Here I am, back from vacay in cold ole’ Canada. Well, it’s not that cold considering what winters are like. At least it’s in the positive degrees. But compared to Mexico, this weather is bone-chilling and I’m in desperate need of some warmth. Seriously, how am I STILL cold. COmE oN WeaTHeR it’s FREAKIN MAY!!!!
But while I MAY (hehe, since it’s the first day of May….nevermind) not be able to control the temperature outside, I sure as heck can control the temperature of my food. Thank the sweet baby Jesus for food because without warm food, I don’t think I would have made it through the last two winters.
SO. Enough of my ranting, I guess I’ll get on with the reason we’re all here. Nothing cures the cold(ish) weather blues like a nice warm bowl of tropically-topped steel cut oats to warm me up. Coconut oats have been my fave lately, well not just lately because coconut anything is always my fave like 100% of the time coconut is a yes for me BUT these are so freakin tasty that it’s my extra fave right now!
PLUS, besides being tasty AF, these lil oats will keep you going for the entire day. Feel sluggish no more after having these guys for brekky because oats are incredibly well-balanced! With carbs, fiber, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, AND antioxidants, you could basically live off the stuff. I know I sure did when I was in University because turns out oats are also your wallet’s friend.
Oh yeah, and one last little fun fact about our friend oats. Eating oats for breakfast has been shown to help people lose weight! Say whaaaaa? Yeah! Because they take a long time to digest, oats help you feel fuller longer which can remove those little snacky urges throughout the day which can add extra calories quickly. Bu-bye mid-morning cravings.
Ta-dahhhhh! Basically I’m telling you this is the best breakfast of all time and it has cured my cold weather blues (which is basically impossible to do) so hit the store tonight and make yourself this beautiful breakfast bowl for tomorrow. Seriously, you won’t even be able to sleep tonight you’ll be so excited. (Anyone else get so excited to eat the next day that they can’t sleep? Just me?) Okay I’m done now. Enjoy, my peeps!
Coconut Steel Cut Oats with Fresh Fruit
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- ¼ cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 Tbsp Organic maple syrup
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- Fresh fruit of your choice (I used strawberries and bananas)
- Add steel cut oats, water, and cinnamon to a pot and cook for about 45 minutes until all the water has been absorbed and the oats are tender. (I always cook steel cut oats in our rice cooker overnight so when I wake up they’re already ready for me to eat).
- Add coconut extract and coconut milk and stir.
- Dish up and top with maple syrup, walnuts, shredded coconut flakes, and fresh fruit. Enjoy!