Grapefruit Mint Oatmeal

Happy fifth day of Christmas! πŸ™‚ Oddly enough, this recipe feels a little more summery than a typical December post, but the weather here has been unseasonably warm, so it seems fitting. I even wore a skirt yesterday! What’s the weather like in your area?


This oatmeal reminded me of a grapefruit mojito I had back in August. In all honesty, anything with fresh mint is delightful, and anything with grapefruit is magical, so the combination is perfect. This is actually a really simple recipe that you can throw together with less than five ingredients; however, I’d also recommend adding nondairy yogurt. That gives it the wonderfully creamy texture that most porridges offer.


Grapefruit Mint Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 a grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup water, or more milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • one sprig fresh mint leaves
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Prep your grapefruit.
  2. Bring milk and water to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  3. Spoon/cut out and add to the oatmeal.
  4. Mince the mint leaves and add to the oatmeal. Add salt and stir.
  5. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now. I added a few spoonfuls of vanilla nondairy yogurt.
  6. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

One Response to Grapefruit Mint Oatmeal

  1. Lyndsey B says:

    I agree, grapefruit does seem a little more summery than a winter recipe. But the mint balances it out! I am a but iffy when it comes to grapefruit…it has to be the ‘right’ flavor, and paired well with other ingredients in order for me to enjoy it. I’ve tried this recipe though, and it makes the grapefruit flavor shine! Yum πŸ™‚

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