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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

    I love using tea with oatmeal! I usually brew green tea ahead of time and replace the water in the oatmeal recipe with it. YUM!

      Cass says:

      I got burned with General Mills Cheerios. As in getting very sick. I’m back to hating breakfast, but you have a good idea here. Thanks

  2. 2
    Aileen says:

    I do not eat in the mornings but eat breakfast at noon and in the evening. I have missed the warmth of oatmeal and look forward to trying this recipe soon! Thank you Kelly!

    P.S. glad you are “back”

  3. 3
    Renee says:

    I am a brand newly diagnosed Celiac and LOVE oatmeal! Can’t wait to try this!

  4. 4
    D Louise says:

    Wow that sounds yummy. Never thought of putting pears in breakfast cereal.

  5. 5
    David says:

    I used to hate oatmeal as a kid, but I eat it regularly now, especially when it is cold outside. If given the choice between warm oatmeal or cold cereal, it is an easy decision.

  6. 6
    Kelly D says:

    I like oatmeal for breakfast, it always fills me up.

  7. 7
    Lynne Marie says:

    When I was a child you couldn’t get me to eat oatmeal (I called it wallpaper paste, because it reminded me of that). But now that I’m a 52 yr. old adult who’s trying to eat healthier I’m eating it often and liking it.

  8. 8
    Alexis L says:

    I still to smoothies or yogurt in the summer, but in the winter, the best breakfast is a warm, filling bowl of oatmeal. Yay for more gluten free options 🙂

  9. 9
    Denise M says:

    I honestly have never had oatmeal before because the gluten free kind is expensive and I was not brought up on it

  10. 10
    Cheryl says:

    Oatmeal warms my soul and fills my tummy with healthy nutrition.

  11. 11
    Holly says:

    Oatmeal is one of my favorite winter breakfasts, but I’m not super creative with it. Dying to try try your recipe, it would never have occurred to me to add mint to to my oatmeal!

  12. 12
    Steph says:

    I’ve been grinding my own four out of oatmeal

  13. 13
    Dandi D says:

    Chocolate oatmeal is my favorite breakfast ever, and it might be my favorite food ever.

  14. 14
    jennifer marrero says:

    I love a nice hot bowl of apple and peach oatmeal on cold mornings like today! Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. 15
    Dana Matthews says:

    We love oatmeal. As colder weather comes, we have it several mornings a week. Each person has their own way they like it. A little milk here and a little sugar there….fruit or cinnamon…everyone has their own ways to eat it.

  16. 16
    ashley kirchner says:

    I love oatmeal in the morning with fruit and so does my daughter!

  17. 17
    Lia says:

    I have avoided oats for years as the alternatives are costly. Oatmeal is such a useful whole grain!

  18. 18
    Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I am so excited that they offer a gluten free version. I love oatmeal for breakfast. It is satisfying and fulfilling.

  19. 19
    Stephanie says:

    I usually love oatmeal in the morning with some brown sugar and i like mine with a bit of milk as well

  20. 20
    chickie brewer says:

    I grew up with oat meal for breakfast and I did with my children as well… I don’t eat oatmeal that much in the mornings.. Although I love to add it in my muffins, apple crisps, cookies and meatloaf!

  21. 21
    kate says:

    We love oatmeal! We love it for breakfast and substitutes in our food.

  22. 22
    Catherine B says:

    Can’t Believe Quaker now has gf oats!! I have recently just gotten back into oatmeal and would love to have this great stuff!!!! I have had celiac for 5 years now and still struggling with breakfast foods.. these would make it so much easier. the Maple and Brown Sugar used to be my favorite:( I love your blog so much it is great!

  23. 23

    What an amazing recipe! So inventive! I can’t wait to try it!

  24. 24
    Susan Christy says:

    Oatmeal – my favorite breakfast! It’s also a part of one of the best things ever created – no bake cookies.

  25. 25
    Caitlin says:

    I love oatmeal! I am so excited more companies are working to make their products gluten free! I’ll definitely try this recipe!

  26. 26
    Robyn L says:

    I only eat oatmeal in the wintertime. A hot bowl in the morning is a wonderful way to start my morning. Then in warmer months, I make oatmeal cookies, lol!!

  27. 27
    Laura says:

    Love oatmeal and eat it almost every morning!!

  28. 28
    Ashley says:

    My favorite kind of cookies are oatmeal raisin, I would love to make some with these oats.

  29. 29
    Lara says:

    A delicious sounding oaty breakfast,
    To see me through till lunch – at last!!
    With all the goodness of fruit and mint in one bowl –
    I can’t wait to try this, to fill that morning hole!

    Thanks for the recipe tips, really inspiring!

  30. 30
    Bridget Merker says:

    I love oatmeal! I just bought some today as the weather is very cold and calling for snow the end of this week.

  31. 31
    jmahurin40 says:

    My hubby makes and eats a bowl of oatmeal daily for breakfast:)

  32. 32
    Cecily says:

    I love pumpkin purée and pie spice in my oatmeal!

  33. 33
    Beth Holland says:

    Love the recipe can’t wait to try it- I love oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon and blueberries

  34. 34
    Marieann says:

    I love eating Hot oatmeal on cold mornings or late night snack in Maple and Brown sugar. i am so happy to see Gluten Free oats so now I know 100% for sure it is safe.

  35. 35
    Ali says:

    Used to love oatmeal but just haven’t found one that I like since going gluten free 3 years ago. I used to love it for dinner with s little bit of peanut butter and berries 🙂

  36. 36
    Gina says:

    I just bought 4 pears. How perfectly random and perfect for a freezing weekend oatmeal breakfast!

  37. 37
    Susan says:

    Oatmeal is one of our go to hot breakfast foods. It is especially great when you have an upset stomach.

  38. 38
    Christy Legault says:

    I love oatmeal with brown sugar and nuts. I have Celiacs disease and I do eat the regular Quaker at times and haven’t been affected by it. Can’t wait to try the gf! Thanks

  39. 39
    Michele says:

    Cannot wait to try this recipe this weekend…sounds like a perfect breakfast to me! Every morning I make a cup of tea and a cup of oatmeal. Sometimes I don’t put enough hot water into the oatmeal and will pour the tea into the oatmeal. I have always enjoyed that but never thought to do it on purpose. That’s why we need you Kelly! Welcome home 🙂

  40. 40
    Kerri says:

    I love mixing a spoonful of peanut butter into my oatmeal!

  41. 41
    Michielle H. says:

    Your recipe sounds deelish! Can’t wait to try it and Quaker Oats. I love sautéing apples with a bit of honey and Chinese 5 spice to go in my oatmeal. Adds a unique sweet & savory flavor.

  42. 42
    S. Harris says:

    I love making baked oatmeal with chocolate chips and serving it warm with milk poured over. It tastes like a warm chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, YUM!

  43. 43
    LeighAnn says:

    I love making gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies!

  44. 44
    Tamara says:

    So thrilled,,,never thought I would get to see “Mr Quaker Oats” on my breakfast table again!!

  45. 45
    Athena says:

    I will have to try this first thing in the morning sounds good. Can not wait am tempted to go make some now but it is bed time.

  46. 46
    Athena says:

    Am wondering now if Fresh cranberry’s instead of the dried would be good with the tea and oatmeal.

  47. 47
    Diane DellaMonica says:

    Love oatmeal with a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter (or almond, etc) mixed in. Adds more protein and makes it creamy and delicious.

  48. 48
    Marie aromando says:

    Happy that Quaker is providing gluten free oats

  49. 49
    Sar says:

    Quaker, my old friend. I always knew we would meet again. Now I can enjoy the chocolate no-bake cookies my mom used to make again. They haven’t been the same without you.

  50. 50
    Kelly says:

    I can’t wait to be able to include the wholesomeness of oats back into my cooking

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