Blueberry and Salted Pecan Breakfast Grain Bowl

blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl

Cereal is about to take a backseat. Sorry, oatmeal. You're out, too. This breakfast grain bowl is everything you want for breakfast...warm and comforting, sweet and nutty, healthy and satisfying. 


blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl

Although I started making these for breakfasts, I probably now eat them for lunch most often. Each and every spoonful is a treat. 


blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl

One of my favorite things about this breakfast bowl is that I can't scarf it down mindlessly like a bowl of cereal or a carton of yogurt. This is a MEAL. It's chewy and crunchy - and substantial. And after eating it, I don't feel overly full or tired; I feel nourished. 


blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl

You can see that the bowl can be easily customized, but this is my favorite. You'll need:

  • rice (brown or white or a combo). This is a great time to use those Trader Joe's microwave rice bags or heat up leftover rice. If your tummy isn't used to eating a big bowl of whole grains, I'd start with white rice or a combination of white and brown
  • coconut sugar. I've talked about my love of coconut sugar before. It has a toasty flavor (not coconutty at all) that can't be matched. You can sub brown or muscovado sugar here.
  • sunflower butter. I use this vanilla sunflower-chia butter that I make on the regular. Of course, store-bought is fine. You can also use almond butter, but I wouldn't do peanut butter here.

  • pecans. You'll toast these in a bit of olive oil and toss with a good pinch of fine sea salt. So good.
  • blueberries. You have a bag of frozen blueberries in your freezer, don't you? Just barely defrosted in the microwave, they are the perfect texture for the bowl.
  • chia seeds. Topped off with a little chia, the bowl gets a little added crunch along with all of their incredible benefits.



So, it's a little more work than grabbing a protein bar, but I promise you can put it together when half asleep. And you'll feel so much more satisfied. 

blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl


Blueberry and Salted Pecan Breakfast Grain Bowl

olive oil
1/4 c. pecan halves
pinch fine sea salt
1 cup cooked rice (brown, white, or combination)
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 heaping tablespoon vanilla sunflower-chia butter (or store-bought sunflower or almond butter)
1/3 - 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
chia seeds

Heat oil in a skillet. Add pecans and cook, stirring, until toasted and fragrant. Toss with a pinch fine sea salt. Set aside. Heat leftover rice in microwave if needed, place in serving bowl. Stir in coconut sugar and sunflower butter. In a separate bowl, heat blueberries in microwave for 20 seconds at 30% power. Add to bowl. Sprinkle with chia seeds.

blueberry and salted pecan breakfast grain bowl

Make one this week! I promise you'll love it! 


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