Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Quaker Oats and National Dairy Council. I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
As big fans of no-bake snacks and muesli (especially my Cereal Swag) we eat a ton of raw oatmeal for breakfast in my house. And on most days, Norah can’t get enough Greek yogurt into her belly. That being said, I thought this oatmeal breakfast bowl was the perfect way to use these two ingredients to create something creamy, decadent and dessert-like, without all the added sugar and fat.
This oatmeal breakfast bowl with chia is perfect for breakfast and really hits the spot. Why is this the most perfect breakfast? For one, it’s creamy and decadent while still being healthy. It’s got lots of fiber to keep you full, lean protein to keep you satisfied, and a little healthy plant fat for delicious texture. And don’t forget the minerals…this breakfast bowl is a great source of potassium, phosphorus, manganese and calcium.
It’s also very versatile. You can use any fruit you have on hand, you can mix up the yogurt flavor, or you can use different types of nut butter. It’s super easy to make, too. First I blended a spoonful of almond butter with some water and vanilla extract (plus a few dates for some sweetness). Then I added the raw oatmeal and chia seed. I love the thickening power of chia and it was perfect to give the oatmeal some bulk. While the oatmeal mixture was setting up I stirred some cherry juice into plain Greek yogurt. You could use any type of yogurt you want here, I just like the tang of plain.
I served my oatmeal breakfast bowl layered in the these cute glasses I got from the Home Goods store, but you can totally use a bowl. Don’t forget to top it off with tons of cherries! So delicious and perfect after a workout. I hope you’ll try it.
Chia and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with Cherries
- 1/2-3/4 cup raw oats
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp chia seed
- 3 dates pitted
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened cherries thawed
- few drops stevia optional
Blend the almond butter, water, dates and vanilla extract in a blender. Then add oats and chia seed and blend again until well combined. Place the Greek yogurt in a small bowl and stir in some of the cherry juice from the thawed cherries. You can sweeten this up with some stevia or honey at this point, if you'd like. Layer the yogurt and the oatmeal mixture in a bowl and top with cherries.