Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

A delicious and healthy oatmeal made with coconut oil, toasted coconut, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. Use quick cooking oats and its ready in 5 minutes.

Let’s talk oatmeal. I love it, do you? There are an infinite amount of flavor combinations. You could make your oatmeal creation with a subtle flavor or with a whole lotta craziness. Think about your kids going to town if you put them in front of a fully stocked oatmeal bar. I think I could see some flavor combinations involving gummy bears and marshmallows. Or if my husband was creating his own, there might be some sriracha involved, gotta get your spice at every meal I suppose!

My oatmeal creation would be this delicious combo, toasted coconut chocolate chip. Chocolate for breakfast, it’s a thing, and I really like it. I would be okay with eating a little bit of chocolate at every meal. I am sure some of you completely agree! As for coconut, I’ve already revealed my love for the shredded fruit. It’s great with kiwi ice cream and and in granola balls. And I go extra crazy if it’s toasted. Here’s a secret tip: I’ll toast a big batch of shredded coconut and put it in freezer bags and stick it in the freezer for when I need it. So it’s a no brainer that this is my favorite flavor combination.

A delicious and healthy oatmeal made with coconut oil, toasted coconut, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. Use quick cooking oats and its ready in 5 minutes.

For the most part, there aren’t any rules when it comes to oatmeal. I’m open to different flavor combinations, using steel cut and quick cooking oats, and using the microwave, stove, or crock pot to make oatmeal. But, I do have one rule, don’t make it as thick as dough. No one can stomach that, even if its loaded with chocolate chips and toasted coconut. If you find that your oatmeal has become too thick, add in a little bit of milk and your back to having edible oatmeal :)

Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp toasted coconut, divide between 2 bowls
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips, divide between 2 bowls
  • milk, optional if too thick

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix the oatmeal and water and cook for 60 to 90 seconds, depending upon if you prefer runny or thicker oatmeal.
  2. Mix in the coconut oil and coconut sugar, stir.
  3. Divide the oatmeal into 2 bowls, and top the oatmeal with toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips.
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A delicious and healthy oatmeal made with coconut oil, toasted coconut, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. Use quick cooking oats and its ready in 5 minutes.

One of our other favorite oatmeal creations involves sautéed pears that are glazed in maple syrup, make it this weekend!
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20 comments

  1. What a great way to start the day! Adding this to my breakfast plans soon :)

  2. I read this as I eat my daily breakfast of oatmeal! So needless to say I am lover! But I am all over that oatmeal bar…yum!!

  3. You’ve put all my favorite cookie ingredients in oatmeal! Love that. What a way to start the day.

    • It’s sneaky, you feel like you’re eating a cookie, but really it’s a healthy breakfast!

  4. Love this flavor combination! Looks delicious!

  5. I love this recipe…so easy that I might actually be able to cook a healthy breakfast before I run out the door to work instead of just grabbing a yogurt. Thanks!

    • I think it is totally doable before work, especially if you prep the toasted coconut ahead of time.

  6. I have oatmeal every single day. Love your version and I totally agree…chocolate is good at every meal!

  7. Can’t go wrong adding chocolate and coconut to oatmeal!

  8. WOW, Beth! This sounds SO good! I can’t wait to try this and seriously I’m eating it for lunch!

  9. So I might be with your husband, I love my spicy food. BUT I sort of love chocolate more! This might be the best way to get me and my kids to eat more oatmeal! Looks really good!

    • Know you, spicy and chocolate go well together.. you could add some cayenne pepper for a kick! Haha.

  10. This sounds like such a yummy breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!! #makingsoon

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