Ever since I made Coconut Butter last week, I’ve really been enjoying my oatmeal with this new addition.
Many of you asked me of ways to incorporate Coconut Butter into recipes, and besides oatmeal, I’m thinking smoothies, over toast, sandwiches, baked goods, fruits, and even some vegetables. What else is left?
Now coming up with actual recipes that incorporate coconut butter is the challenge, however I’ll have to start by trying out my new creations at home and make sure they are indeed good enough to post.
This Winter Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal is now one of my new favorite oatmeal recipes which is so warm and comforting.
If you decide to give this one a try, let me know what you think. Enjoy!
NUTRITION: Oats help reduce cholesterol and are a good source of protein and fiber. Coconut is low in cholesterol and sodium, and it is a good source of fiber. Although coconut contains high amounts of saturated fats, not all saturated fats pose as a health problem, especially those linked with coconut. Enjoy this coconut butter in moderation. Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, a very good source of Fiber, and a good source of Vitamins E and K. Pecans contain natural antioxidants and are heart-healthy nuts known to lower cholesterol.
- Old-Fashioned Oats – ⅓ cup
- So Delicious’ Original Organic Coconut Milk – ¾ cup
- Vanilla Extract – ½ tsp
- Cranberries – 2 tbsp
- Shredded Coconut – 1 tbsp
- Pecans – just a few top
- Coconut Butter – just a little on top
1. Start by heating oats and coconut milk on low-medium heat.
2. Add vanilla extract. Stir.
3. Add cranberries. Stir.
4. Once the oatmeal starts to thicken and bubbles start to form. Turn off the stove.
5. Pour into a pretty little serving bowl.
6. Top with shredded coconut.
7. And pecans.
8. And coconut butter.
9. Some cranberries for garnish. So goooooooooooooooooooood!
TELL ME: Do you ever add Coconut Butter to oatmeal? How do you incorporate Coconut Butter into your diet?
I'm still yet to try coconut butter but I'd be pretty happy with eating it off a spoon ;)! I'm sure it would taste pretty awesome on a banana topped with some chocolate chips too. Speaking of bananas, I just bookmarked a delicious recipe for coconut banana pancakes which I think you'll love:...especially as it calls for coconut butter: http://www.kissmybroccoliblog.com/2013/01/20/coconut-banana-pancakes/
This is perfect for the cold weather you are having! Looks really delicious Nisha.
Hope you had a good weekend. 🙂
The Squishy Monster says
Great pairing =) I adore you mini le creuset =)
This sure looks delicious. I love oatmeal in the morning with a bunch of other stuff so this one could be a chance of my regular mixed berry version. I love the coconut in it!
this oatmeal looks so luxurious 🙂 thanks for sharing this recipe and will be looking for more! I have yet to try coconut butter.. your pictures are gorgeous.
Love experimenting with yummy oatmeal recipes! I really like this one because of the coconut, tasty and healthy!
Guru Uru says
Mmmm oatmeal has never looked so appealing 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I am yet to try the coconut butter,have bookmarked your old recipe. This is a great way to use them:)
@Khushboo - you think like me... I've been thinking about making coconut banana snacks and pancakes. can't wait to try them out. Thanks for the link! 🙂
@Ameena - thanks lady! I hope you move to NYC so you can make it and stay warm. 🙂 It's sooooooooo freakin' cold today.
@Squishy - Thanks.. isn't the Le Creuset mini so cute? I love it too.
@eatgood4life - thanks! love this oatmeal, the combinations really flow.
@Dixya - coconut butter is amazing stuff.. I can't wait to use it in more recipes. Thanks.
@Natalie - yup.. it is. thanks.
Masala Chica says
You inspire me. To be a better eater.
I say this as I am eating a hot dog with a beer.
I have never tried coconut butter. But oatmeal is my favorite winter breakfast and I love the combination of flavors you have- especially the cranberries 🙂
@Christin - Coconut Butter tastes pretty awesome. The cranberries are a great winter addition. Thank you.