Another breakfast with a delicious name. I’m all about making the names of recipes appealing to kids- just like putting Dora the explorer on a box of gummy fruit snacks sells to kids, so does a tasty sounding name! Since we as parents are facing aisles loaded with these types of attractive boxes, we should be using every free card we get to make nutritious, homemade foods sound awesome!
Lemon meringue pie overnight oats. First a confession. I’m an extreme lemon pie lover. As in, growing up it was the only type of pie I would eat. As in, don’t even show me the berry or pumpkin pies, because they aren’t going to cut it.
So when I decided to try make overnight oats, lemon pie hopped right into my mind and parked its lovely self there… sweet and sour, creamy, and ready when I wake up. What could be better?
It turns out that lemon goes very well in a cold breakfast oatmeal recipe- much better than heated. Although my 4 year old loved them warmed up, so who am I to decide?
For other healthy kids’ breakfast ideas, welcome to take a peek at my breakfast section!
Meringue, meringue, meringue
Word from the wise lemon meringue pie eater: Never skip the meringue!
The meringue on this is made using greek yogurt, vanilla, and a touch of honey. It goes in a cute little swirl on top and really makes the breakfast just that much more special…
You can use quick cook or large flake oatmeal. The consistency will vary. Quick cooking give a creamier consistency, large flake a heartier, more chewy mixture. You choose 🙂
- 1½ cups oatmeal*
- 1½ cups milk (dairy or unsweetened alternative)
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt (divided)
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1½ - 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice*
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract divided)
- 1 T + 1 tsp honey (divided)
- Place oatmeal, milk, ½ cup greek yogurt, chia seeds, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 T liquid honey into a bowl and stir.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- For the meringue, mix remaining ½ cup plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 tsp honey in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve in the morning and enjoy your lemon pie breakfast!
*1½ T lemon juice is a milder flavour, where 2 T is for serious lemon lovers 🙂
From my kitchen to yours- enjoy!