Pina Colada Oatmeal
I miss you guys! I’m having a great time on holiday soooo…I thought I’d bring you along with me ;).
(Ignore the HUGE pineapple chunks – I’m a bit of pineapple fiend).
On Monday I left you with this lovely image of pina coladas at sunset:
Ah, they are good.
They’re actually not my favourite rum-based drink, but they rank pretty high on the list!
Well, here’s an easy way to bring your pina colada inspiration into your everyday breakfast. I guarantee:
- it won’t make you drunk
- it will taste as good as a pina colada at sunset (okay, 20% as good? 30%?)
- it will immediately transport you to a warm, tropical beach with the gentle sea breeze in your hair…
Okay, I lied on that last one. I’m not a yogurt ad, so I’m not going to pretend that eating this will take you anywhere, but I do promise it tastes FABULOUS.
After the success of my two previous oatmeal posts (Packed Pumpkin Porridge and Double Chocolate Oatmeal), I figured I was onto a good thing with this oatmeal variation recipe thang. After all, so many of us eat oatmeal on a daily basis for breakfast, so why not change it up a bit, right?
Bonus: the pineapple juice sweetens the oatmeal a lot, so for most tastebuds you won’t need any extra sweetener!
INGREDIENTS (serves 1):
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut milk (for a really creamy oatmeal, use the canned full-fat type)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (plus extra for topping), optional
A few pineapple chunks (for topping), optional
1. Heat oats, coconut milk and pineapple juice in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir in the 1 tbsp of coconut.
2. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and simmer until oats thicken up.
3. I remove the oats from the heat and leave them a few minutes to cool – usually it thickens a little more in this time, and I like my oats thick. If you like them runnier, eat right away.
4. Top with extra coconut and pineapple chunks and enjoy!
Nutritional information per bowl (serves 1) – for fewer calories/fat use light coconut milk or a coconut milk beverage. It just won’t be as creamy or as coconutty: