My friend Kathy Hester has another book out next week, September 16. While I have and love all of Kathy’s books, I am particularly excited about this one, because it is all oats. OATrageous Oatmeals, to be exact. Excited because I love oats, and excited because one of my recipes is in this book! I was so very honored to have it included, it is a fun one.
Easy Oat Roti, Sausage Crumbles and Eggplant Pizza Sliders are a few of the savory dishes I cannot wait to try. On the sweets side, Kathy’s creative mind thinks up London Fog Hot Tea, Mini Raspberry Cakes, and Bourbon Oat Shortbread (those are in my oven right now – the kitchen smells so good).
This book is packed with all kinds of goodness, and if you like oatmeal and overnight oats, this book is definitely for you – Banana Pudding, Cinnamon Roll, Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cup are just a few of the many Overnight Oats recipes. If you prefer warm oats, Kathy included Hummingbird Cake Oatmeal, Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Oatmeal, and Baked Meyer Lemon Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Everything sounds so good, but that Meyer Lemon is calling my name. That’s next for me.
Being a fan of oatmeal in the morning, I chose to share Kathy’s Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats. I made this for Jason and I the day before we got married last week, and it fueled our busy day in a tasty way. I love the tart bite of lime, and the just sweet enough flavor from the blackberries. I did add the chia seeds, which was a great addition for extra protein, nutrients, and fiber.
blackberry mojito overnight oats
sweet juicy blackberries soaked in bright lime and mint flavors with the faintest aroma of rum will perk you up even on the toughest mornings. You can add a teaspoon or two of chia seeds to make this extra thick.
YIELD: one serving
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
1 cup blackberries (cut in half if large)
1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened nondairy milk
1/3 cup (31 g) rolled oats
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
zest from 1/2 lime or 1/4 teaspoon lime oil
1/2 teaspoon rum or rum extract, optional
1 tablespoon agave, to taste (or your choice of sweetener, to taste)
Add all the ingredients in a mason jar or a dish with a cover. Mix well and let sit in the fridge overnight. Stir and eat.
recipe credit Kathy Hester, from OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester – printed with permission from Page Street Publishing