Do you like foods with a tropical flavor? Since it’s summer, I was craving something with coconut and pineapple. Tropical oatmeal hit the spot, and I think you will enjoy it, too.
I rarely eat breakfast, but I’m trying to do better. I decided to make something that would last a few days in the refrigerator. HH likes to have a light breakfast of some sort. I’m sure he gets tired of cereal bars – his quick-grab-breakfast with coffee for the long commute to his office (wink). He shuffles to what is supposed to be our living room. This is the life, I tell ya!
Back to the baking part.
Basically, melt butter in a baking dish (8″ x 8″ works well). Swish it around to coat the sides.
Bonus Baking Process: only dirty one dish. (HH’s commute isn’t the only thing we’ve refined and condensed. Ha!)
Stir milk, yogurt, pineapple, and coconut into it.
Add eggs, break the yellows, and beat them slightly with a spoon or fork as you stir into the mixture.
Then add the dry ingredients (old-fashioned oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar).
Stir well until thoroughly blended.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and dig in!
Fill a small bowl or a mug and enjoy. 🙂
I realize it’s summer, and you may not want to use the oven and heat your kitchen. But, this oatmeal is so handy to have in the refrigerator all week. Just zap a bowl of it in the microwave to heat – and eat!
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- ⅔ cups milk (can use soy milk, almond or rice milk, etc.)
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup crushed pineapple (with juice)
- ½ cup coconut (sweetened or unsweetened - your choice)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- Turn oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in baking dish (8" x 8" or equivalent) and place in oven while heating.
- Remove dish after butter melts. Swish butter around to coat sides of pan.
- Add the milk, yogurt, pineapple, and coconut. Stir to cool butter.
- Add eggs, break yellows, and stir to combine.
- Stir in oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and coconut. Blend well.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
I can hardly wait to eat this oatmeal next winter! But, I enjoy eating it now, too. The tropical flavor totally works for a wholesome summer breakfast.
What do you think? Is it worth heating your kitchen briefly to enjoy oatmeal with hints of the tropics during summer?
I’m sharing this recipe at Metamorphosis Monday.