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 🙂

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
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    August 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Sounds like a perfect start to your day! Here is the first of my many birthday wishes today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love you, love your blog, love being your friend. Have a wonderful day xo

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    August 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    HAPPY birthday!!!! 🙂 I hope it is full of amazing food, family and friends! 🙂

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    Run like a G!
    August 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Have a wonderful day!

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    August 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope it’s wonderful! And YES to 9, 13, 18, 21, 23 – I would like to do these, too!

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      Megan (The Lyons' Share)
      August 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Whoops, just randomly looked back at this. Not 9! I eat out way too much as is since I travel for work! I think I meant 11 … wine > out to lunch :).

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      wine for the win!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    August 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday, lovely lady! You better believe that I’ll enjoy an extra dessert for you today 😉 But, excited or not, I do hope that you have a fantastic day. Some of your goals are definitely things I could work on as well. Let’s see… 11, 13, 15, 21, and 23. Eesh. At least there’s lots of time to get things done 🙂

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    August 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Once again- Happy Birthday, Darling! Enjoy your day… heck enjoy the WEEK since it’s only right to celebrate all week =)

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    Shashi Charles
    August 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Davida!!!
    Wishing you a day – no make that a year – full of more hapiness than your heart can hold!
    What an interesting idea to put tea in oats – my curiosity is driving me insane – i gotta try this soon!
    If you can master 8, 13, and 20 please blog about your tacrics as I NEED to learn too! 🙂
    Shashi @

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      You definitely should!!! Tea plus oatmeal is a winning combo!

      My nails are my nemesis…I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

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    charlotte @ commitness to fitness
    August 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! i hope being 24 is amazing and that looks like an awesome list of things to do this year!! also i love that birthday cake oatmeal, now i wish my birthday was sooner! (i have to wait til june 🙂 ) have a fantastic day!!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      birthday cake oatmeal is likely going to happen everyday until I turn 25…I’m okay with that!

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    August 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Happy Birthday, sweet Davida! I am fortunate to meet an awesome food blogger that makes such yummy vegan & gluten-free recipes! That Birthday Cake Oatmeal looks so adorable and colorful, that represents your personality! Have a fabulous day, and wishing you loads of birthday love!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      You are too sweet Rika! I am so happy we found each other. Your blog is such an inspiration for mine!

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    Em Kathryn
    August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Happy happy happy birthday!!! Hope your day is fantastic! And birthday cake oatmeal – I will definitely be stealing that for my birthday next year! Again, have a great day!!! 🙂

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    August 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Love that you had birthday cake oatmeal! Too cute! Hope you have a great birthday!!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    August 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Whoa, now that’s some oatmeal I could get into. It looks delicious!

    I like your goals! Taming your mane made me laugh, I have always wanted to be in a book club, and I TOTALLY think you should always keep in great touch with long distance friends…LIKE ME!

    And of course, happy, happy birthday, love!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Ugh my hair is a disaster! So far so good on the LD friendship 🙂 You are actually my favourite person on earth!

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    Beth Sheridan
    August 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Birthday cake oatmeal!!!! Wow, you have made my day!!!!

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    Christina @ Pinch of Healthy
    August 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I absolutely LOVE David’s birthday tea and such a great idea to use it for oatmeal, genius! I hope you have a fab day 🙂

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    Sarah Cook
    August 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Davida!! 25, you’re just a baby. Great goals! I can relate to the sitting up straight one, slouching is a horrible habit of mine.
    This oatmeal looks like a fantastic way to celebrate!
    Have a great day! 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      I have the WORST posture. It’s actually embarrassing. Hopefully by 25 this won’t be a problem!

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    August 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I love the idea of birthday cake oatmeal. Hope you have an awesome day!

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    August 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Happy birthday! I love your bday oatmeal.. how cute!
    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster award! Check out my latest post for details! Enjoy your day : )

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    August 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Happy happy birthday!!! Looks like you are off to a great start!
    I love your 25 by 25 especially #11 & #25!!!
    I celebrate my birthday by running my age in miles.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      That is awesome! I doubt I’d make it to 25 if I tried to run 24 miles but I can just life vicariously through you!

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    Kathryn Landel
    August 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Davida! Hope it’s a great one! 🙂

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    August 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Happy Birthday 🙂 🙂 I am absolutely in love with your list mainly # 5,6,11,16, 19, and 23. Enjoy the day.

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    August 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Happy birthday girlie!!!! I hope you have a fabulous day celebrating 🙂 I love your 25 by 25 idea! I need to do some similar goal-setting soon.

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    August 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I know I already wished you a happy birthday but I can’t help but say it again…Happy Birthday beautiful!!! 🙂 I absolutely love your goals list! Makes me think I should’ve made one on my birthday…Definitely inspiring me to make a list now! Lol! Anyways love this post and am SO going to try this birthday cake oatmeal. Oatmeal is my life but Cake Oatmeal?! Genius!!
    Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    August 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! I still need to try the David’s b-day cake tea. I keep hearing so many good things about it. Birthday oats is a wonderful idea!!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      So yummy! I could probably write a whole post on my favourite David’s Teas…actually maybe I will 😉

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    Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    August 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Love the birthday cake oatmeal idea. So cute!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    August 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND I AM DOING A BIRTHDAY DANCE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!!!! Seriously, I am. It’s quite amazing actually. Perhaps I should make a birthday dance video! LOL!!!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      GiGi you kill me with your comments every time! I would pay money to see that birthday dance video!

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    August 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

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    Abegail Tudela
    August 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂 hope you have a fantastic birthday. The birthday oatmeal looks so yummy. I have to definitely try.

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    Maria H
    August 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm


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    Katie Martino
    August 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!!! That birthday oatmeal looks fantastic!

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    August 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Happy birthday!! That’s the cutest oatmeal I’ve ever seen! I hope you have a fabulous day 🙂

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    August 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Happy birthday buddy! Hope those sprinkles made all the difference in the world! 😉 ONE harry potter movie by 25 yet all james bond movies? Fail whale.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Bahahaha total fail right? He who shall not be named scares the sh*t out of me! Bond I can handle..

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    Suzanne Poldon
    August 28, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Happy Birthday! That oatmeal looks fab; I love David’s Tea!

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    August 28, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day! Your 25 by 25 list is great!! 🙂

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    August 28, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Hello my fellow virgo (my bday was yesterday)…wishing you a happy Bday! I love David’s tea. I have the red velvet tea here which could work perfectly. PS I can’t believe I didn’t add sprinkles to my breakfast yesterday!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Happy belated birthday! We virgos are a neurotic bunch but I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    August 28, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Happy Birthday Davida!! I love how you set goals on your birthday. I like making a list of goals at the beginning of a new year, but haven’t done so on my birthday yet — great idea!

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    August 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Sorry I didn’t make it over to say it yesterday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂 XO

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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 🙂

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

    Woo Hoo for birthdays!!! Happy birthday my darling! 🙂

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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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    Paige Podbelsek
    August 29, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Whoo I’m a little behind! Happy birthday beautiful 🙂 Oatmeal looks fantastic!

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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 🙂

    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? 🙂

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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! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

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    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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