Raspberry Oatmeal Parfait

Raspberry "Cheesecake" Oatmeal Parfait with Walnuts and HoneyI cannot think of a more boring meal than plain, old oatmeal.  Called mush, porridge, hot cereal, none of those names spark the least bit of excitement.  However, if you mention the word “parfait,” my ears perk up.  If you add something about cheesecake or nuts or fruit, I am all over it.  Combine all of those terms and I am ready to bang on the table with a spoon and yell, “Gimme, gimme, gimme!”Raspberry "Cheesecake" Oatmeal Parfait with Walnuts and HoneyFebruary is traditionally heart health month.  It’s a little play on Valentine’s and the brouhaha associated with the holiday, but the subject is much more serious.  Cardiovascular disease and its associated problems is the number one killer of women and men in the United States.  It seems that eating a healthy breakfast with foods that promote good heart  health would be at the top of all of our lists.  Raspberries, oatmeal and walnuts all fall into that category.    Combine them, and you have a pretty potent, not to mention delicious and fairly frugal heart-health promoting meal.  I also used Greek cream cheese, which is a combination of Greek yogurt and cream cheese that has one-third the fat of regular cream cheese.

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Raspberry Oatmeal Parfait
  • ½ cup oatmeal (or gluten free oatmeal)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Greek cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup raspberries
  1. In a saucepan, cook oatmeal in milk, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
  2. Remove cooked, thick oatmeal from stove.
  3. In bowl or parfait glass, layer ⅓ oatmeal, ⅓ Greek cream cheese, 1 tsp honey, ⅓ walnuts and ⅓ raspberries.
  4. Repeat two more times.
  5. Serve warm.


Now, just for you: a giveaway.  Driscoll’s Berries will send one lucky reader $30 worth of coupons for their berries.  I was able to use mine in conjunction with a sale and I only paid $.99 per container of raspberries!  That’s a significant savings.

So, to enter for a chance to win, please leave a comment telling me what you do to promote good heart health.

The giveaway will end Feb 26 at midnight EST.  Make sure to leave a valid email that you check often, as the winner will only have 24 hours to respond before I pick another winner.

fine print: although I received coupons from Driscoll’s all opinions are my own.

30 thoughts on “Raspberry Oatmeal Parfait

  1. I recently lost 100 lbs. and my whole family has changed how we eat. Lots of fruits and veggies and out with the bad fats, carbs and sugars!

  2. I fix my family healthy homecooked meals and we walk around the neighborhood as a family. I try to workout myself at least 4 days a week.

  3. I make sure that I exercise regularly, and encourage friends and family to get active with me!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  4. Good heart health means eating lots of fruits and vegetables! I now grab an apple for an afternoon snack instead of a cookie!

  5. I know that good heart health can be maintained by exercising, and I take time weekly to swim with two of my colleagues from work. We always have so much fun!

  6. i lost over a hundred pounds over ten years ago & have managed to keep it off by never eating out, eating high fiber foods, fresh fruits & veggies, & doing palates. it’s never to late to take baby steps to change how you live which is what i did. thanks, i love any kind of berries.

  7. This sounds crazy but I put about a quarter cup of cooked and cooled oatmeal in my smoothies. It makes them seem very creamy but (obviously!) is not cream.

  8. I always limit TV and computer time and always encourage more outdoor activities for my husband and kids. Make outdoor activities a fun exercise by playing hide and seek, walking the dog or even fun pool activities!

  9. I try to eat salmon at least once a week and I eat oatmeal almost every day, which is supposed to help lower bad cholesterol. My favorite snack is berries – I love all kinds!

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