Un-boring Oatmeal

oatmeal toasted quinoa
Oatmeal Topped with Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
Toasted Quinoa, Dried Blueberries, Sunflower Seeds, Blue Agave Nectar

Would you rather eat farm fresh poached eggs and thick smoky bacon? Me too. But part of my heart-healthy regimen includes oatmeal for breakfast several times a week. And that gets boring. Quite. Boring. In looking for healthy ways to jazz it up, I put together this combination of toppings – tangy yogurt, toasty quinoa, nutty sunflower seeds, intense wild berries, and mildly sweet blue agave nectar. It was a delightful way start to the day.

oatmeal, toasted quinoa

Toasted Quinoa

Toast a couple teaspoons of uncooked quinoa in a hot dry skillet, shaking occasionally, until the quinoa is browned and has a nutty aroma, about 2 minutes. In addition to the toasty flavors, this quinoa adds a nice crunchy texture which complements the chewy little berries.

Top hot oatmeal with a scoop of non-fat Greek yogurt, dried blueberries, raw sunflower seeds, toasted quinoa, and a drizzle of blue agave nectar.

oatmeal, toasted quinoa, blueberries, sunflower seeds, agave syrup

Good morning! Bonjour! Buenas dias!

8 thoughts on “Un-boring Oatmeal”

  1. I love the thought of hearty cooked breakfasts but my tummy doesn’t agree ~ something like this suits me perfectly! Your photography and styling always delights me as much as your recipes, LL. Beautiful.

    1. Hi Sally – I’ve seen the idea of toasted quinoa around the blogs, it’s not my idea, but I tried it and sure do like the toasty flavor it brings! Thanks for your comment.

  2. You’re right! This is definitely not boring! Toasted quinoa? I’m going to be trying that this weekend! I love this dressed up oatmeal! Thank you!

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