School has been over for about a week for me, and I will tell you: I am liking it😉 It is nice to wake up a bit late, not being on any type of schedule and do whatever I want to do. This week has been all about recharging and resting. For many people, recharging may mean different things, but for me this means going to the gym, cook, read, and hang out in my backyard. And this is exactly what I have been doing. I know.. I have not been much productive, but we have to recharge sometimes, right???
Well among the things I have been doing, one has been of course playing in my kitchen. This week, I have been playing with my breakfast. I wanted to add variety to this boring oatmeal i am trying to eat so today I will share with you my Tropical Oatmeal.
Ingredients for 2-3 :
- 1 fresh mango sliced and cubed.
- 1 fresh coconut or about 1/3 cup of coconut flakes toasted
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of coconut milk,
- 1 cup of regular milk ( I used Fat free Lactaid)
- 1 tsp of Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp of Muscovado Brown Sugar ( Raw Brown Sugar from the Mauritian Islands- to be found in special grocery stores)
- Turn the oven to 475.
- Place the diced mango into a bowl and sprinkle 1 tbsp of the Muscovado brown sugar. Stir to coat the mango with the sugar.
- Empty those diced mangos onto a deep flexipat that you would have placed on a perforated sheet. Set aside.
- If you are using some fresh coconut, shave some coconut ( about 1/3 cup or even less) with a potato peeler and lay it on the flexipat as well.
- Cook both in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile prepare the cooked oatmeal. Place the oatmeal, the coconut milk and the milk into a medium-sized bowl and cook the oatmeal for 3 minutes in the microwave. Watch that the milk does not boil over. It will start rising at about 2 1/2 minutes.
- Stir and set aside to let the oatmeal expand and cool. I don’t like when it is too hot…
- Add the vanilla, and 1 tsp of brown sugar and stir.
- Divide the oatmeal equally in 2 or 3 portions in individual bowls. Then add the cooked mangos, and the toasted coconut to each bowl.
- Sprinkle some Muscovado Brown sugar over the fruits, and you may even want to grate more fresh coconut.
- Eat up;-)
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!
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