Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal

Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Looking for new oatmeal toppings? This Baklava Oatmeal is so darn good it needs its own hashtag! How about #baklavaoatmeal or #bestbreakfastever?

Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Ahhhh weekday mornings, the stuff that dreams are made of. If by dreams, you mean nightmares! Mornings are frantic at our house to say the least and although I am a little ashamed to admit it, we tend to grab and go when it comes to breakfast.

The fruit bandit will usually settle for a banana while our teenager prepares her own breakfast; honestly I shudder to think what that might be. Todd and I, well, we rarely eat unless there are breakfast bars in the house. My head is officially hanging in shame over here, but now you know our truth! It isn’t pretty – it just is what it is.

My issue lies in the fact that unless it takes less than 15 minutes I just don’t have time. In between packing lunches, dressing fidgety preschoolers and debating about the length of my daughters shorts there just isn’t room for much else unless I give up brushing my teeth before I wander out into the world. #nevergonnahappen

I was beyond hope with our weekday breakfast routine until I met the great folks at Quaker last month and learned about their new gluten free products. Quaker’s Gluten Free Oats deliver the same great taste and texture of traditional Quaker Oats that consumers know and love and come in three varieties: Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats (18 oz. canister) and Quaker Instant Oatmeal (single-serve pouches) in both Original and Maple & Brown Sugar flavors.

Out of all of our favorite oatmeal toppings, this Baklava Oatmeal takes the cake!

So, for the past few weeks over Christmas break I spent time whipping up quick oat inspired breakfasts to see if I could come up with a few family favorite oatmeal breakfasts for our crazy hectic weekday mornings. During my testing these Baklava Oatmeal toppings, it received a household rating of 8 thumbs up which honestly doesn’t happen very often – 8 thumbs up!!!!! #momswinning

 Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Speaking of winning, the kind folks at Quaker and I want you to get in on the gluten free oat fun too so we are giving away (1) Quaker® Gluten Free Recipe Inspiration Kit! Entering is easy, simply leave a comment below telling us what toppings you would used in your gluten free oatmeal and we will select one (1) U.S.-based winner at random on January 20, 2016.

  • A chic tote bag, perfect for grocery shopping
  • A custom ‘Love Oatmeal’ spoon to enjoy your favorite morning meal
  • An apron to wear while making oat-inspired dishes at home
  • The perfect portable microwavable oatmeal bowl
  • Delicious Quaker Gluten Free Oats, including Quaker Quick 1-minute Standard Oats (18 oz. canister) and Quaker Instant Quaker Oatmeal (single-serve pouches) in both Original and Maple & Brown Sugar flavors
  • Total giveaway value is approximately $60

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 Beard & Bonnet.

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If you’ve tried this Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal Recipe, I would be so grateful if you would rate it. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I just love hearing from you, and your reviews and comments really help others that visit This Mess is Ours!


Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal

Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think about this Gluten Free Baklava Oatmeal in the comments below. I just love hearing from you. Your reviews/comments really help other people that visit This Mess is Ours!

  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


For the baklava topping

  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted pistachio pieces
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted pecan pieces
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

For the oats

  • 1 ¾ cup or (1) 13.5 ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Quaker Quick 1-Minute Gluten Free Oats


  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the pistachios, pecans, walnuts, and coconut. Stir to combine. In a separate small dish whisk together the butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, cloves and salt. Pour the wet ingredients over the nut mixture and stir to coat. Set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut milk, honey and salt over medium-high heat until boiling. Stir in the Quaker Gluten Free Oats and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. The oatmeal may seem thin at this point, but it will thicken as it cools.
  3. Divide the oatmeal between two serving bowls then divide the baklava topping between the bowls. Serve immediately.


Make ahead tip!

You can roast the nuts ahead of time and combine them with the shredded coconut. Keep this mixture stored in an airtight container. When ready to prepare the oats all you will need to do is add the wet topping ingredients. This should shave a few minutes of your prep time for those busy weekday mornings!

This recipe is an original creation of Beard and Bonnet. When you make this recipe at home, be sure to look for ingredients labeled gluten free.

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What are the health benefits of oats?

Oats are a gluten free grain that is packed with protein and fiber. The numerous amount of vitamins and minerals in oats makes them a great alternative to other grains. Among others, magnesium, iron, zinc, and Vitamin B are highly concentrated in oats. All of these positive nutrients help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, promote gut health, and reduce constipation.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Brianna January 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love adding maple syrup and chunky peanut butter to my oatmeal!

    This looks absolutely divine!

  2. Vic Acevedo January 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I enjoy a spic, sweet and crunchy topping on my oatmeal. In a small bow, I mix shredded coconut, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, sriracha sauce and maple syrup and top my oatmeal with it. Yum!!!

  3. Mary Aggarwal January 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I enjoy eating oatmeal with coconut sugar to taste, 2-3 tbsp. of hemp hearts, sliced apples and a handful of raw pecans. Yummy!!,

  4. Leigh Anne Borders January 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    We love oatmeal and knowing they have a gluten free version is great! I enjoy my oatmeal with a little brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.

  5. Sophie Walsh January 14, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I looked for a long time similar recipe. But I never stand. Than you Meg. That is very nice post for me 🙂

  6. Holly Ellerton January 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    What a great recipe and giveaway! I love my oatmeal topped with peanut butter, cocoa and a banana!
    Thank you for the recipe and chance to win the new oats!

  7. Lisa P in CA January 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I always top oatmeal with blueberries!

  8. Gabrielle January 12, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Yum! Oatmeal is always a go-to in our house for crazy mornings with two working parents and an almost toddler, who I’m still nursing (oatmeal is the best friend to the nursing mama!). We like our with diced apples and cinnamon; cranberries and white chocolate chips; freshly roasted pumpkin and nutmeg; or blueberries and cream.

  9. Dandi D January 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I love to make chocolate oatmeal with a dollop of peanut butter on top.

  10. Jennie January 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter…yum!

  11. Karen Rorvik January 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Recently being diagnosed with Grave’s Disease, changing up my diet to Gluten Free products, took away the great breakfast of oatmeal. Now that I know there is Gluten Free Quaker oats, I’ll top mine with a smile made out of blueberries!

  12. Jennifer January 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love topping my oatmeal bowls with almond butter, pear slices, and bee pollen.

  13. grace January 11, 2016 at 6:41 am

    i love all things baklava, so this sounds AMAZING! i like my oats with cinnamon, brown sugar, and toasted pecans. 🙂

  14. Angie January 11, 2016 at 4:04 am

    My daughter is finicky. She likes her oats with a little brown sugar & lots of cinnamon. 🙂 Thats it 🙂

  15. Jeffrey January 10, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I would top my gluten free oatmeal with diced apple, roasted pecans, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, pure maple syrup and a drizzle of honey.

  16. Priscilla January 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I am gluten intolerant since near-death following reactions to an antibiotic. Also, dairy intolerant, and refined sugar causes systemic fungal infections. I am more than grateful for delicious and nutritious meals that help me heal from my pharmaceutical disaster.

    1. Priscilla January 10, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      I rate this recipe a big 5!

  17. Theresa Graham January 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I love eating oatmeal for breakfast. Its my favorite thing to have in the morning. I like to add cinnamon and dried apples or dried strawberries or raisins. So happy to hear that Quaker Oats now offers a GF oatmeal. Cant wait to try it! 🙂

  18. Deb January 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I’d top my gluten free oatmeal with dried cherries, cinnamon, and a touch of brown sugar.

  19. Theresa Graham January 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I simply love eating oatmeal for breakfast. I like to add a bit of cinnamon and dried apples or dried strawberries or raisins for that little touch of sweetness. I had no idea that Quaker Oats now offers a GF oatmeal. Yippee…cant wait to try it!
    Thanks 🙂

  20. David January 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    We always have applesauce on hand in our fridge, so I always throw applesauce and some cinnamon on my oatmeal. The warm applesauce mixed with the warm oatmeal really heats you up on a cold morning.

  21. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} January 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Such a clever (and delicious!) idea! Weekday mornings are a nightmare in our home too… and I only have a 1 year old!! Ahhhh just a couple more decades and I can casually sip coffee and read the paper!

  22. Casey the College Celiac January 9, 2016 at 11:21 am

    My favorite oatmeal toppings are always berries, sliced banana, homemade granola, nut butters and a little blackstrap molasses! Delicious!


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