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Strawberries and Coconut Cream Oats

I always love it when I get feedback from you guys on social media. I usually try my very best to answer as soon as I can, the best I can. One of my readers asked me on Instagram how to make their oats a lot more palatable. I gave an answer based on what I had in mind at that time and with help of some of my readers.

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After some thought and landing on the best brand for oats, I think I have landed upon a gold mine of flavors for your oats. @muthonirene, this one is for you <3, and everyone else. I personally love oats, and I do not know why many people don’t. I think their flavor make the perfect canvas for adding more flavor and character. For this recipe, I maximized on that and made my oats super indulgent, creamy and fruity. An easy oat recipe that is a #MUSTTRY!

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1 cup of Oatibix oats

1/2  cup coconut cream

3/4  cup regular milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped strawberries

1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)



Sliced strawberries

1/2 and apple, sliced

1 teaspoon of sesame seeds



Add your cup of oats into a bigger cup or bowl. To this add some water and allow to soak overnight or at least 4 hours. I love having my oatibix oats for breakfast since they are very filling, which makes it good for people with high metabolism like me, or those who are watching what they eat and want to stay fuller for longer and reduce snacking.

With oatibix however, you can totally skip the soaking and add the oats straight to your milk, cook for 5 minutes or pop it in the microwave for 4 minutes. Real time saver when you are in a rush!

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After this, add your regular milk into a sufuria and bring to a simmer. Add your oats followed by the coconut cream and cinnamon. Allow this to simmer until they are warm, thick and creamy. If you choose to add sugar, add it at this point.

Oatibix has been my go to brand for my oats since I am always sure the quality is top notch. And when you cook with a great product, the outcome is usually good too :)).

add coconut cream to your oatmeal for extra flavor and aroma to the

adding cinnamon to your oatmeal allows it to have more flavor an warm woody aroma that also compliments the coconut

You can of course adjust your milk quantities depending on your preference. Once done, take from the heat and fold in your diced strawberries. You do not have to completely mix them in, just ensure they are folded into your oats. If you do not have strawberries, bananas would work well too.

Strawberies have a ton of vitamins which make them a great compliment to the nutritional benefits of oats, which help in the lowering of high cholesterol. You can give your uji a break form time to time and have oats instead. Your body will thank you!

fold in your finely chopped strawberries into the oats for extra nutrients and

Garnish with your apple, remaining strawberry slices and some sesame seeds. Serve hot!!!

This is my current morning craving. Hot oats with the soft aroma and flavor of coconut cream and mild acidity of the strawberries is all I want all day everyday! So delicious!

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This bowlful of oats is so comforting swear these can cure everything! From broken hearts to snatched edges to confused minds, this is all you need. Plus it is so soooo easy to make, as usual when it comes to K!

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Join the ongoing conversation on twitter: How do you like your oats? What/who do they remind you of? What flavors are you thinking could work with your oats? Lets chat on Twitter.

Keep it healthy!


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  1. Hope M.

    Hi Kaluhi,
    I resolved to eat clean & healthy at the beginning of this year and most of your recipes have helped me avoid having boring meals. I love love this oats one, the garnishing particularly…thanks for sharing your recipes!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much for your feedback Hope. I am also really trying to keep it healthy especially now that we are young. It is an investment we will enjoy in our later years. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did <3

  2. winnnie

    i loovvveee your recepies. love trying them since they are all so delish. But sponsored content meeiiiiinnn…. next instead of cooking oil you’ll be telling us to use Avena?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hi Winnie. Thank you for enjoying my recipes.

  3. Samoina

    Of answered prayers. I been eating bread ‘coz i bought oats and the bland taste has me figuring i would rather slather some margarine and toast it (‘coz i can’t steal my son’s weetabix either, lol. sema budget).

    Must try

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOOOOOOL! Oats have a love-hate relationship with most people, but once you get it right, its truly enjoyable!

  4. valentine

    hi, kaluhi very nice and looks delish. which is the best coconut cream?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I personally really love coconut products by KARA. I love the quality.

  5. Aika

    I love oats!! I usually make them plain though. This looks epic! ❤

    • kaluhiskitchen

      You bet it was!!!!

  6. Maureen

    I love oat porridge but I have no idea how to make it. Please help I especially love it with raisins and bananas

  7. Sonnie

    Hey kaluhi, i love how you make kitchen time super interesting.I love oats as well and fruits addition is a must try.For sugar I normally use dates and raisins.Thanks for the post.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Raisins are an excellent choice!!!

  8. Cecilia

    I did not know how to make oats. Now, I do. thanks.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Glad this post helped :))

  9. Ivy

    Great recipe..and ain’t nothin wrong with sponsored content either.i love oats,I also toast them sometimes with honey,seeds and nuts to make very nyummy muesli!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Yum!!! You combination sounds so so tasty!. And you are right, there is nothing wrong with sponsored content. If I find a product I love that you guys should know about, I will definitely tell you guys. And bloggers need to make money to survive this life too you know :DD.

  10. Hawa

    Great Great

    • kaluhiskitchen


  11. Wambui Wa Irungu


    The oats at healthy u are cheaper and better quality. Speaking as one who’s done both

    • kaluhiskitchen

      To each their own. You are totally free to buy the one you feel most comfortable with :)). I have not trued healthyU oats so I cannot comment on the same. If you prefer those, its totally ok to eat them darling!

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