Kiwi Oatmeal

I have gone most of my adult life thus far thinking that I did not like kiwi. I don’t know if I had a bad experience as a kid or what, but for many years I avoided kiwi at all costs.

However, in the spirit of trying new things (or re-trying old ones), when I saw kiwis appear at the grocery store this spring I decided to buy one. I really had no idea what I was doing or how to pick a ripe one. Fortunately, once I got my kiwi home, my husband was happy to explain that the one I picked was under-ripe and too firm, so I set it in the fruit bowl for a few days. When it had just enough give to it, like a ripe peach, he taught me how to slice it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. I was immediately hooked on its sweet, slightly sour and almost melon-like taste.

The next time I went to the store, I bought a whole package of kiwis. And from there, it was time to experiment, so of course I turned to oatmeal. This recipe pairs kiwi with vanilla and almond milk for an almost tropical twist on breakfast.

Kiwi Oatmeal

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 160

Fat per serving: 4 g

Carbs per serving: 27 g

Protein per serving: 5 g

Kiwi Oatmeal


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small kiwi, peeled and diced, half diced and half sliced


  1. Place oats, almond milk and water in a small sauce pan and set over medium heat.
  2. When the mixture boils, turn off the heat and stir in the chia seeds, vanilla and the diced kiwi. Cover the pan and let sit 3-5 minutes.
  3. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl and top with remaining kiwi.

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