Healthy Winter Breakfast: Goji Groatmeal

Although spring is just around the corner, the mornings are still cold! What better way to warm up than with some delicious oatmeal? Our Registered Dietician, Adrienne Raimo, shares a new take on oatmeal from her blog that will be a warm and yummy way to start your day!

*From Adrienne Raimo’s Blog, OneBiteWellness. 

“For National Hot Tea & Oatmeal Month, we’re sharing the Great Goji Groatmeal breakfast recipe.

What is an oat groat? It’s the whole grain form of oatmeal, before it is steel-cut, rolled, or pulverized into an instant oatmeal package. These oat groats are chewy and take some time to cook, which is why we called upon our trusty slow cooker to work the overnight shift.


  • 2 cups oat groats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (and/or flax seeds)
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 cups water (we used hot green tea)
  • 3 cups of non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, cored and blended
  • 1/8 cup of goji berries (or substitute with raisins)
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs (optional)


Use a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Put oat groats, chia, shredded coconut, water, non-dairy milk, coconut oil, and goji berries (and cacao nibs if desired) inside. Blend cored apple and add to slow cooker. Stir all ingredients and cover, cooking on low for about 8 hours (automatic slow cookers should then switch over to ‘warm’ setting). Stir and serve with additional fruit (i.e. berries), nuts, seeds, or sweetener on top and enjoy a warm belly of food to start your day!”

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