Winter Breakfast Oats with Walnuts

Growing up in Poland we did not have much breakfast cereal choice, it was either płatki owsiane (oats) or kasza manna (semolina)… in both cases seasoned only with a bit of salt and sugar.

Cornflakes were luxury item and only sometimes my father would buy them… but when I look back in my memory they did taste like cardboard, anyway. The was no hoops, puffs, balls, squares or other nonsense back in my days.

So this is recipe for simple breakfast oats, just like my granny would make, healthy wholesome goodness, perfect for winter mornings.

In Summer months I prefer cold, overnight oats instead.

healthy oats oatmeal recipe gluten free diary free sugar free versions available


  • 1 cup of whole milk with water in 50/50 proportions or other milk of your choice (I used here almond milk)
  • ½ cup of oats
  • pinch of salt
  • sugar, honey or syrup (agave, maple etc.) – to taste
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • small handful of walnuts


  1. Cook oats your usual way, on the stove top or in microwave, if you must.
  2. Add salt, sugar, seeds and nuts.
  3. Stir and enjoy while still hot.

Serves 1.


More healthy breakfast ideas.

I’m adding this recipe the Inheritance Recipes challenge that we have just started together with Solange of Pebble Soup. This month theme is Fresh Start so please come and join us, share your inherited healthy recipes!

traditional Polish recipes passed from generation to generation

I’m submitting this also to Andrea’s from Made with Pink – Brilliant Breakfast

breakfast recipe ideas

and Recipe of the Week link-up by Emily of A Mummy Too blog.

recipe of the week hosted by A Mummy Too

Your thoughts…

  1. I haven’t had porridge for ages. Now you’ve got me really craving a nice warm bowl. I’d add almonds to mine since I’m allergic to walnuts. Thanks for linking up to Brilliant Breakfasts.

  2. Great idea! I love porridge but I have never thought of adding nuts and seeds. I will have to try this as I am trying to add more nuts and seeds to my diet. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I LOVE throwing nuts into my morning smoothies and breakfasts. They add crunch when you want them to, or creaminess when you blend them :)

  4. These oats sound lovely, I particularly like the idea of added walnuts x #brilliantbreakfasts

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