Instant Coconut “Oatmeal”

by Kelly M

This is about the coolest thing ever. The ultimate breakfast ready in an instant?!? Naturally I topped mine with peanut butter.

Hypothetical scenario: You were up until the crack of 3am studying for the test you completely forgot about/remembered but purposefully put off preparing for. Hypothetically.

So then that darn alarm clock just didn’t go off (because there’s no way anyone pressed that snooze button or anything) and you’re running around like the super organized whirlwind you are. You agreed to show up early to class to take a test (while clearly under the influence of a post-caffeine chug high) and you begin to prioritize.

Things That Must Be Accomplished

0. DRINK CAFFEINE. A lot of it. Deal with the crash later, just remember to not agree to take a test really early in the morning during the crash. Take it from me.

1. Get to school. Take test. Do not flunk test.

2. Look around incessantly for a battery for your dying electric toothbrush to put of looking at your notes for said test.

3. Look somewhat presentable to the general populace.

4. Possibly attempt a hairdo.

5. Realize you can’t do number 4  if you have any prayer of fulfilling number 3.

6. Other important stuff you don’t remember.

7. More important stuff. (Maybe bring some books to school? Hmm.)

8. Realize 6 and 7 are futile until caffeine sets in.

Notice how breakfast is not even on this list? Yeah. That really saying something considering how utterly dysfunctional I am without a breakfast of champions residing in my  belly.. So…what to do?

Take your beloved coconut “oatmeal,” cook it in the microwave instead of the stove top and BAM. Insta-breakfast without the unpronounceable grossness.

Cop out of a post? I don’t think so! You get this recipe you’re going to love love love and I get a few extra moments to study for that test I will not flunk.


Instant Coconut “Oatmeal” (Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Low Carb, Low Calorie)

If you want to streamline the process even further, put all the dry ingredients into a ziplock baggie beforehand and add the wet ingredients and nuke when you’re ready to eat! Feel free to stir in any extra flavors at the end. The possibilities are endless!

Instant Coconut “Oatmeal”

Instant Coconut “Oatmeal”

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving (for you!)

Serving Size: 1 recipe

Calories per serving: 112

Fat per serving: 9.5 grams


  • 4 Tablespoons shredded coconut (I use reduced fat.)
  • 4 teaspoons coconut flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (Coconut-almond milk is lovely here too.)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sweetener to taste (I used one packet of stevia.)


  1. Combine shredded coconut, 2 teaspoons of coconut flour, almond milk, and water in the biggest mug you own. Microwave for 2 minutes, watching closely. If it looks like it is about to boil over, stop it, stir, and continue cooking. Remove from the microwave, stir, and cook for another minute, still watching very closely to make sure it doesn't boil over. Remove from microwave, stir in remaining 2 teaspoons of coconut flour and sweeten to taste. Note: The longer it sits after it's been cooked, the thicker it will get. So if you have the time, you may want to pop it in the fridge for a few minutes to thicken up.

Topped with peanut butter. Naturally. How do you like yours?




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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear November 2, 2012 at 8:43 am

ya gotta have peanut butter on top. theres just no other way!


2 Kelly M November 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Um, THANK YOU. You, my friend, have your priorities straight.


3 Bek @ Crave November 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I like oatmeal topped with banana slices, honey and crushed nuts! My pb is never runny enough! SO I can never get enough of it ;)


4 Kelly M November 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I can’t stand non-runny pb! But I have the solution: just microwave a tablespoon or so with a few tablespoons of almond milk for about a minute and BOOM. Instant peanut butter sauce = perfect consistency.


5 Bek @ Crave November 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

What a neat idea! Almond milk is a rarity over here, so I might try it with milk or water perhaps. Thanks :)


6 Nicole Milewski April 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I saw this posted on Pinterest as a low carb recipe but don’t see the net carb count anywhere. Do you, by any chance, know how many net carbs are in this recipe?


7 Kelly M April 20, 2013 at 11:18 pm

There are about 2 grams of net carbs in the entire recipe.


8 Colby May 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Mine came out really watery, is that normal?


9 Kelly M May 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Hmm. It should not be watery. If it is, you should cook it longer or add more coconut flour.


10 Desiree Morrison June 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Mine came out extremely watery too…and I calculated 5 net carbs for the whole recipe as well! There’s 3 for the coconut flour, and 2 for the coconut shreds itself, the unsweetened kind that is. Like I said, the first time I made it, it was SO watery, my four year old asked if it was soup!…the second time I only added the 1/2 cup of almond milk and no water…MUCH thicker. I also added vanilla flavoring :) it tastes kind of grainy…I may have to play with it a bit…but thanks for posting!


11 This American Girl June 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

You are so adorable, hilarious, and talented! I cannot believe you are only 15. Beautiful photos, delicious recipes, and very entertaining writing. I’m excited to follow along :)


12 Kelly M July 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

You rock. Thank you so much for your kindness! Welcome aboard!


13 Irene August 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

HELLO!. I love a lot of things on the site, but problem is I dont own any almond milk ,or special milks. I drink 2% normal cow milk. Will me using this type of milk ruin any of your recipes?.


14 Kelly M August 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hi Irene! Yes, I do believe you can sub in other kinds of milk.


15 iris October 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Love this idea. Will try this soon . You’re great .Maria from Italy .


16 Kelly M November 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

You’re great Maria! Thank you!


17 Emily December 2, 2013 at 5:48 am

I love this so much! I just bought a bunch of unsweetened RF shredded coconut in bulk online. My husband was like seriously, what could you possibly need that much coconut for? ;) I’ll show him – It will get used!


18 nina January 25, 2014 at 2:29 am

Wow!! I never thought of this!! sounds so good! I must try it!!


19 Kelly M January 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

Please let me know how it goes Nina!


20 Micheline January 29, 2014 at 8:15 am

What a cool idea!!


21 Nikki March 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

This looks like a really tiny portion… how much does it end up yielding?


22 Kelly M March 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Hi Nikki! I think the pics are a bit deceptive, as the serving size is very reasonable. You can add pumpkin, applesauce, or mashed banana to increase the portion. Hope this helps!


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