Grapefruit Tahini Oatmeal

My love for oatmeal is no longer a secret. It’s my go-to and favourite breakfast of all times, and I have it pretty much every single morning. Oatmeal is amazing for its versatility- there’s so many ways you can play with it. You can read all about the health benefits of oats in my earlier Oatmeal 101 post, but here I have another meal idea for you. This recipe features one of my favourite fruits (except I love almost all fruits ahaha)- grapefruit, along with tahini. Hope you give it a try!


Now tahini. What is tahini? Tahini is a paste made out of sesame- basically like peanut or almond butter, but instead, it’s with sesame. It’s commonly used in savoury recipes, but I love pairing it with fruits as well. I find that its richness and creaminess works perfectly with a refreshing, zesty citrus like grapefruit!

You can find this in most grocery stores. Since it is an ingredient traditionally found in Middle Eastern cuisine, I recommend checking out the international food section first because you can seriously save some bucks! There, I found a tub of it for around $4, versus a tiny jar probably half its size in the health food aisle for nearly $10. O:

    Grapefruit Tahini Oatmeal

As simple as it is, this is more like a meal idea than a recipe. You can also customize it with more different toppings if you’d like.

Grapefruit Tahini Oatmeal
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • a splash of milk of choice (unsweetened almond milk used)
  • 1 medium grapefruit, prepared and halved
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • toppings of choice (hemp hearts, sliced almonds used)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add oats, reduce to medium heat, and stir.
  3. When water is absorbed, add in milk, tahini, and half of the grapefruit.
  4. Cook until desired consistency. When ready to serve, transfer to a bowl and top off with the remaining portion of grapefruit and toppings of choice.

 


<3, Rae

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