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Spa Bowl Breakfast Recipe & Quaker Giveaway

63 Comments 10 January 2016


Minted Oats, Cranberry & Mint Spa Breakfast Bowl

       Minted Oats, Pear & Cranberry Spa Breakfast Bowl

Hello 2016!!!

So you wanna start the New Year eating better?

Fresher, lighter, wholesome gluten-free foods that help you feel rejuvenated rather than weighed down?

Join me for a quick morning spa retreat!

Quaker Oats recently invited me to develop an original recipe using their new gluten-free oats.

What I’ve come up with isn’t a traditional American style, thick oatmeal recipe. I’ve reinvented oatmeal! 🙂

It’s light and hydrating, just enough to get your morning going in the right direction. Steamy goodness with a minty kick, the perfect breakfast for a cold winter morning.

Gluten-Free Oats Spa Breakfast Bowl Recipe Oats

While browsing the recipe booklet that came with my new Japanese rice cooker a few years back, I discovered a recipe for green tea rice porridge (genmai chagayu). The savory side of this dish (lentils and seaweed) didn’t appeal to me, but the concept of using tea to make breakfast intrigued me. Evidently, there are several different versions of this traditional savory green tea porridge, and they are used for cleansing after new year feasting and/or for when you feel a little worn down or sick.

Well, I love my hot cup of green tea each morning, so fresh and clean tasting. And it’s good for you too! I’m not always up for a big breakfast every morning, so my thoughts leaned towards, “What if I played around with the idea of adding things to my green tea that would make it double as my tea and my breakfast?” Hmm…

Then I started to think about the endless possibilities using other teas too.

Now I’m happy to introduce you to my new favorite breakfast!!

Quaker Spa Breakfast Bowl Ingredients


Hydrating mint tea compliments seasonal winter pears, and dried cranberries add a little chewy tangy twist here and there. Wholesome oats add some starchy substance. Lightly sweetened with honey this combination is a fresh and simple way to start your day.

One Serving

1/3 cup Quaker Gluten-Free Quick 1-Minute Oats
1/2 Bartlett pear chopped into bite size pieces
3 Tbsp dried cranberries
1 mint tea bag
Hot water
1-2 Tbsp honey to taste

Bring hot water to boil. About two cups.
Place 1/3 cup Quaker Gluten-Free Oats in cereal bowl.
Add 1/2 chopped Bartlett pear and 3 Tbsp dried cranberries.
Cut open mint tea bag and sprinkle entire contents over bowl.
Pour hot water over contents to cover. (This will not be like thick oatmeal, but a bit watery, more like tea with bits of oatmeal, etc. –  think Bubble Tea.)
Drizzle honey to taste and mix contents.
Pretend you’re at a luxury spa on vacation and savor!

As always, let me know what you think in the comments below!!!

And want more recipe ideas? Download this Quaker Gluten-Free Oat Recipe Booklet.

Quaker Spa Breakfast Bowl

This kit will feature a variety of cooking and oat-centric items, including:

– A chic tote bag, perfect for grocery shopping
– A custom “Love Oatmeal” spoon to enjoy your favorite morning meal
– An apron to wear while making oat-inspired dishes at home
– The perfect portable microwavable oatmeal bowl
– Delicious Quaker Gluten-Free Oats, including Quaker Quick 1-minute Standard
Oats (18 oz. canister) and Quaker Instant Quaker Oatmeal (single-serve pouches)
in both Original and Maple & Brown Sugar flavors
– Total giveaway value is approximately $60

Post an oatmeal related comment below and be sure to include your email address. I’ll pick a winner and announce it on the blog Thursday January 28th, 2016. Entries closed as of 12am Thursday January 28th, 2016.

*Quaker is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not
administered by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by Celiac Chicks.




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63 Comments so far

  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    I have used decaf Chai Tea and sometimes others in my oatmeal.Mint is one of my favorite things so I’ll have to try this option too. I’ve also replaced the water for oatmeal with almond or soy milk and add chia and flax to kick up the protein a bit.

  2. 2
    Laura says:

    I adore oatmeal! I like it sweet and savory, in the microwave/stove/crockpot, and with and without fruit. I want it all of the ways!!

  3. 3
    Bridget Merker says:

    Hey – who won – it was supposed to be posted on Jan 19?

  4. 4
    judy t says:

    love me some oatmeal in the morning with walnuts, yellow raisins and maple syrup. I make a big batch and heat up just enough in the lazy morning

  5. 5
    Merrilee says:

    Recently diagnosed with celiac and thrilled to find out there’s a gluten-free oatmeal. It’s my favorite breakfast.

  6. 6
    Doreen Salafia says:

    Love the idea of pears in the gf oatmeal! Will be buying the ingredients for you recipe soon.

  7. 7
    Jennifer says:

    Nothing better than a warm oatmeal cookie! Can’t wait to try these out!

  8. 8
    Brianna says:

    Nothing better than warm cinnamon oatmeal before braving the cold air in the morning!

  9. 9
    Inge says:

    winter mornings + oatmeal = perfect breakfast!

  10. 10
    Laura ari says:

    I recently began eating oatmeal. I like it with milk and I find I can sneak some calcium in.

  11. 11
    Debi says:

    Hmmm maybe not the mint. Just sounds odd. everything else sounds good in this recipe.

  12. 12
    Laurajj says:

    Oh that recipe looks so amazing! I was diagnosed with celiac disease about 10 years ago now. Oatmeal is one of my favorites…and cannot wait to try your recipe. So neat using the tea bag!

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