Saturday, February 6, 2016

#FreshTastyValentines: Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal


#FreshTastyValentines has been way fun, and I have recipes all weekend to get everything in!  Here's a delicious idea for a quick breakfast that uses a heart-healthy product that I'd never tried before.
Hulled Hemp Seeds are packed with protein and omega -3 and -6 fatty acids.  When I opened my bag from Bob's Red Mill I thought they looked a lot like ground nuts.  The little bit I tried tasted a lot like nuts.  Yum.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with a bag of hemp seeds until I got my Janet and Greta newsletter for January.  The recipe included either chia seeds, ground flax seed or hemp seeds.  Decision made.  Then I doubled the recipe so J could have a bowl.
On a cold damp Sunday morning, this was welcome and delicious.
I present to you now from Janet and Greta Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal:

2 c milk
1 c quick-cook oats (not instant)
1 small ripe banana, mashed
2 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
4 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
6 pecan halves, chopped

1.  In a medium pan, heat milk to simmering.  Turn heat to low and add oats, banana, hemp seeds, and cinnamon.  Cook and stir until oats are cooked and reach desired consistency.  Remove from heat and divide into 2 bowls.
2.  Stir second amount of cinnamon into maple syrup.  Drizzle syrup over bowls of oatmeal, and top with yogurt and cinnamon before serving.
Adapted from Janet and Greta

This isn't the prettiest thing to make.  It's porridge.  But it will stick with you all day.
However with drizzle, yogurt and chopped nuts, it is pretty.  As well as pretty delicious!  If it gets colder, J and I will have to have this again!  Yep, still loving the Looneyspoons gals over here.

Disclosure:  I received a bag of Hulled Hemp Seeds from Bob's Red Mill for participating in #FreshTastyValentines.  I received no other compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed are 100% accurate and 100% my own.


  1. Looks like were on the same wavelength with the oatmeal and hemp seed connection. May not be photogenic, but it still looks mighty tasty!

  2. I think the oatmeal with hemp and banana sounds delicious, an apple would probably be good too.

  3. A perfect way to start the weekend.