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.
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.
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.
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 Portlander, but some times I just need a breakfast that doesn’t feel like WORK.
Also, I’m not great at the whole “overnight oatmeal” thing because I like to have a glass of wine with dinner, which then makes me too lazy to lug my slow cooker down from the top cabinet.
Much easier to just grab my kindle and hang out in bed.
Cool story, I know.
Here’s the Recipe!
- 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)
- 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 InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 868 Total Fat 60g Saturated Fat 33g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 25g Cholesterol 34mg Sodium 265mg Carbohydrates 85g Fiber 12g Sugar 65g Protein 6g