I have been obsessed with oatmeal lately.
Am I too late on the oatmeal train? I mean, the weather is finally starting to heat up, and all I can think of in the morning is warm bowls of oatmeal.
Just watch. All my summer recipes will be soups and stews. I am so backwards.
If you have been following along with my posts lately, you might know that I read the book I quit sugar, which made me want to quit sugar for a week. Obviously my efforts failed miserably. (See my Soft Nutella Cookies post a couple of days into my no sugar diet. Oops).
But there was one ingredient in the book that intrigued me, because I have both never seen it sold, and I saw a recipe in the book using it that I really wanted to make. That ingredient was coconut cream.
So I started searching everywhere for coconut cream. In the ethnic food sections. In health food stores. Then I finally found some in Bulk Barn.
But in my excited haste to buy coconut cream, I didn’t read the label that it was sweetened. Sigh. I think I am purposely sabotaging myself in this no sugar diet.
I made this recipe vegan by using almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand. If you don’t have the coconut cream, I would suggest whipping cream, or even milk on top. To make it a little sweeter, you can try evaporated milk. The possibilities are endless!
This recipe took me no time at all to make. I made it, photographed it and got ready for work in less than an hour.
I like to pride myself in my efficiency, but it is rare that I have time to prepare a recipe in the morning before I start my work day.
And I kind of like it. You can be expecting a lot more oatmeal recipes in the upcoming weeks as a result!
Healthy strawberries and cream oatmeal. Made with 4 ingredients, and ready in under 15 minutes.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 large strawberries, diced
- 2 tsp sweet coconut cream
Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until the milk begins to simmer.
Add in the oats and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring continuously until thickened.
Mix in the strawberries and coconut cream. Enjoy warm.