Goji Berry & Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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When added to oatmeal, goji berries impart a delightful tartness and chewy texture that pairs beautifully with the warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon and sweet apples. It’s a nutritious and delicious combination that elevates the taste and nutritional value of your morning bowl of oatmeal.

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are packed with nutrients and offer several health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. These berries are known to support immune function, promote healthy skin, and provide potential anti-aging benefits.

When shopping for goji berries, look for high-quality, organic options that are plump, vibrant, and free from any signs of moisture or mold. Dried goji berries are widely available in health food stores and online. To store them, transfer the berries to an airtight container and keep them in a cool, dark place such as your pantry. Properly stored, goji berries can retain their freshness for several months. There are numerous ways to use goji berries in your daily routine. They can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, added to trail mixes, sprinkled over salads, blended into smoothies, or incorporated into baked goods. They also pair wonderfully with oatmeal, as their tartness complements the sweetness of fruits like apples and the warm notes of cinnamon. Experiment with different recipes and discover how goji berries can enhance both the taste and nutritional value of your meals and snacks.

Goji Berry & Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 2 min Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the goji berries in a small bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 10 minutes, then drain the liquid.

  2. Combine the oats and water in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2 minutes on medium power. 

  3. Stir in the milk, cinnamon, apples, and maple syrup.
  4. Top oatmeal with a little more shredded apple and the goji berries.

Keywords: goji berry, oatmeal, apples, honeycrisp, breakfast
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Emily Weeks, RDN, LD

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