How many foods have you found that everyone in your family enjoys? Pizza, Spaghetti, Macaroni and Cheese – maybe. How about Oatmeal? My family loves Oatmeal. We love to make big batches of it together on the weekends, taking turns measuring, stirring the pot, letting the kids choose which fruits and flavor combinations they’ll add to make it uniquely theirs.
It has become such an easy, comfort food for us that some nights when Daddy is away and we’re feeling a bit nostalgic or in need of something warm & comforting, we’ll even whip up a batch and eat it for dinner. We just love it that much.
This Creamy Tropical version comes to you from the creative mind of my 6 year old. He loves to experiment with new tastes and flavors in the kitchen and this recipe does just that.
Creamy Tropical Oatmeal w/ Toasted Coconut
We started out with Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk (he really loves this stuff), we used it for half of the liquid in the recipe to give it the extra creamy texture. We cooked the oats as directed and added a bit of maple syrup for flavor and sweetness, sprinkled some (Ok, a lot of) cinnamon like we always do, added a splash of good vanilla and swirled it all around and inhaled the goodness. Next, we toasted some shredded coconut in the oven until it was just turning golden brown. Then we dished up the oatmeal, tossed in a handful of diced dried pineapple and mango and dusted the top with the toasted coconut.
We really enjoyed this version, we hope you try it and love it too.