Most mornings during the week I land up having a smoothie of sort or a boiled egg for breakfast. The are quick and generally tasty. However, the last few weeks I decided that it was time for a change and I needed to alter my usual breakfast routine. So I started experimenting with oats (I had a large packet of it in my cupboard) for breakfast.
I have taken some inspiration from Deliciously Ella, however the main driver is the fact that I am obsessed with anything to do with coconut and wanted to incorporate it into my daily breakfast. This oats I am posting about today was one of my absolute favourites!
I use good old rolled oats which I soak in milk overnight (kinda like Birchers Muesli). It is a great way to eat oats in summer and there is almost no cooking involved. The ‘coconut’ in the oats comes in the form of coconut milk which you heat on the stove with some vanilla. I added a squeeze of lime juice to the coconut which sounds strange but turned out to bring some life to meal. You can leave it out but its definitely worth it! You can use any fruit to top the oats with but grilled peaches are delicious and go fantastically with coconut.
This breakfast can also be served with hot oats. I had some of the coconut-vanilla milk left which I put in the fridge and just poured over the hot oats the next morning. It really added some life to the normally rather dull plain bowl of cooked oats.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup full cream milk
- Pinch of salt
- 165 Ml coconut milk
- 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 lime (optional)
- 1 peach (or any other fruit)
- 2 Tbsp honey
- Optional: fresh grated coconut
- Place the oats, salt and milk in a bowl/jar, cover and refrigerate overnight
- The following day, place the coconut milk and vanilla in a pot on medium heat
- Bring to a simmer then take off the heat and add a squeeze of lime juice (if you want, I recommend)
- De-stone the peach, slice into each pieces, drizzle with honey and grill until soft
- Divide the oats between bowls, pour over the coconut milk and top with the peaches, a drizzle of honey (to taste) and grated fresh coconut