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Maca Oatmeal with Manuka Honey Seed Shards

Maca Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Manuka Honey Seed Shards is an easy, but eye-catching breakfast filled with nourishing superfoods.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, International, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


For the manuka honey seed shards

  • 4 tbsp mixed seeds I used chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
  • 2 tbsp manuka honey
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

For the maca oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups (350ml) milk (nut, cows whatever you prefer)
  • 1 cup (80g) steel cut porridge oats
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp manuka honey
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 2 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


For the seed shards

  • Prepare a baking tray lined with baking parchment and set aside.
  • In a frying pan over a medium heat, combine the seeds and honey and heat until thick and bubbling. Allow to cook for 2 minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared tray and use a spatula to carefully spread it into a thin layer. Work quickly as it will solidify quickly. Place in the fridge to firm up while making the oatmeal.

For the Maca Oatmeal

  • Combine the milk, oats, ginger and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat, stirring, over a low heat for 5-8 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, maca, cacao nibs and vanilla.

To serve

  • Pour the porridge into bowls.
  • Cut the chilled seed mixture into shards and peel from the baking paper. Top the oatmeal with the seed shards and serve immediately.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg