breakfast gluten-free oatmeal/granola

{It’s My Birthday!} Birthday Cake Oatmeal

August 27, 2013

Did the title give it away??? Or maybe it was the last 12 posts mentioning my birthday…sorry about that. Anyway, today I turn 24. Believe it or not I am not the type of person who gets excited about their birthday. Sure I don’t mind the presents and the love but more than anything it’s an excuse to eat good food and you can be sure I am going to take full advantage of that! Refer to yesterday’s post for proof of my epic birthday eats. Tonight I will be celebrating with some friends at The Libertine, a new restaurant in Toronto which serves some of the most indulgent food I have ever seen. I will be loving and savouring every bite.

Birthday Cake Oatmeal

But my day started like any other, with a bowl of oatmeal. Not just any oatmeal though…Birthday Cake Oatmeal! I treated myself to a little early birthday love at David’s Tea and was inspired by their Birthday Cake Tea. By the way, if you haven’t tried using tea in your oatmeal you are seriously missing out. Stop wrapping the present you are giving me for my birthday and go make some tea oatmeal right now;)

Birthday Cake Oatmeal

On an entirely different note I decided to set some goals for myself for the coming year. I am all about goal-setting and for the most part I follow through…minus the whole not bitting my nails thing. Some of them are big, others are small, some are silly and others are important. Regardless of their size or level of importance they are all things I would like to achieve by 25. By no means am I putting pressure on myself to achieve them all, but it gives me something to strive for to ensure I use this coming year to the fullest! Life is a gift and not something to take for granted. Events in recent years have put this into perspective for me. I plan to take the lessons I have been taught and make the most of this precious life I have.

Eat a little extra dessert for me today πŸ™‚

Birthday Cake Oatmeal

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 5-6 mins

Keywords: cook breakfast gluten-free dairy-free vegan oats

Ingredients (Yields: 1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup GF certified oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup David’s Tea Birthday Cake Tea (or more coconut milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (or half a ripe banana)
  • 4-6 drops of liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp sprinkles


1. Add oatmeal, tea and coconut milk to sauce pan and stir to combine.

2. Cook over medium heat for 3 mins, or until liquid starts to boil.

3. Stir for another 2-3 mins or until consistency is reached.

4. Turn off stove and stir in protein powder (or banana), vanilla extract and stevia.

5. Serve immediately.

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  • Reply
    Brittany Bendall
    September 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day! I love your list, especially drink more wine! Haha!

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    Cindy Gordon
    September 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! πŸ™‚

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    August 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Happy belated!! I also don’t particularly love celebrating my birthday- too much pressure and I hate being the center of attention. But I can’t wait to go out for dinner with a few friends and eat ridiculously decadent food πŸ™‚

    I love this list you made- would you mind terribly if I took the same idea and did a 26 things before 26 for mine in September? πŸ™‚

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    Paige Podbelsek
    August 29, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Whoo I’m a little behind! Happy birthday beautiful πŸ™‚ Oatmeal looks fantastic!

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    Cupcake Kelly
    August 29, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Happy Birthday! Definitely go to SF it is one of my favorite cities!

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    *CaNdY FiT*
    August 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Woo Hoo for birthdays!!! Happy birthday my darling! πŸ™‚

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    kumars kitchen
    August 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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      August 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm


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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      love you guys! Best comment award for sure πŸ™‚

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