Creamy Coconut Oatmeal

Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with fresh berries is a basic oatmeal recipe made in less than 20 minutes! Start your day with a big bowl of healthy oatmeal.

creamy coconut oatmeal

Start the day with a hearty bowl of creamy coconut oatmeal and fresh berries! Oatmeal is always a great choice for breakfast because it’s packed with nutrients that will fuel you up for the day ahead. Homemade oatmeal is even better because it’s made with wholesome fresh ingredients. This recipe is from Heather Christo’s book, Pure Delicious.

Creamy Coconut Oatmeal with fresh berries from Heather Christo's new cookbook Pure Delicious!

How to make basic coconut oatmeal recipe

This recipe doesn’t get any easier. Instead of cooking oatmeal in water or regular milk, we use coconut milk to add texture and flavor.

Bring the coconut milk to a boil in a medium pan. Then add rolled oats, beet sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon and salt. You can also use regular granulated sugar or maple syrup. Feel free to start with 2 tablespoons and add more if you like it sweeter. You can easily adapt this recipe to suit your tastes.

Cook the mixture until the milk is absorbed. This process takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Oatmeal toppings for serving

Serve the coconut oatmeal with your favorite healthy oatmeal toppings. Switch up the toppings to create a different flavor of oatmeal every single time.

  • Fresh berries
  • Bananas
  • Dried fruit
  • Toasted coconut
  • Nuts – pecans, peanuts, almonds or walnuts.
  • Honey or agave
  • Almond or nut butter
  • Granola clusters

basic oatmeal recipe

Oatmeal is on the breakfast menu in my house a few times a week. We always switch out the toppings so we never get bored. Banana Berry Baked Oatmeal is another one of our favorite recipes. It’s healthy and tastes delicious as leftovers.

Go ahead, dig into a fresh and flavorful breakfast!

basic oatmeal recipe

Creamy Coconut Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
This easy oatmeal recipe is made with healthy ingredients and is naturally gluten free, nut free, sugar free and dairy free!
5 from 5 votes


  • 2 cups light unsweetened coconut milk, (can also use full fat coconut milk)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, or granulated beet sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • fresh berries, agave, coconut milk and toasted coconut, for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a simmer over medium heat. Add the oats, maple syrup or sugar, coconut, cinnamon, and salt and stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the milk has been absorbed and the oatmeal is creamy, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, topped with fresh berries, agave, extra milk, and toasted coconut.


  • Using full fat coconut milk will alter nutritional information. 
  • You can use granulated or brown sugar instead of maple syrup or beet sugar, if desired. 
  • Nutritional information does not include berries or other toppings.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 253kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 150mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
If you try this recipe, don’t forget to leave a review below or share a photo and tag @spoonfulofflavor on Instagram.

Reprinted from Pure Delicious by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Heather Christo LLC

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10 comments on “Creamy Coconut Oatmeal”

  1. I was sceptical, but it is surprisingly good! Mine took not nearly as long as 15 minutes to cook, more like 6 minutes. Very yummy! We used raspberries and Bare coconut chips for garnish 🙂

  2. Why beet sugar??

    • This recipe was originally created for specific diets in mind, but you can definitely use maple syrup, granulated sugar or your favorite sweetener instead of the beet sugar. The beet sugar is used to sweeten the oatmeal. Enjoy!

  3. We had this oatmeal for breakfast this morning and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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