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Southwest Style Oatmeal + Giveaway

Oatmeal is such a great food. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s yummy. It’s healthy. It’s a win-win.

Quaker stepped up their game this month when they officially rolled out a gluten-free line — Quick 1-Minute Oats, Instant Oatmeal Original and Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar.

Even though I’ve always loved oats, my trip to the Quaker Gluten Free Blogger Summit last month got me thinking about oat flavor varieties in a whole new way. Newsflash, savory oats are actually amazing.

During the summit, Sam from OatMeals in New York City demonstrated some of her famous recipes for us bloggers.

After the cooking demonstration, the bloggers split into pairs, and we tried our hand at creating recipes of our own. My partner, Sharon from What the Fork Food Blog, and I created a savory dish with gluten-free oats. It had Sriracha, honey, bacon, onion powder, salt, pepper and green onions. Not to brag or anything but the other bloggers voted our dish the best, and we won the challenge! I owe most of the credit to my awesome partner.

Confident in my newfound oat recipe creating abilities, I went home and decided to try other savory oatmeal flavor combinations.

I created a Southwest Style Oatmeal flavor combination that is totally worth sharing. This is an original recipe of mine. When you make this recipe at home, be sure to look for ingredients labeled gluten-free.


Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup Quaker’s gluten-free Quick 1-Minute Oats
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1/4 diced avocado
  • Shredded monetary jack cheese (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Steps (10 minutes)

  1. Prepare oats according to package. Stir in chili powder and cumin. Set aside.
  2. Cook egg as desired. My husband liked this recipe with a poached egg. I preferred scrambled.
  3. Layer oats, egg, salsa, avocado, cheese and cilantro. Top with salt and pepper.
  4. Enjoy!


For more awesome gluten-free oat recipes, check out this Recipe Booklet Quaker put together featuring original recipes from my fellow bloggers. It got my mouth watering.

Following the summit, Quaker also agreed to provide me with a Quaker Gluten Free Recipe Inspiration Kit to give away to one of my lucky readers. Here’s what’s in the kit that you could win ($60 value):

  • A chic tote bag
  • A custom ‘Love Oatmeal” spoon
  • An apron
  • A portable microwavable oatmeal bowl
  • Quaker Gluten Free Oats – Quaker 1-minute Standard Oats, Quaker Instant Oatmeal in both Maple & Brown Sugar flavors.

To enter to win, like and comment on this post on my Facebook page. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Quaker. I was not required to write a positive feature. These are my own thoughts and experiences. 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 Gluten-Free Hungry Gal. For additional information about Quaker’s new line of gluten-free products, check out my previous blog post Quaker gluten-free oats — what you need to know!.

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