Tropical Steel-Cut Oatmeal

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 40 min
  • serves 4

When it’s cold outside, this creamy oatmeal with coconut milk and tropical fruits is warm, comforting and dairy-free!

Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

60 Ratings
Directions for: Tropical Steel-Cut Oatmeal


1 cup steel-cut oats

1 ⅔ cups water

1 can coconut milk

pinch salt

1 Tbsp brown sugar (approx.)

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp ground cinnamon

⅓ cup pineapple, finely chopped

⅓ cup mango, finely chopped

⅓ cup banana, finely chopped

⅓ cup strawberries, finely chopped

¼ cup cashews, chopped and toasted

¼ cup coconut flakes, toasted


1. Pour water in medium saucepan set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir in coconut milk. When mixture comes to a simmer, stir in oats and salt.

2. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender and you like the consistency. Let stand covered, for 5 minutes.

3. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Divide equally into 4 serving dishes. Toss pineapple with mango, banana and strawberries. Top oatmeal with fruit mixture, cashews and toasted coconut. Serve with additional brown sugar if desired.

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