Creamy and just a little bit sweet, this Stovetop Oatmeal is made with nut butter and jam for an easy breakfast that’s ready in minutes.
This post is sponsored by Quaker Oats.
Reminiscent of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this gluten-free* stovetop oatmeal recipe is a creamy and delicious way to help start the morning. *Look for specially marked gluten-free products.
Since May is Celiac Awareness Month, I’m answering some questions about specially marked gluten-free oats and where to find them.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I am often asked about the need for gluten-free foods. Are they healthy? Do I need them? Well, there is one group of people who need gluten-free foods for their overall health – those with celiac disease.
What is celiac disease?
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) defines celiac disease as a chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine. It starts with eating foods that contain gluten. Left unchecked, celiac disease can lead to chronic digestive problems and prevent your body from getting all the nutrients it needs.
Sticking to a gluten-free diet is essential for people with celiac disease.
Gluten is a protein naturally present in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. And these can appear in many other foods. So if you’re wondering, “Aren’t oats already gluten-free?” Yes. Even though oats are naturally gluten-free, they may have come into contact with gluten-containing grains such as wheat in the field or during processing or storage.
For those with celiac disease, I love being able to point them to specially marked packages of Quaker® Gluten Free Oats. Whether it’s Quaker® Gluten Free Old Fashioned or Quaker® Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats, these oats are made with expert milling techniques to remove stray gluten grains while maintaining the same flavor.
These specially marked gluten-free oats are made from 100% whole grain oats and are a good source of fiber. So, adding oats to your diet may help you meet your whole grain goals on the gluten-free diet.
How to find gluten free oats?
Quaker Gluten-free old fashioned oats are easy to spot on the shelf because they are specially marked and can be found in the gluten-free section of most major supermarkets. You can also buy gluten-free oats online.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipe Ideas
A bowl of oats is my go-to breakfast option. I love using nut butters for the creaminess, added protein, and good fats. Jam helps add sweetness and color to make your mornings feel good.
I like to add any fruit I need to top things up. I’m using fresh raspberries and blackberries here, but you can use whatever you like—frozen berries, bananas, or other fruit or chopped nuts or seeds.
Use your creativity. It’s a forgiving and flexible recipe, but here I’m sharing a base to get you started.
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To make this recipe gluten free, all the ingredients must be gluten free.
Quaker Gluten-free* Old Fashioned Oats (*look for specially marked gluten-free packages)
nut or seed butter
water to cook oats
Optional: salt, cinnamon, crushed nuts or seeds, fresh berries
- Double the oatmeal base for an even faster breakfast option tomorrow. When making stovetop oats, I like to make extra. The next day, it’s easy to add a splash of water or milk, cover, then reheat in the microwave. Add a fresh swirl of nut butter and jam!
- Use nut or seed butter that is loose or runny at room temperature. Look for an ingredients list that simply reads “peanuts” or “almonds, salt.”
- Try fresh seasonal berries or frozen ones. This also works if you want to skip the jam and mash up some sweet berries as a substitute.
Oats are a whole grain. The 1/2 cup oats in this recipe are a good source of fiber.
Ready to build it? Here’s the recipe!
Berry Nut Butter Swirl Oatmeal
Reminiscent of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this gluten-free* stovetop oatmeal recipe is a creamy and delicious way to help start the morning.
- cup water
- and a half cup Quaker Oats Gluten Free* Old Fashioned Oats (*see specially marked gluten-free packages)
- 2 tablespoon nut or seed butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon Jam Jamun
- Optional: salt, cinnamon, crushed nuts or seeds, fresh berries
Bring water and salt (if using) to a boil.
Add the oats to the boiling water and reduce the heat to medium. Cook stirring continuously for about 5 minutes.
Put the cooked oats in a bowl. Swirl the nut butter and then add the jam to the oats. Garnish with cinnamon, crushed nuts or seeds, or fresh berries, if desired.
Serving: 323Yes , Calories: 370kcal , Carbohydrates: 44Yes , Protein: 12Yes , thick: 19Yes , Saturated fat: 3.5Yes , Sodium: 150milligrams , Fiber: 6Yes , sugar: 13Yes