Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

Buzzing for these Blackberry Cardamom Oats


So I may or may not have grabbed a handful of this Whole Earth Sweetener packets from Starbucks last weekend 🙈 . . . oops. They’re sitting out for the taking, so I decided why not try them? Not my fault I don’t add sugar or sweetener to my coffee. (Full disclosure: I grabbed three, which I think is a respectable “grab.”) I was grabbing spices to make Indonesian Inspired Quinoa Bowls and saw cardamom hiding out in the back of my pantry. Cardamom has such a nice citrus flavor that I wanted some oats with grapefruit on the side — but the 2.0 version. Thus, I made Blackberry Cardamom Overnight Oats with a Broiled Grapefruit. The grapefruit is amazing! This would be so good on the grill or as a dessert. I foresee myself stalking up on grapefruit during my next grocery run to make this again. Plus, the broiled grapefruit seems like a great standalone side for a brunch or the beginnings of a dessert.

Ingredients (serves 1).

For the Grapefruit:

  • 1/2 red grapefruit (white would also work)
  • 1 t brown sugar, not packed
  • 1/8 t cardamom (or cinnamon if for something else)

For the Oats:

  • 1/2 c, old-fashioned oats
  • 1 packet Whole Earth Sweetener (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 t chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder (like Aloha) *
  • 1/4 t ground cardamom
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 15-20 blackberries
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes to garnish

* Please note: this post is not endorsed by Aloha, but I have received their products in the past. I only post recipes using things I love, and I just happen to love their protein powder.


For the Grapefruit:

  1. Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan or dish with foil.
  2. Using grapefruit knife (or paring), cut around each grapefruit segment; remove any seeds. Place grapefruit half on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Mix cardamom and brown sugar and sprinkle grapefruit. Using clean fingers, rub sugar/spice over segments. 
  4. Broil the grapefruit until the tops are bubbling and golden brown, about 6-8 min. Be sure to rotate pan halfway through. Remove from heat.
    • Extra grapefruit juice cooks off the fruit. Pour it back over the fruit or add the juice to the overnight oats before serving.
  5. Serve warm, grab a grapefruit spoon and enjoy!

For the Oats:

  1. In a sealable jar, combine dry ingredients — oats through cardamom — and mix well.
  2. Top with vanilla extract and milk and again stir well so the milk is evenly distributed.
  3. If using frozen blackberries, add now and refrigerate overnight. If using fresh, top when ready to serve. Either way, cover oats and chill overnight in the fridge.
  4. Serve cold or heat up to enjoy warm!

Broiled Grapefruit inspired by Eating Well. Overnight oats inspired by past recipes.



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