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Gut healing chia and cinnamon oats

Jessica Sepel

This flavour-packed brekkie is perfect for busy bees

Credit: nib health insurance

I know a lot of you struggle with time in the morning, so this brekkie is perfect for the busy bees. It’s a really simple breakfast packed with flavour that will keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.

Serves: 1


  • ⅓ cup oats

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 cups milk, juice or water

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ sliced banana

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 tbsp crushed peanuts

  • a drizzle of maple syrup


  1. 1

    Combine oats and chia seeds

  2. 2

    Pour over liquid (milk, juice or water) and leave to soak overnight

  3. 3

    Place in a pot on the stovetop over medium heat and bring to the boil

  4. 4

    Reduce heat and simmer until fully cooked (10 to 12 minutes)

  5. 5

    Once cooked, stir in cinnamon

  6. 6

    Pour oats into a bowl

  7. 7

    Top with sliced banana, peanut butter, crushed peanuts and a drizzle of maple syrup

Jessica Sepel smiling in front of vases of greenery

Jessica Sepel

Founder of JSHealth, author of two best-selling books and accredited nutritionist, Jessica Sepel is passionate about taking a balanced approach when it comes to food. Jess believes we need to give up diets to overhaul our relationship with food and advocates for moderation, mindfulness at meals and healthy body image.

Check out more articles by Jess, including the delicious and healthy recipes she’s created exclusively for nib.