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5 Minute Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts

This quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts recipe is served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream to turn you into a morning person!

Raid your grocery store's bulk section to make this quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts. Served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream, this breakfast will turn you into a morning person!

Guys, this is becoming a problem. I believe I’m developing something of an oatmeal addiction.

The thing is, I just never saw it coming. I’ve always thought of oatmeal as just a bit… meh.

Raid your grocery store's bulk section to make this quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts. Served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream, this breakfast will turn you into a morning person!

Oatmeal seemed like the bland or “healthy” choice on the breakfast menu. It took me 28 years, but now I know that my mother was right.

The secret to good oatmeal is loading it with TOPPINGS!

In this case, flaked coconut, chopped macadamia nuts, brown sugar, and jam. Oh, and a healthy drizzle of cream. Obvi.

Raid your grocery store's bulk section to make this quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts. Served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream, this breakfast will turn you into a morning person!

I’m swimming in leftover blueberry-cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, so this morning I swapped out my usual spoonful of jam for something a little more festive. Dried cranberries or fresh blueberries would also be delicious!

Sometimes, if I’m feeling *particularly* in need of a tropical vacation, I’ll use marmalade to go along with the coconut and macadamia nuts. It’s like a little luau in your mouth. Ohhhh yeahhhh.

Raid your grocery store's bulk section to make this quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts. Served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream, this breakfast will turn you into a morning person!

The other secret to good oatmeal is making sure you use cream. Heavy cream or half-and-half are both acceptable; skim milk is NOT.

If you’re like me and don’t have a lot of time to cook in the mornings (you know, because I’m too busy cooking the rest of the day), this quick breakfast will be a lifesaver! I like using quick-cut AKA instant oats AKA quick oats, which is actually fully cooked oatmeal that’s been dried and pressed flat. Essentially you’re just re-hydrating it with the hot water and stirring in your toppings.

Now, I like hearty steel-cut and old fashioned rolled oats as much as the next person, but some times I just need a breakfast that doesn’t feel like WORK.

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Raid your grocery store's bulk section to make this quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts. Served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream, this breakfast will turn you into a morning person!

5 Minute Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts Recipe

This quick Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts recipe is served with a spoonful of jam and a drizzle of cream to turn you into a morning person!
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 868kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quick - instant oats
  • 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed dried sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts
  • Jam and cream for serving - optional... but not really

Instructions

  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off the heat and stir in the oats. Add the sugar, coconut, and macadamia nuts (reserving some for topping if desired) and gently mix into the oatmeal.
  • Transfer to a bowl, top with a spoonful of jam, and drizzle with cream. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
5 Minute Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with Macadamia Nuts Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
868
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
60
g
92
%
Saturated Fat
 
33
g
206
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
25
g
Cholesterol
 
34
mg
11
%
Sodium
 
265
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
85
g
28
%
Fiber
 
12
g
50
%
Sugar
 
65
g
72
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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  1. What’s a macadamia nut when it’s at home? In the uk I don’t think we have them – sounds like some kind of mania …