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I am definitely not one of those people who can skip breakfast! I need a wholesome breakfast in the mornings to get me through the day. And when it comes to delicious, satisfying breakfasts, nothing compares to a nice, hearty bowl of Quaker® Oats! It’s one of my favorite go-to breakfast options! Today, I am sharing with you the recipe for an Exotic Oatmeal Breakfast. This is a truly delicious flavor profile, featuring many of the flavors popular in Middle Eastern desserts, such as rose water, pistachios, dates & honey.
Exotic Oatmeal Breakfast
Have you guys heard about the “Bring Your Best Bowl” promotion?! It’s a really cool competition and it’s so simple to enter! Just purchase select Quaker® Instant Oats (Maple Brown Sugar and Original Flavors) or Quaker® Standard Oatmeal (Old Fashioned and Quick One Minute) from Target. You can find all your recipe ingredients (recipes should have between 2 and 5 ingredients) from the aisle end-cap at Target. Visit the sweepstakes site here to enter and create your new oatmeal flavor. If selected as the winner, you could even win $250,000! And the top oatmeal flavors will be created and sold in stores during the Fall of 2016! How cool is that?! The contest started in January 2016 and ends on March 12, 2016, so be sure to head on over today to enter!
My recipe for the “Bring Your Best Bowl” promotion was inspired by many visits as a young child with my parents to Middle Eastern restaurants! There were several restaurants that come to mind, but the food was always the same (and so, so delicious). We usually enjoyed some hummus as our appetizer. As main courses, I remember so many delicious falafels, shish kabobs, chicken shawarmas, and so much more! And then the desserts… oh, the desserts were divine! Some of my favorite desserts of all time involved many of the ingredients that I incorporated in my Exotic Oatmeal: chopped pistachios, chopped dates, honey and some rose water. In case you’ve never heard of it, rose water is a water made by steeping rose petals and is used to flavor desserts! When using rose water for desserts, please remember that a little goes a long way. Don’t add too much or it will overpower your dish!
Here’s my recipe for Exotic Breakfast Oatmeal!
- 1/2 cup Quaker® Standard Oatmeal Old Fashioned
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 2 tbsp. chopped pistachios
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. rose water
- 1. Boil water.
- 2. Add the Quaker® Standard Oatmeal to the water. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Add about half of the remaining ingredients to the oatmeal in the pot. Stir together.
- 4. Place the cooked oatmeal in a bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Serve warm.
I found pretty much all of my oatmeal toppings at Target!
I love that this oatmeal can be made in the microwave or on the stove top. It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare this delicious breakfast.
I like to take about half of each of my toppings and add them to my oatmeal while it’s still in the pot on the stove. This incorporates all the toppings nicely and also warms them up!
Then, I add the cooked oatmeal to a bowl and top it with the remaining ingredients!
This was such an easy, delicious breakfast to make! And it totally reminds me of all those delicious desserts I’ve enjoyed at various Middle Eastern restaurants!
Each bite bursts with so many delicious flavors! I love the crunch of the pistachios, the fragrance of the rose water, the chewiness of the dates and the sweetness of the honey!
I hope you all try this recipe for an Exotic Oatmeal Breakfast! Don’t forget to enter the National “Bring Your Best Bowl” Sweepstakes here for a chance to win $250,000! Check out all the rules here! Look for Quaker® Oats and all the toppings you’ll need at your local Target store!
Now, learn more about the “Bring Your Best Bowl” promotion and tell me: How do you top your oatmeal? Are you going to enter the sweepstakes?