Breakfast Under Five Minutes – Coconut Almond Oatmeal

Looking for a quick breakfast to make during the week? This is it! You will not see oatmeal quite the same again. This coconut almond oatmeal breakfast is creamy, spiced up, flavorful, delivers a nice crunch and you can make it in under five minutes. It will also keep you full for hours!


My intention was to make a black rice coconut risotto as part of Bon Appetit’s foodies cleanse but did not have over half of the ingredients. As a home cook you just have to learn to improvise in the kitchen and make things work! It’s what leads to great recipes sometimes, just remember to write it down!! Nothing’s worse that making something great and then not being able to make it happen again. I know this is just oatmeal but I’m talking about all recipes in general. Start with the basics and then tweak and experiment until you have something special of your own.

Coconut Almond Oatmeal with a Twist

1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 tbsp almonds, chopped
1/8 tsp cinnamon
few dashes of nutmeg
1 dash of merken
drizzle of maple syrup

1. Add the first five ingredients to a small saucepan and stir. Set heat to medium and let mixture come to a boil. Continue to stir for another minute and remove from heat.

2. Stir in the chopped almonds and top with cinnamon, nutmeg, merken and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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