Oatmeal isn’t exactly known for being a summer food. When I think of oatmeal I think of cozying up to a warm bowl filled with the flavours of apple and cinnamon while it snows softly outside. Or enjoying a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal in the fall before bundling up in layers to go on a fall hike.
But I still like to enjoy oatmeal in the summers – it’s all about switching up the flavours! Instead of apples or pumpkin, I’ll use more summery flavours like berries, cherries, peaches, mango, banana, etc. This is mango goji coconut oatmeal is one of my favourite summery bowls of oatmeal lately:
Mango goji coconut oatmeal | Vegan, nut free option*
1/3 cup oats
2/3 cup water
2-3 tbsp almond milk
2 tsp chia seeds
1/4 of a banana, sliced
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped mango, banana, and raspberries
2 tbsp store bought or homemade granola
1 tbsp goji berries
2 tsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
*Note: to make nut free use cow’s milk or soy milk, and use a nut-free granola.
In a small pot bring 2/3 cup water to a boil and add 1/3 cup of rolled oats. Reduce heat to low and add milk, chia seeds, thinly sliced banana, and cinnamon. Cook until it has thickened, then scoop into a bowl.
Top with chopped mango, banana slices, and raspberries, Kashi cereal, goji berries, shredded coconut, and sunflower seed butter.
What flavours do you like in your oatmeal in the summers?