Are you the sort of person who appreciates a decadently rich breakfast? Try swapping your maple smeared chocolate chip pancakes for this super creamy dairy-free oatmeal one morning. You can even trick yourself into thinking it's healthy because, you know, it's oatmeal (okay, so it's still probably better for you than chocolate chip pancakes, regardless).*
*not that there's anything wrong with chocolate chip pancakes.
I know, I know, you wish I'd shut up about homemade coconut milk already... but seriously, make the effort because it's going to taste 23572348573 times better, especially in recipes like this where it's the star ingredient.
Be hungry if you plan to make this. Either that or cut the recipe down a little bit because it's very rich. I had a similar breakfast to this in Bangkok once and the bowl was twice the size. Two girls at the table next to me split theirs, even still leaving the restaurant stuffed to the brim. This recipe only makes about half of what was in that Bangkok bowl, but it's still very decadent.
The ratios aren't set in stone, so there's plenty of room to add and subtract ingredient portions to suit your own appetite and preferences. For instance I used coconut water because I happened to have just opened a fresh coconut to make my breakfast, but if you get the milk out of a can then you can use extra coconut milk or another non dairy liquid instead.
I mean I'm assuming you've made oatmeal before and, if not, just follow the instructions on the packet (using coconut milk instead of whatever other liquid, naturally).
Rich Coconut Milk Porridge
- Two saucepans: one with the coconut milk, coconut water, sugar and salt. The other with the oats.
- Heat the coconut milk saucepan just to dissolve the sugar and salt. Remove the milk from the heat and set the oatmeal pot on the heat instead. Pour the liquid slowly into the panful of oats, a little bit at a time to achieve your desired consistency. Cook as per packet instructions.
- Serve drowned in any remaining coconut milk or coconut cream, with dried fruit on top.