Creamy Coconut Soaked Porridge

Today I am going to share a recipe for my new favourite breakfast.  Since reading Nourishing Traditions, I am trying to ensure that the grains we eat are properly prepared – by soaking, sprouting or fermenting (for a good article on the whys and wherefores go here).  The easiest thing to start with was breakfast, and this is our favourite take on porridge:


The night before:

Soak 1 cup of rolled oats (we use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats) in 1 cup of warm filtered water with 2tbsp yogurt or whey added (for dairy free folk, you could use lemon juice, but I haven’t tried this so don’t know if it tastes good!)

In the morning:

Bring 1 cup of full fat coconut milk to the boil, then add your soaked oats with their liquid.

Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and creamy.

Because I am such a coconut fiend, I like to serve mine with a big dollop of chilled coconut cream, and maybe a drizzle of honey too.  Yum yum!


Apologies for the rubbish picture – the natural daylight at 8am in England in March is not the best 😉

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7 thoughts on “Creamy Coconut Soaked Porridge

  1. Yum! This sounds so good. Do you buy your coconut milk or do you make it yourself?

  2. Janet says:

    Oh, this sounds so delicious! Oatmeal is one of my favs and I like using coconut water in my smoothies so I think coconut milk in my oatmeal would be good, too. I’ll definitely try this.

  3. […] we use, and the raw milk we drink, are in fact…raw.  I was really inspired by this post:  I’m getting really lax soaking my grains.  This practice has got to stop and I started […]

  4. I am also a coconut lover! We switched to soaked oatmeal too. Don’t you think the flavor after it’s been soaked in whey is delicious? I actually wasn’t a huge oatmeal fan before, but soaked oatmeal I like a lot!

    I think breakfast is a really good meal to start with, because the conventional options for breakfast are usually sugar-filled breakfast cereal, pop tarts, white flour pancakes with fake syrup etc. What a terrible way to start the day. We either have eggs, oatmeal or homemade yogurt with fruit.

    Great post, and the picture isnt terrible. It looks yummy to me 🙂

    • vivjm says:

      Oh yes, I couldn’t believe how much tastier oats are when they’ve been soaked in whey. Glad you didn’t think the picture was so terrible 😉

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