Butter Pecan Oatmeal and the Target Breakfast Twist

Breakfast is usually an after-thought in our house. In between running around trying to get the bambino ready and myself ready, there just isn’t much time for eating. Target and General Mills have teamed up to try and change that with the Target Breakfast Twist campaign. I was recently sent a package of breakfast items to aid us in getting breakfast and then out the door quickly:

Target Breakfast TwistWe enjoyed some quick and easy breakfasts:

Target Breakfast TwistThe bambno loves Nutella as much as I do, and would’ve eaten it straight from that little cup had I not made him eat the granola bar too!

One morning, I topped my yogurt with granola:

Target Breakfast TwistThere is strawberry yogurt underneath all that granola, I promise! And one morning I made oatmeal. Blueberries and cream for Jay (who almost NEVER eats breakfast unless I force him to):

Target Breakfast TwistAnd Butter Pecan Oatmeal for me:

Butter Pecan Oatmeal - TramplingroseSlightly sweet, warm and spicy, this is my new go-to when it comes to oatmeal. Which we ate a lot of during the last few visits from the Polar Vortex. It takes less than 10 minutes to put together and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a family.

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Butter Pecan Oatmeal and the Target Breakfast Twist

Butter Pecan Oatmeal and the Target Breakfast Twist
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 C Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. pecan pieces
  • Cream or milk, for serving


In a small saucepan, stir together the water, oats and pinch of salt. Bring to a rolling boil, then drop the heat to medium. Stir occasionally, so the oatmeal doesn't burn, and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat, and stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar and butter. Cover, and let stand for 2 minutes. Serve topped with the pecan pieces and a splash of cream or milk.

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Yes, Butter Pecan Oatmeal is a little bit of a sugar-bomb for breakfast, but it’s also warm and filling. Visit the Target Breakfast Twist site for more fun breakfast ideas!


DISCLOSURE: I was provided the products shown above by General Mills through the Platefull Co-Op. All thoughts and opinions are my own.