Sunflower Seed Vanilla Oatmeal

I like all nut and seed butters.  I do.  Sunflower seed butter is amazing.  If you’ve never tasted it, you’ve got to change that now.  And then go make this super filling and tasty Sunflower Seed Vanilla Oatmeal.  Itz loaded with protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats.  What more can you ask for in a breakfast?

Sunflower Seed Vanilla Oatmeal

Sunflower Seed Vanilla Oatmeal

~makes 1 bowl


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Silk)
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds (more for garnish)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Designer Whey)
  • 1 spoonful sunflower seed butter


  1. Cook oats with milk on the stove.
  2. Stir in sunflower seeds and protein powder.
  3. Top with more sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter.

Of course, I also added my “weird” (in Jonny’s words) ingredients such as maca powder and ground flaxseed.  The product?  An awesome bowl of oatmeal!

February is Love Your Veggies Month over at Peas & Crayons for the WIAW party.

I’ve been making sure to include veggies in my lunches and dinners.  I baked a huge batch of chicken breasts on Sunday, so chicken has been dominating my lunches and dinners.  Since I like to mix it up, for lunch I’ve been eating chicken wrapped in these tortillas with fresh spinach, red peppers, and Trader Joe’s hot and sweet mustard. (x2)


That stuff is the best and it makes for a killer wrap.  Dinner was more chicken with Brussel sprouts and sweet potato orzo that my in-laws brought back from one of their vacations.  The orzo was definitely interesting and was not quite as flavorful as Jonny or I anticipated.  Dinner was simple, but it worked.


Today we are having a staff soup and salad luncheon at school.  I signed up to bring a dessert because I’ve been wanting to make this Greek Yogurt Cake Batter Dip and decided this was the perfect excuse!  (I used a Golden Butter cake mix.)  Holy cow, it was AMAZING!

Greek Yogurt Cake Batter Dip

I am serving it with animal crackers and graham crackers, but I had a couple spoonfuls just plain and itz awesome.  You know my thoughts on cake batter.  Enough said.

Are you a sunflower seed butter fan?  How about cake batter?

32 thoughts on “Sunflower Seed Vanilla Oatmeal

  1. That snack sounds awesome! Your people at school are going to looooooovveeee you even more 😉

    p.s. love that first pic of the recipe. You take nice photos!

    I need to bake chicken more often. That looks REALLY tasty to me!

  2. I have been meaning to try the TJ’s sunflower seed butter for a while now. I need to get on it cause it sounds Amazing! I LOVE anything with cake batter! That dip looks delicious.

  3. Delish recipes! Loving the Designer Whey protein powders! 🙂

    I live foTJ’s hot/sweet mustard! I put it on & in everything! I stock up before it goes out for the season – it is seasonal so I try to buy enough to get me thru until it comes back in toward the end of the year! Have not found another that tastes as good!

  4. I’ve had sunflower butter a few times, but have yet to really get hooked on it. I’ll have to give it another try, maybe a different brand. I just love nut & seed butters! Your oatmeal looks good & that cake batter looks amazing!!! Yum!!

  5. Hi Linz- I’ve been following you for a while, but have just launched my own blog, so thought I’d start commenting in hopes of making some awesome blogger friends 🙂 I’m just about to head to the grocery store, so you’ve given me some great ideas; perhaps I’ll stop by the nut butter isle, even though that section is dangerous for my pocketbook ;p Have a lovely Saturday!

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