Coconut Vanilla Oatmeal

This is a simple breakfast I whipped up this morning. I was craving oatmeal last night, but after reading someones post about the dangers of binge eating I thought I better wait till the morning. I already had devoured some fruit and leftovers in the fridge. I go through phases of eating oatmeal every day and then not eating for months. I like it mildly sweet and very thick. I have seen a few savory oatmeal recipes that I would also like to try. How do you like your oats?

I always choose organic oats. This is because a while back when I was going to my nutritionist and trying to get over leaking gut syndrome, my doctor advise me that I only eat organic oats. This is because I had a mild gluten intolerance and organic oats are not cross-contaminated with wheat and other grains that have gluten. Although I can now tolerate gluten again I still prefer to avoid pesticides and herbicides in my food as much as possible and organic oats are quite cheap and available from the big supermarkets.

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Coconut Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan gluten free, soy free or nut free)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup instant or rolled oats, preferably organic

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

1 cup vanilla soy or almond milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

fresh fruit & shredded coconut to serve (optional)

Method:

1. Take a pot and add oats, cocont and chia seeds and stir though.

2. Then add soy milk and place on a medium heat. Cook for 5mins or until the oats have thickened.

*Serve with fresh fruit and shredded coconut on top. Serves 1.

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15 thoughts on “Coconut Vanilla Oatmeal

  1. Looks yummy! I always avoided oats as there were different views about them being gluten-free or not and now this past year we have been buying organic oats, too. We use them different ways as well in smoothies, pikelets, cookies, and in a base for a caramel slice 🙂

    • That’s okay 🙂 Your post reminded me that I haven’t made them for a long time so I might need to as well. Now looking, there are quite a few ways to make them, but I usually make simple banana oat pikelets by blending the oats and other ingredients. Am curious to see what you might come up with if you make them 🙂

  2. Looks good!
    Two of my sons have oatmeal/porridge every morning. I cook it up with water and rice milk. Then sprinkle it with ground flax and chia seeds, and add a drizzle of maple syrup. They love it!
    We add oats to pancakes as well (we grind them in a spice grinder first).

    • Thanks 🙂 That’s really good that you can get your kids to eat those healthy seeds so young. I find it hard to get Marco to eat them lol I will have to try with flax seeds. I have them but don’t use them enough.

  3. Great idea of adding coconut and fresh fruit! Yummy! I usually eat my oats as a birchermuesli or with almond milk and a heaping tablespoon of maple syrup. Have to try this one!

  4. don’t laugh at me but i have never tried cooking oat before. the ingredients in this recipe seems perfect to compliment each other. i can’t leave for work without breakfast everyday. i must try this. thank you for sharing. looking forward to taste it.

    • No problem. I only started cooking oats in recent years. I used make the microwave flavored oats. I’m sure you have heaps of interesting breakfast foods on your part of the world. We can learn from eachother 🙂

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