Oh oatmeal…the heartiest of breakfasts. One of the most healthiest breakfasts one could eat, especially for the ol’ heart. And yet, so gosh darn plain with a lot of sticky. Gluten-free oatmeal is now offered instantly with flavors. Have you tried Gluten-Free Chex Oatmeal*? They currently have three flavors: plain, apple cinnamon and maple brown sugar, all instant. Yup, you just add boiling water or throw it in the microwave. I’ve only tried the maple brown sugar and it was amazing. Perfect for camping or a quick breakfast if you’re not sure the hotel knows about gluten-free in their complimentary breakfast. (Which in my experience don’t.) I really do miss instant oatmeal.
But of course, with flavors comes extra sugar, ingredients and calories. I personally would rather use those calories for cake or pie or both. (Haha, just kidding, sort of.) I’ve always sprinkled brown sugar all over my oatmeal, okay… sprinkled might not be the right word, dumped might be more realistic of what actually went on in the morning. Brown sugar is just so yummy! But as I approach an age that I dare not admit, I’m now looking for a heart healthier topping to jazz up my oatmeal. I came across a recipe that drizzled honey over the oatmeal. Well that sounds delicious and sweet. I’ll do that, plus add some other heart healthy toppings: pistachios, walnuts and almonds.
I chopped up enough nuts to last about week and used quick oats. It’s a quick and easy breakfast with amazing flavor. I used agave and oh, the flavor was marvelous. I almost forgot I was eating breakfast. It tasted like a dessert, hence the name Quick Oatmeal Baklava. Warm sweet nutty oatmeal…I think I just had an idea for a cookie.
Tidbit | Not a fan of oatmeal, try Cream of Rice, Quinoa or Gluten-Free Grits.
*I’m not sensitive to oats and I personally didn’t have a reaction to the Gluten-Free Chex Oatmeal. I have read some reviews that people have had a reaction. Always use your best judgement. One great thing about Chex Oatmeal is that it’s relatively inexpensive to try.
- Quick Oats
- 2 tablespoons nuts, chopped (Pistachios, Walnuts and Almonds)
- 1 tablespoon Agave or Honey
- Cook quick oats per package instructions.
- Add nuts.
- Drizzle agave or honey over nuts and oatmeal.