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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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!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 868kcal
Author: Linda
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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
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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

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 265mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 65g

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Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures 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. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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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 …