I try to make simple recipes in my everyday life, I use just a few ingredients in all my meals and they taste amazing. Cooking can be easy, fun and also healthy and you can make delicious recipes in less than 30 minutes. If you only have 15 minutes to cook your breakfast, this recipe is for you.
You only need 5 ingredients: coconut milk, water, rolled oats, unsweetened cocoa powder and coconut sugar. Add your favorite toppings (I added chopped strawberries, chocolate chips and shredded coconut) and you have your oatmeal ready.
I mixed coconut milk with water to reduce the amount of fat in the recipe, but you can use other plant milk or just water. Homemade plant milks taste better, are healthier and super easy to make. I usually use oat milk because is low in fat, but there are so many delicious plant milk you can make at home. You can find the oat milk recipe in our 10 Easy Vegan Recipes FREE E-Cookbook.
I used coconut sugar, but there are so many sweeteners you can use: agave or maple syrup, cane sugar, stevia, dates or any other you like. Avoid refined sweeteners, like white sugar, they’re so unhealthy and taste worse. I added 8 tablespoons of coconut sugar for 2 servings, if this amount of sugar is too much for you, feel free to add less, besides you can try the oatmeal and add more if you want.
Carob powder is also a great choice and is caffeine free. It tastes amazing, but I prefer cocoa powder, I couldn’t live without chocolate! Carob is less bitter than cocoa powder, so maybe you’ll need to add less sugar if you use it.
Smoothies and oatmeal are my favorite meals for breakfast, they’re healthy, taste so good and are ready in less than 15 minutes (well, you can make a smoothie in less than 5 minutes!). I drink smoothies all year long, even in winter, but oatmeal is a super satisfying breakfast and sometimes I prefer to eat something hot when I wake up in the morning.
Don’t use dairy products to make your oatmeal, they’re bad for your health, for the environment and of course for the animals. Plant milks are cholesterol-free and many of them have less fat. If you’re on a diet or just try to avoid fat, use oat, rice or quinoa milk instead or the coconut milk.
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- 1½ cups coconut milk (375 ml)
- ½ cup water (125 ml)
- ½ cup rolled oats (80 g)
- 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 8 tbsp coconut sugar
- Toppings: chopped strawberries, chocolate chips and shredded coconut
- Pour the coconut milk and the water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Add the rolled oats, cocoa powder and sugar. Cover the saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5 or 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place the oatmeal in a bowl and add your favorite toppings.