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Healthy Senior Breakfast Recipes

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenDecember 3, 2015

A Place for Mom Senior Nutrition Expert and Stanford Hospital and Clinics Registered Dietitian, Heather Schwartz, shares a tasty and nutritious breakfast that’s yummy enough to be a tasty treat as well as a healthy start to the day.

Dietician Recommended Senior Breakfast Recipes

“When I had this, I added 1 tablespoon of crushed, raw walnuts on top for added protein and healthy fats as well as Trader Joe’s canned pumpkin which adds a beautiful source of vitamin A and C and fiber to start your day,” says Heather Schwartz, RD.


  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin (canned pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (cow, goat, rice milk or soy milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • t tbs raw walnuts and almonds (crushed or slivered)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Stove Top Directions

  1. Add oats and water to a 2 quart sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
  3. Turn down to simmer
  4. Cook until creamy for about 8-10 minutes
  5. Add pumpkin
  6. Add milk
  7. Add vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon
  8. Add nuts and or maple syrup

Servings: 1

Inspired by Food.com’s “Fall Breakfast” recipe.

What are your favorite healthy senior breakfast recipes? Share them with us in the comments below.

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