Monday, August 19, 2013

Almond Joy Oatmeal - and a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I'm going to make this post short, but very sweet. In more than one way.

If you're looking for a different kind of breakfast, this is where it's at my friends. 

I make this oatmeal at least once a week - and I do not apologize for it either. It's simple. It's quick. It's like eating a candy bar at 8am and not feeling bad for doing so, although eating an actual candy bar for breakfast has never been seen as an issue for me. (Hello? University years?) I know you'll thank me, so indulge. (Recipe after the jump).

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1¼ cup rolled oats - I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free oats
1 cup water
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds - I use Bob's Red Mill Ground Flax Seeds
Pinch of salt
½ cup coconut, shredded and unsweetened
½ cup raw almonds, chopped coarsely
¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring milk and water to a simmer. Add in oats and allow to cook for a minute stirring. Bring liquid to a boil and stir constantly. Do this for about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed. Add coconut. Remove from heat. Add salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and flax seeds. Stir until blended. Allow flavours to meld together for about a minute. Transfer oatmeal to a bowl and top with chopped almonds and a bit more coconut. Drizzle chocolate over top. Serve hot. 

Makes about 2-4 servings. 

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12 Responses to “Almond Joy Oatmeal - and a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!”

  1. I need to get better about oatmeal-this looks like a super tasty way to do so!

    1. Trust me, you wouldn't be disappointed. It's really good! XO

  2. The photograph of your breakfast has such great composition. Sorry if that sounds weird... but I appreciate stuff like that. It's a nice snap shot - and I bet super tasty!

    1. Thank you so much for the super sweet comment! I always appreciate a nice photo as well. XO

  3. Pinning now because who doesnt love almond joys and oatmeal? ty for sharing this.

  4. What a scrumptious oatmeal that I look forward to making this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! It's becoming a staple breakfast in my house. XO

  5. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

    1. Aw, oodles of thanks Parrish - and I'll totally link up and share! XO

  6. Yum- that oatmeal sound delish! -Jess