here and it’s prettyyyyy. I mean, just look at the picture below. it makes it look so elegant and clean. It also kind of looks old school, moody, and like an old photograph kind of? That’s what I was going for anyway with the font and editing style. Let me know what you think :)

I also have a new favicon with the letters thi (favicon is the small icon you see in your browser’s tab and when you bookmark my site) AND a new thi logo on Facebook, Pinterest, and a new header on Twitter. So exciting! It’s honestly like a breath of fresh air.

Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.comPlum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.comPlum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

5.0 from 4 reviews
Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk (or water)
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 3-4 plums, pitted and chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional, sub for maple syrup or honey if you don't have coconut sugar)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, bring the almond milk to a boil, add the oats and poppy seeds and cook until creamy for about 10 minutes, adding some water if necessary.
  2. Stir in the chia seeds if using.
  3. Add the plums, coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cook for a few more minutes to bring out the flavors and to heat it back up if the plums were frozen.
  4. Serve topped with nut butter, berries, or any other toppings you like.

Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - this oatmeal is really easy to make and it's the perfect healthy breakfast to fuel you through the day! Plums, oats, almond milk, poppy seeds, and a few spices. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

 


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66 Comments

  • Reply Kate March 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Oh, this looks absolutely delicious. And your photos are stunning! I’m definitely gonna have to try it out this week.

    x Kate
    http://www.thegoldsister.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 4, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much, Kate!<3

  • Reply Madd March 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This sounds so amazing! I need to try this! Also your photos are gorgeous! X

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  • Reply robin Rue March 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    My husband has a bowl of oatmeal every morning before he leaves for work. This one sounds super tasty and I think he’s going to love it.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Definitely! :)

  • Reply Ilka Elise March 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    What a great recipe. Had to save it for the weekend. xxx

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Ilka! :)

  • Reply Jessica Bradshaw (@loveyoumoretoo) March 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds so interesting. I want to make it! I love the idea of the flavor combos.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Yeah, its a great combo with the poppy seeds :)

  • Reply Diana Villa March 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I am trying to eat healthier, so your recipe is perfect for me as a healthy breakfast. Thanks! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Yay! I’m happy to share! :)

  • Reply The Spirited Sloth March 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Oh boy, this looks and sounds so yummy. I have a tradition with my stepdad to try different kinds of oatmeal recipes whenever I’m home for a visit. So I will definitely bookmark this and bring it home to try next time!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Thats such a cool tradition! Hope you both love this one :)

  • Reply Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary March 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    This looks delicious! I want some right now!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  • Reply Jessi Joachim March 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    This looks so delicious! Seems like it would be simple to make as well.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Yes! It’s so easy to make :)

  • Reply Mistle March 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I love eating oatmeal for breakfast. This looks so yummy!!! I will definitely have to make this soon!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Me too<3 Thanks!

  • Reply Christie Brown March 9, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Oooh! Looks delish! I always have plain old (boring) oatmeal for breakfast because I’m lazy aha, but this looks like something I could prep the night before. I’m a huge lover of plum, so I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. :)

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Yes! You can always put it together in the evening and just heat it up in the morning :)

  • Reply Sondra Barker March 9, 2017 at 2:18 am

    This looks delicious! I have never thought about putting poppy seeds in my oatmeal,but I think I am going to definitely try out this recipe now.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Me neither but I promise it’s super delicious!

  • Reply Leslie March 9, 2017 at 2:22 am

    I love oatmeal for breakfast. I can’t eat a whole lot of other things because my body isn’t awake and doesn’t want it. I am saving this as a pin though. Yum!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Yeah I usually just roll out of the bed feeling like a zombie too lol

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace March 9, 2017 at 2:33 am

    This looks delicious! I love using plum in recipes!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thanks, Lecy!

  • Reply Terri Steffes March 9, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I am a big oatmeal fan, too. I have it for dinner when it is just me. I like to cook it a less creamy and add a sunnyside up egg on it. Delicious.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Yum! I love savory oatmeal too! I love to put curry and spinach in it :)

  • Reply Jessica Hughes March 9, 2017 at 3:41 am

    I would never have thought of using this combination of flavors, but boy does it sound good! I would love to give this one a try.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Me neither but its surprisingly delicious with the plums and lemon!

  • Reply Jamie Jones March 9, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I’m always looking for new ways to change up my oatmeal. I have never thought about putting poppyseed in my oatmeal, Yum!! TI’m definitely going to try this.!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I wasn’t sure how it’d turn out but it ended up being really tasty, you gotta try it! :)

  • Reply Jess March 9, 2017 at 5:45 am

    What a great anti-inflammatory and detoxification recipe! I’m always looking for additions to my oatmeal and this is going into rotation now! YUMMY! (Great photos BTW)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Thanks so much, Jess! :)

  • Reply Rebecca March 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Veronika, your recipes always look SO delicious. I just want to dig in right now. I also love seeing all your different oatmeal recipes. I need to start incorporating more oatmeal into my morning routine!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I really appreciate you saying that<3 You really should its super tasty :)

  • Reply Cara (@StylishGeek) March 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Yummy! I always have oatmeal for breakfast, but I am getting tired of eating it plain. Thanks for sharing your Plum Poppy Seed Oatmeal with Lemon Zest! Totally love it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Cara! I love trying new flavors as much as I can – that way its never boring! :)

  • Reply Kiwi March 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Well this looks super visually appealing! The poppy seeds with the lemon zest will definitely make this meal pop out!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you!<3

  • Reply Amber Nelson March 10, 2017 at 1:48 am

    That looks super good. I would love to try that recipe. I bet my kids would even eat that!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Amber! I’m sure they’d like these :)

  • Reply Jill Conyers March 10, 2017 at 2:03 am

    I love oatmeal but I’ve never thought to try making it with plums. Brilliant!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Its super delicious, you should really try it! :)

  • Reply Mandy Carter March 10, 2017 at 3:57 am

    This not only looks amazing it sounds delicious., I love agave on oatmeal but will need to try coconut sugar soon.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks, Mandy! Yes, I love coconut sugar! Tastes like caramel :)

  • Reply Jeanine March 10, 2017 at 6:01 am

    This looks incredible. I bet it tastes just as amazing as it looks. Would love to introduce something like this to my family. Delicious!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Jeanine! You definitely should ;)

  • Reply Brittany March 10, 2017 at 6:01 am

    This looks to die for! I would love to try this out for my family over the weekend!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      I’m sure everyone would enjoy these! :)

  • Reply Heather March 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    This looks so tasty! I have two daughters, one is a very adventurous eater – but the other not so much. I’m hoping I can get both to try this!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      I think this is the kind of healthy food even kids would eat :)

  • Reply Heather March 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    We eat oatmeal just about everyday for breakfast – my kids love it with frozen blueberries and banana slices. I have never thought to put poppy seeds in! This looks delicious!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      I love putting blueberries in my oatmeal too, its so good! Adding poppy seeds adds a new interesting flavor, you should totally try it :)

  • Reply JEAN March 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    This oatmeal sounds and looks super tasty a and is definitely something I would like to like to try. The recipe seems quite straight forward, thanks for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Jean! I’m glad you like it :)

  • Reply Caitlin March 10, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    This looks (and sounds!) so delicious. I love both plum and poppy seed flavors.

    Your food photography skills are outstanding, by the way! Xx

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

      You’re too sweet, thank you! :)

  • Reply lydia March 11, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! I don’t currently have plums, but I’m definitely going to buy some and make this oatmeal. Yum!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Yay! Hope you love it! :)

  • Reply Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman March 12, 2017 at 2:39 am

    This looks like a great combination! I like the idea of adding the poppy seeds – they give such an interesting textual element. Congrats on the new logo too!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 12, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Totally, I love them! Thank you!<3

  • Reply Krystle Cook March 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This looks so good and hearty. I would never have thought of this combination on my own!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it. You should totally give this oatmeal a try, it’s so good!

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