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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
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)



  1. To a saucepan, add the oats, coconut milk, plant milk, banana, flaxseeds, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and allow to cook for 15 minutes*, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add more milk if a thinner consistency is preferred, or cook for another couple of minutes to thicken. Stir in the vanilla and remove it from the heat.
  3. Add your favourite toppings, and enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • * 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.


  • 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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Nutrition info

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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Jules - March 10, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

My one cup of steel cut oatmeal looks like so much less than the yield you show in your video! Did you use more than 1 cup? Thank you!

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:50 a.m.

Hey there, Jules, thanks for the question! We indeed used 1 cup in this one. It also increases a lot in volume when soaked, so perhaps that's why it seems like a lot 😊

NIkki - Jan. 12, 2022, 12:44 p.m.

This recipe made me actually enjoy oatmeal again. For years I was so sick of it, I didn't even entertain the thought. This is really delicious and thank you for opening my eyes to adding toppings to make this even more inviting.

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 9:08 p.m.

We're so thrilled the oatmeal was enjoyed, NIkki - thank you!

Jen - Jan. 9, 2022, 2:05 a.m.

This is the best oatmeal I've ever had! It's my go-to oatmeal recipe now. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 2:20 a.m.

A massive compliment, Jen - thanks a bunch! 🤩

Monika N. - Dec. 30, 2021, 6:07 p.m.


I am wondering, in the interest of too many calories, if drizzling coconut milk would still taste as good. (I'll try next time :-))
I would also use peanut butter instead of almond butter since almond butter doesn't really taste like anything and peanut butter has the "salty" taste to it.
I used 1/2 of a banana and 1/2 cup of berries for 1 serving (used frozen triple berries) and non-milk chocolate chips.
Serving of the steel cut oats was 1 1/2 cups cooked.
It will keep you full for a long time.
For sure a keeper!

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Monika, and thanks for sharing the modifications. The coconut milk can be substituted with an alternative plant-based milk. such as unsweetened almond milk, if desired. Let us know if you experiment with it 🙂

Sarah - Oct. 23, 2021, 11:07 p.m.


Amanda - July 13, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

I love this recipe and the classic comforting oatmeal. I usually make one or the other at least once a week. It's versatile and makes for decent leftovers as well.

Erin - July 8, 2021, 8:14 p.m.

A wonderful recipe! Perfect for quick & delicious breakfasts in the morning. Thank you!

Evelyn s warner - July 7, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

terrific recipe tasted amazing!! 💕

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!