Colorful Coconut Porridge

A healthy, easy-to-make, breakfast perfect for busy mornings. Creamy coconut milk, blueberries and oats creates this delicious porridge.

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 Instant oats alone with water doesn’t scream delicious breakfast. But oats swirled in creamy coconut milk and popped blueberries, mingling with sweet honey and cinnamon is a breakfast that I will gladly get up for. Breakfast has come along way since Quaker Oats tried its hand at making instant oats appealing and convenient.  Just add water and its pre-spiced mix will take care of the rest. While I appreciate the convenience, this just doesn’t seem appealing or highly nutritious. Instead, take the simplicity that QO had in mind, add a few spices, fruit and you’ve quickly improved upon a once bland meal. 

A simple base of creamy coconut milk and blueberries transforms this staple into a nourishing and delicious breakfast. The creamy coconut adds a rich, tropical taste, while the blueberries slowly release their sweet juices. As the blueberry juice cooks into the oats, it not only creates a sweet delicious aroma but a gorgeous purple hue, even making the breakfast visually appealing. This meal also follows the easy and quick breakfast philosophy by only taking 5 minutes to make. This is even something you can make the night before, place in the refrigerator and reheat while at work or university. Allowing for a peaceful, stress free morning – and we all need a little of that from time to time.

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Serves: 1

Prep Time: 3 minutes | Cook Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients for the Coconut Porridge:

- 1/3 cup rolled oats (old fashion oats)

- 3/4 cup coconut milk (I like light)

- 1/4 cup water

- 1/2 ripe banana

- 1 handful of blueberries

- 1 teaspoon cinnamon

- 1 teaspoon honey if you prefer it sweeter (optional)

- 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)


Simply add the oats, coconut milk, water, blueberries and slices of banana to a saucepan and heat on medium-low for about 5-7 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed and you are left with a creamy porridge. Now stir in the cinnamon, maca powder, honey and mix well.  Pour into a bowl and enjoy with your favorite toppings!

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I hope you enjoy this recipe, especially when you are pressed or time and are looking for a delicious, quick fix! Enjoy this breakfast knowing that it will also do wonders for your body as its filled with healthy plant-based fiber and fats! 

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xx Marie