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Baklava oatmeal is like having a classic dessert for breakfast
In the theme of the Mediterranean Diet, enjoy this breakfast rendition of the classic dessert–baklava. Baklava is a beautiful dessert of golden brown phyllo dough (a paper-thin dough) and layers of ground nuts and honey syrup.
This original Royal Oats recipe pays homage to this classic, but with a twist. My baklava oatmeal combines honey roasted pistachios, raw walnuts, warm cinnamon, and a drizzle of golden honey. Similar in flavor, different in presentation–super delicious!
Honey roasted pistachios add extra flavor
What I really enjoy about this breakfast bowl is the Wonderful Pistachios Honey Roasted mixed with some plain walnuts. (Note: This recommendation is unsponsored by Wonderful Pistachios).
First of all, having pre-roasted nuts always saves time from having to roast them yourself. Secondly, when they are honey-roasted, you get even more bang for your buck. That’s because they are just the right amount of sweet and salty, ready for eating!
In this case, I simply warmed the pre-roasted pistachios and walnuts together in my toaster oven air-fryer on the light toast setting. Traditionally, the walnuts can remain raw, but I like to use a little heat to bring out their flavor and lighten their texture for a nice crunch.
Enjoy this with your favorite nut combo
As mentioned before, traditional baklava recipes only use raw nuts. And depending on the region of the recipe, the type of nut can vary between walnut, pistachio, almond, or even hazelnut. This variation in even the most classic recipes should encourage you to use whichever nuts you prefer.
Simply think of this Baklava Oatmeal recipe as a source of inspiration to provide you with a more unique culinary experience to start your day. Make it your own!