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Coconut, Berry and Chia Porridge

Cold winter mornings equals porridge in my books – it’s like a big warm hug. I’ve been making this coconut, berry and chia porridge religiously for the past 2 months and I’m still not sick of it!

Using coconut milk instead of cow’s milk not only gives it a great coconutty flavour, but means it’s dairy-free and suitable for vegans. You can also easily substitute the oats for quinoa flakes to make it gluten-free too!


I generally make a batch of this on Sunday night and take it to work in a Tupperware container, portioning it out and reheating it each morning. Sometimes I’ll top it with some frozen berries or grated apple for a bit of extra sweetness.


Coconut, Berry and Chia Porridge
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Serves: 6
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1 400ml can coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Shredded coconut (optional)
  1. Combine the oats, coconut milk, water and vanilla in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, until soft, thick creamy.
  3. Add in frozen berries and chia seeds and stir for another minute until warmed through.
  4. Top with more berries and coconut to serve, or try some grated apple on top if you like it a bit sweeter.




What’s your favourite thing to eat in winter?


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  • Reply vegeTARAian July 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I’m so glad you shared this – will be making a batch real soon!

    • Reply Swah July 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I hope you love it Tara! So tasty but nutritious x

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    This looks divine! I love coconut in anything (I just opened up a carton of coconut milk tonight to put in hot chocolate). This looks healthy but delicious :D

    • Reply Swah July 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Lorraine! I also love putting coconut in *everything* lately, it’s so delicious! :)

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