Dianne's Creamy Coconut Oatmeal

This is a wonderful way to start off the day-- and it is so good that you many want to eat it as a healthy snack as well. Make sure you soak the oats overnight. It helps make them more digestable and adds to the creamy consistancy.

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1 cup steel-cut whole oats (not instant)
3 cups organic milk (or you can use water)
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt or sea salt
1/4 cup unsweetened dried (desiccated) coconut
1 Tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried fruit* (optional)

In a medium bowl, combine the oats and milk. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator overnight.

Transfer the oat mixture to a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the salt, cinnamon, coconut oil and dried coconut, and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the vanilla and dried fruit; and simmer for 5 minutes more. Serve plain or with your topping of choice.

Serving suggestions- flavor with: raw honey, maple syrup, raw sugar, raw milk, buttermilk, yogurt, or cream.

*Raisins work well, as do cranberries, cherries, currants, and apricots. Trader Joe's has a great dried berry mix that is wonderful in this. Or you can just enjoy the taste of the coconut alone-- it is also excellent this way.

4 servings

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