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.
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.
Good morning! Bonjour! Buenas dias!
8 thoughts on “Un-boring Oatmeal”
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.
It does sound like a tasty way to start the morning Lori Lynn.
Very nice idea the toasted quinoa, never considered preparing it this way, will keep this in mind for sure…
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.
You had me at first sight! I am nuts for sunflower seeds! … that was a bit punny now that I re-read that 🙂
Such a great way to liven up a simple breakfast, Lori Lynn!
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!