Coconut Chocolate Chip Chia Oatmeal

 

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Meet your new breakfast obsession.

Delicious? Check.  Healthy? Yep.

First things first, yes,  I have jumped onto the chia seed bandwagon.  It’s packed with fiber and Omega 3′s as well as many other health benefits.  And it’s so easy to add them to a lot of recipes.  I like mixing them into my pancake mix and a delicious quinoa and brown rice dish I will be sharing soon.

I love these tiny powerhouses, even if my husband is convinced I’ll turn into a walking chia pet.  Ch, ch, ch, chia!

A few weeks ago, I was looking online for a new chia recipe, and I came across one for chia seed pudding made with coconut milk.  Only I don’t really like pudding. Or yogurt for that matter.  I’m weird, I know, it’s a texture thing.  But I do love coconut.

Instead, I had an idea to make oatmeal with coconut milk, add some chocolate chips, because I am a sucker for a sweet breakfast and mix in those trendy chia seeds.  To make it extra healthy :)

I was a little worried about the coconut milk.  Would it cook the oatmeal like normal milk? Would it actually taste coconutty?

The answers were yes {but it takes a little longer} and yes.

 

Here’s the ingredients I use:

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1 cup plain {sweetened} coconut milk

1 TBSP chia seeds

sprinkle of mini chocolate chips 

 

To Make:

Pour oats and milk into a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes depending on your microwave and how thick you like your oatmeal.  I love a very thick, not at all soupy oatmeal, so I cook mine for 2 1/2 minutes.  

Carefully remove your bowl from the microwave, it will be hot.  

Stir in the chia seeds, then sprinkle on the chocolate chips and enjoy!

Perfect for breakfast, or a midnight snack :)

 

I love it.  It’s so yummy and keeps me full for a long time.  I mean how can you go wrong with coconut and chocolate for breakfast that’s actually good for you?!

What are some of your favorite chia seed recipes?  I’d love to hear your ideas!

 

 

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  1. Terri, I LOVE all things coconut, so I consider this to be genius! I like coconut milk, coconut water, coconut macaroons….well, you get the idea. I haven’t done anything with chia seeds- I’m still stuck on flax seeds ;) but I will definitely give them a try!

    I would love for you to bring this (and anything else you’d like to share) to my party tomorrow- it’s called Treasure Box Tuesday, and it starts at 6:00 a.m. Central time. Recipes, crafts, DIY, etc. :)

    Hope to see you there! :D
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