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Meatless Monday: Toasted Coconut Oatmeal

May 16, 2011

This might be my best oatmeal. Ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chunk pineapple (1 snack pack is perfect!)
  • 1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • butter/margarine
  • brown sugar
  1. Heat water/milk to boil. Add oats and simmer 5 minutes until desired consistency.
  2. Meanwhile, heat small skillet over med heat and toast coconut (about 5 minutes) until browned…taking care to stir or shake pan occasionally to avoid burning.
  3. Add 1/2 cup pineapple to cooked oats and stir. Divide oats into two bowls. Top with brown sugar, margarine, toasted coconut. I added an additional splash of milk to make it creamy. Enjoy!
The crunchy sweetness of the coconut is perfect to off-set the creaminess of the oats. The tropical flavors scream summer…even when you would swear that it’s just too hot for oatmeal. What’s not to love??
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2011 10:27 pm

    Wow! This looks YUMMY!!!

    Thanks to your previous list of oatmeal toppers, I’ve been making “almond joy” oatmeal lately. I cook my steel cut oats in the crockpot overnight and then top with milk, shredded coconut and sliced almonds. I think I’ll try this new variety next time though!

  2. May 17, 2011 3:17 am

    oh, that looks amazing! must try!

  3. Liz permalink
    May 17, 2011 3:07 pm

    Delicious tropical flavors! I don’t think I’ve ever thought of adding pineapple. My latest fave has been banana, walnuts, and a few chocolate chips.

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