Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal

14 Oct 2014

Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal

Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal


Can I talk about how obsessed I am with oatmeal lately?

I have had oatmeal every morning for a month. And this is not an exaggeration, I accepted a challenge from someone to see if  I could last. They thought the lack of variety would kill me,

Seriously? No way. Over the course of this month, I will be posting some of my most favorite oatmeal recipes that I have been making, and show you that oatmeal is not some boring last minute breakfast.



Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal


Not saying that it can't be a last minute breakfast. Case in point, this oatmeal.

This is my favorite microwave oatmeal. Ever. Say goodbye to those Quaker packets. Say hello to the next best thing in quick and easy breakfast ideas.


Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal


As you can see, I am slowly easing my way into the pumpkin season. You see? You see the seeds? I was thinking of making this oatmeal pumpkin flavored, but decided against it. I was too lazy to find my can opener, and plus, why complicate a good thing?

This is also one of my favorite recipes because it's a "one ripe banana" recipe. How often do you have one ripe banana, and don't know what to do with it? For me, almost every week. I have found my solution. And it is in the form of oatmeal.


Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal



Coconut, Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Microwave Oatmeal
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened coconut 
Directions:
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the banana, oats, milk, cinnamon and vanilla until fully combined. 
  2. Microwave for 3 minutes, stiring halfway through.
  3. Add the pumpkin seeds, cranberries and coconut. Mix in and enjoy!

Adapted from Fannetastic Food



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20 comments:

  1. Tis the season for pumpkin. Never seen it in oatmeal but this sounds like a good idea. peter of Feed Your Soul Too

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  2. Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal. I gotta try that. GREG

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  3. This looks and sounds fantastic! I have all the ingredients but the milk, but I am pretty sure I could cook it up with water as well :) It'd work wonders with coconut milk as well, yum!
    When I was at a festival this Summer, there was an actual porridge tent open in the mornings, and they made sure that this little Julie was provided with at least a nutritious breakfast throughout my three nights I slept in a tent and listened to music ^ ^ For some reason, oat porridge is such a comfort meal despite being so...plain. But then you get these funked up versions and it just get taken to a whole other level :D Thanks for the recipe! x

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  4. Yum! Yay for microwave oatmeal :) I've never done that before!

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  5. Delicious oatmeal! Perfect for autumn breakfast:)

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  6. I love the ingredients in this oatmeal! I'm a huge fan of coconut, cranberry and pumpkin seeds, so I just know I'd love it! If I had those in my pantry tonight, you'd know what I'd be having for breakfast tomorrow!

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  7. I love this oatmeal creation with pumpkin! It looks super duper comforting and delicious.

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  8. Healthy stuff, this. Bye! LOL!

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  9. This sounds like my perfect breakfast. I am loving cranberries at the moment.

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  10. Oatmeal is good stuff! I used to have it every morning for breakfast, too. It's one of those ingredients that you can do so many different things with. Like what you've done here -- very creative. Thanks.

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  11. Love oatmeal and what you have created here, great combination!

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  12. I would have never thought to pair together cranberry and pumpkin seeds but this sounds amazing. I might have to give this recipe a try before work

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  13. This is really cool! I love the concept of using coconut with cranberry in one big bowl of creaminess :)

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  14. Damn delicious, healthy and quicky oatmeal for morning supper!!!

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  15. Oooh I love your site's new look :D
    Love this oatmeal as well, cranberry and pumpkin seeds are perfect!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. I'm an oatmeal fanatic too! I had a verrrry unfortunate incident this week where I mistook the cloves for the cinnamon and made some super-nasty oatmeal. I choked it down, but hated every second. I'm going to keep an eye out for your recipes so I can redeem myself!

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  17. I eat oatmeal nearly every morning in the fall and winter - and this is just gorgeous

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  18. Whoa, you ate oatmeal every morning for a month? D: That`s cool and impressive. I love oatmeal, but I don`t think I can eat it everyday. This combo sounds lovely and a delicious breakfast. I always have 1 leftover banana and it just kills me. Hah!

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  19. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
    GE JVM7195SFSS

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