This has been a staple of my diet for so many years! I’m always surprised when people ask me for the recipe on Instagram, I always assumed everyone knew how to make this because it’s so easy! I used to be queen of buying the single serve instant oatmeal cups with the dried fruit and who knows what else is in there (look at the ingredients, it’s scary!) They are expensive, not that delicious and packed with sodium and sugar, so I started making my own and haven’t gone back since. This recipe is super versatile, I’m always switching up the dairy-free milk and fruit for a change of flavor so it never gets “old”. Feel free to add whatever you feel might be delicious, chances are you’ll be right!
Since I wanted to share some recipes for easy to eat food as you start your adult braces journey or get an adjustment and your teeth are sore, I will post the exact recipe of the oatmeal I’ve been eating this first week of getting braces! I’ll share some of my other favorite combos below too!
Coconut Banana Oatmeal
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2-4 ounces coconut milk
- 1 Banana
- Honey (Optional)
- Cinnamon (Optional)
You can cook it stove top, but I’m usually on a time crunch so I put the rolled oats and dairy-free milk in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and/or honey if desired, top with the fruit of your choice. Sometimes when I’m feeling fancy I will add some granola as well.
My other go-to dairy free milk is Almond Milk, I’m loving the limited ingredients in the brand Milked Almonds these days! I always love topping this recipe with peaches and/or strawberries during the summer when they are in season. If you’re an apple fan, my top picks to use with this recipe are Granny Smith or honey crisp apples! Tag me on Instagram if you give this a go, let me know what you think! @kinzeyray