Vegan Pina Colada Overnight Oats

Who says you can’t have a little Caribbean fun for breakfast? My mind’s been drifting to hot sand and rolling waves for weeks, ever since those cold winter days first started breaching through. I don’t care what time of day it is, my body wants Bermuda, Bahamas, BEACH. Since my bank account’s running on low, fat chance I’ll be flying into outdoor warmth anytime soon. For now, you’ll find me cozying up inside, settling for a hot mug of tea and nice bowl of Pina Colada Oats.

Picture pineapple picked fresh from the tree and sweet coconut milk spilling out of a real, native-picked coconut. Maybe you’re shimming up those fruit* trees, giving your nice tanned and toned self a little workout before breakfast (or afternoon drinks anyone?)…You know what I’ll be daydreaming of once I finish blogging. But let’s get real, not all is so bad on the home-front. At least we can bring a little Caribbean flavor to our taste-buds, right? Count me in on that one.

*FYI, a coconut is actually classified as a “drupe”—A fruit with a hard stony covering enclosing the seed.

Pina Colada Overnight Oats

-1/2 cup oats
-1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp. light coconut milk
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
-1/3 banana, mashed
-Slivered/chopped almonds, handful
-Drizzle of honey, optional
-1 tsp. chia seeds, optional

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Cover with saran wrap and store in refrigerator overnight. Remove in morning, and top with almonds and a drizzle of honey. Sprinkle chia seeds on top, if desired.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Simply Life
    February 5, 2011 at 7:55 am

    oh what a fun idea!

  • Reply
    The Candid RD
    February 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Sounds lovely!! I feel like I’m in the Caribbean already 🙂 I don’t do a lot of coconut milk because it makes me gassy and bloated, but I can do a small amount of the shreds with no problem, I love the idea!

  • Reply
    melindard
    February 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    What a great way to feel like you are somewhere other than stuck in the snow and cold.

  • Reply
    tigerleelee
    April 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I love oats in the am. But the morning rush to make old fashioned oats the way I like ’em isn’t quick. Great recipe. I used what I had just oats, banana, coconut milk, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and hemp seeds the night before. Warmed it in the microwave for 1 minute in the am. It was delicious. Definitely an easier way of making “wholesome” oats for the morning rush.

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