Breakfast Grain Bowl with Mixed Nuts

  • Yield: 2 servings


This breakfast has lots of variations.  The grains you use are totally up to your taste preference, and the more you use, the greater the nutrient content, flavor and texture.  You can cook a week’s worth ahead of time, and store sealed in the refrigerator, so all you have to do is add the accompaniments.  If you want gluten free, go for quinoa, millet, whole oats or even grits for a Southern twist!  Other great grains are farro, barley, and rye.  All have different cooking times, so be sure to read the package before cooking. 


Sweet Version

  • 1 cup cooked grains of choice
  • ¼ cup apple or orange juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup fruit of choice, such as berries, peaches, apple or pear
  • ½ cup chopped mixed tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and/or walnuts)


  1. Toss the grains with the juice in a bowl. Spoon over yogurt and berries and scatter with nuts. If making a savory version, omit juice and spoon toppings over cooked grains.

Savory Version

  • 1 cup cooked grains of choice
  • Topping suggestions: Sautéed spinach, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, avocado, bacon, poached egg and/or fresh herbs
  • Toasted nuts

nutrition facts

Based on 2 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories370
  • Total Fat20g
  • Saturated Fat2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat2g
  • Sodium20mg
  • Carbohydrate39g
  • Dietary Fiber6g
  • Protein14g
  • Iron2mg
  • Potassium484mg