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Nourishing Coconut Milk Oatmeal

20 min



One-bowl / one-pot

This is a cozy bowl of oatmeal. It's the perfect oatmeal especially for the fall, as stewed berries and creamy nut butter toppings are warm and inviting, while the bananas and coconut milk add a nourishing richness. If enjoying in the summer, add tropical fruits such as mango and fresh berries instead!



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  • 1 cup (160 g)
    steel-cut oats, soaked overnight*, drained
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk**
  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon


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  1. Add the oats to a saucepan on medium-high heat along with coconut milk, plant milk, banana, ground flaxseed, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 15 minutes*, or until fully cooked. As the banana cooks, it will start to partially dissolve into the oatmeal, which naturally sweetens it.
  3. When the oats are cooked, stir in the vanilla and remove it from the heat.
  4. Add your favourite toppings, and enjoy!


  • * If you were unable to soak the oats overnight, the cooking time will be longer, about 30 - 40 minutes in total. You will also need to add more plant-based milk.
  • ** Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store premade oatmeal, without toppings, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • When re-heating the oatmeal, you may need to add up to an additional ½ cup (120 mL) of plant-based milk to thin out the oatmeal a bit.

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We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Louise Magnusson - April 21, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

This oatmeal is delicious, and the meal prep-format is a definite winner. Oatmeal is a common breakfast in Sweden, but the addition of coconut milk and vanilla extract is a new variation for me😃. Another funny thing is that it doesn’t matter which topping combination I use: everything works!?😮 E.g. grated apple/almonds/dark chocolate or coconut flakes/cloudberry jam/cashew butter.
One comment/question: the written recipe above differs from the video. I’ve tried both ways, and I find the newest version (1/3 banana per serving) better than putting one whole banana at day 2. The video version was also good, but it gave me a “paltkoma” = Swedish expression for extreme tiredness accompanied by stomach pain after a heavy meal 😪😴
What’s your motivation for this change in the recipe? I’m curious 🤓

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:39 a.m.

Hey Louise - great eye! I think it really comes down to personal preference 🤓 Sometimes if I'm not adding much fruit to the top, I'll add a whole banana into a single portion - that way I'm getting in some of my fruit servings for the day, plus the sweetness from the banana in the oatmeal is rather nice 🥰 Other times, I prefer less banana, and in that case, I usually add more fruit to the top. I'm glad to hear you're loving the recipe - all the topping combos you mentioned sound so good 🤤

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Suzy - March 26, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

I make this recipe probably once a week. It's delicious and it lasts all week. Definitely love it with berries, PB and pumpkin seeds.

PUL Team - March 26, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

So glad you enjoy the recipe so much, Suzy! Thanks for taking the time to share 😊

Suzy - March 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

Oh, so nice! Thanks, eh!