Coconut Macaroon Oats

Over the last year I’ve become more and more of an oat addict. And one of my favorite things is copying the flavors of some of my favorite treats and then creating oats recipes that match. So far, in my short career I’ve mastered these flavors: pumpkin pie, Reece’s Cup, peanut butter cookie, Mounds Bar, and now I’m adding COCONUT MACAROONS.

I’m not sure why I got such an intense craving for almond extract and coconut but it instantly made me think of my favorite macaroon recipe and I decided to make it into oatmeal (sans the eggs, obv).

Ok.. now the goods. The best thing about oats is that you can really use whatever you have to make your own versions so if you want to use a different sweetener or whole grain, go for it. Here’s what I used:

1/2 c. oats
1/4 c. Bob’s Red Mill 10 grain hot cereal (because it contains all these goodies: hard red wheat, rye, triticale, oat bran, oats, corn, barley, soy beans, brown rice, millet, and flaxseed)
1 c. water
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1 tsp. ground flax seeds
4 drops pure almond extract
2 tsp. brown sugar
a drizzle of honey
1/8 c. coconut
spoonful of almond butter

Combine the first 3, cook until desired consistency, stir in the remaining 6. NOM NOM NOM!
Here’s a little trick I like as well… I like to add a bit of uncooked oats at the very end to stir in and add a bit of texture and chewyness to my oats. Kind of like crumbling in a granola bar without the actual granola bar part. 😉

PS. I’ve discovered that I really dislike almond butter on bread but can’t stop eating it when it’s mixed in with oatmeal. Go figure.

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3 Responses

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  3. That looks yummy, and healthy too!:)

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